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Does mouth-breathing cause a sore throat which came with a fever?

Does mouth-breathing cause a sore throat which came with a fever?

Yes and no: Mouth breathing commonly causes a mild sore and dry throat that will improve with hydration. It by itself doesn't cause fever. A viral nasal infection will congest the nose making it easier to mouth breathe and cause fever but these symptoms are temporary once the viral illness runs its course. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Why does breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause dry sore throat?

Nose humidifies more: Your respiratory system is designed with a natural humidifying organ, your nose. When you do not breathe through it, the air bypasses its humidifier and reaches the throat and lungs still dry. When you do breathe through your nose, the air is 100% humidified by the time it reaches those places. Your nasal membranes secrete about a quart of fluid a day, much of it water vapor reabsorbed in the lung. ...Read more

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My granddaughter sprayed loads of febreze and I now have sore throat and mouth and cough after breathing it in. Will this go away soon.?

My granddaughter sprayed loads of febreze and I now have sore throat and mouth and cough after breathing it in. Will this go away soon.?

Hard to say: ...you don't say how long it has been going on. You don't mention heart or lung disease. Usually, just inhaling what is mostly perfume wouldn't cause anything dangerous to happen unless allergic, but of course you should get outside and inhale as much clean, clear air as you can, or go into an air conditioned place and do the same. If you have trouble breathing, throat swelling, rash, go to ED. ...Read more

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How come breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause sore throat, but not through the nose?

How come breathing through the mouth dry the windpipe and cause sore throat, but not through the nose?

Hair Cells: When air is filters though the nose there are hair cells and mucous cells which help to clean ands sort of humidify the air. This is usually worse in winter when the heat comes on and the air lacks humidity drying out the mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, my breathing stops during my sleep, sore throat and enlarged tonsils plus sleep apnea. Help?

Hi doctors, my breathing stops during my sleep, sore throat and enlarged tonsils plus sleep apnea. Help?

See your doctor: If you have diagnosed sleep apnea, presumably you have had a sleep study ordered by a physician. Please follow up with that doctor who can outline treatment plans given that diagnosis, or refer you to a sleep physician specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

Nasal congestion: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10! days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics. Also would check your pulse, not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more

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Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Ways to heal a sore throat from a breathing tube?

Soothing measures: To sooth the irritation from a breathing tube, try a mild cough suppressant to decrease the hacking cough that often accompanies the irritation. The more you cough, the more you irritate the windpipe. ...Read more

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I have sores in my mouth with a sore throat what could this be?

I have sores in my mouth with a sore throat what could this be?

Strep throat: No one likes a sore throat! the most common disease is a strep throat. This is easily treated with antibiotics. You should see your primary dr for a quick test then get the correct treatment. For your sore throat symptoms, try gargling with salt water a few times a day in addition to steam showers. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

How to treat a sore throat and bad taste in mouth?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What should I do to address a sore throat and burning mouth?

What should I do to address a sore throat and burning mouth?

TLC and antibiotic: A sore throat caused by viral infection — the most common cause usually lasts five to seven days and doesn't require medical treatment. Just some tlc.
If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics. Penicillin the most one prescribe. ...Read more

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Cat scratches, breathing problems, sinus pain, now really sore throat, what is the cause?

Cat scratches, breathing problems, sinus pain, now really sore throat, what is the cause?

Many possibilities: The red herring here is your hx of cat scratches which raises the question of toxoplasmosis. But your other symptoms don't suggest that. I think it's unrelated. I suspect you have a viral pharyngitis but you need a throat culture to rule out strep, or, if appropriate, a gram negative diplococcus (neisserian species). ...Read more

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Cough sore throat cold feeling in throat mouth feels like I ate spearmint is this normal? Maybe dry or hot air

Cough sore throat cold feeling in throat mouth feels like I ate spearmint is this normal? Maybe dry or hot air

Sore throat: This could be infection (viral vs. Strep most likely), allergy, dryness from mouth breathing, and a few other things. If nothing else is going on you might want to have it tested for Strep at you local immediate care center or PCPs office. Hope it clears up soon ...Read more

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Hey ive been having a sore throat for the past 6 days. Now the soreness is on the top of my mouth. What can it be?

Hey ive been having a sore throat for the past 6 days. Now the soreness is on the top of my mouth. What can it be?

Sore throat: Spots on the soft palate that turn into blister and then pop open to form ulcers are not the usual causes of sore throat (which affects the tonsils). At this time of the year, they are often caused by viruses (Enteroviruses). They can be very painful and usually affects children. rarely they can be due to other things: gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. ...Read more

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My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.

My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.

You should see your: Doctor. You could have strep throat or a viral infection. Sleeping with your mouth open can cause dryness, which can be irritating and uncomfortable, but usually wouldn't cause "sheer pain." The best way to tell what's going on is to see yoru doctor. ...Read more

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I tend to breathe through my mouth at night. I wake up with a slightly sore throat, which goes away quickly. Is this "silent refllux"?

I tend to breathe through my mouth at night. I wake up with a slightly sore throat, which goes away quickly. Is this "silent refllux"?

Likely dry mouth: The only correlation I can make is that your mouth breathing is causing dry oral and throat mucosa. If there is any suspicion for reflux causing or contributing to your symptoms that should be further investigated. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Acute Bronchitis: Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks.
If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f, interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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I`ve had a sore throat for weeks, metal taste in my mouth sometimes, and tonight I coughed up music with black stuff in it. What's wrong with me?

I`ve had a sore throat for weeks, metal taste in my mouth sometimes, and tonight I coughed up music with black stuff in it. What's wrong with me?

GERD: Hi, you most probably have acid reflux disease, adjust ur diet, avoid acidic food, greasy food, spicy food, caffein, alcohol, chocolate, add probiotics to ur diet and see a provider for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and the roof of my mouth is red?

I have a sore throat and the roof of my mouth is red?

Strep Throat: You should consult your doctor as you may have strep infection in your throat and may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's going on? Sore throat swollen roof of my mouth

What's going on? Sore throat swollen roof of my mouth

Maybe strep, flu, etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat and a lil bump on the roof of my mouth, what could this be?

Sore throat and a lil bump on the roof of my mouth, what could this be?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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How to treat this bad sore throat horrible taste in mouth?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice (or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to wash my mouth with diphen hydramin syrup to reduce my sore throat?

Can you explain if it's possible to wash my mouth with diphen hydramin syrup to reduce my sore throat?

Yes: This gargle works: mix 3 teaspoons maalox liquid with 2 teaspoons Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid and one teaspoon chloraseptic spray (take the spray top off the spray bottle), . Gargle and swish well for at least a minute and spit out. You can repeat every few hours; don't swallow since you'll be loading up on benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Hi I have had a sore throat for 1 day and this morning I awoke with a sensation of tightness in my lower thoat when breathing in.?

Hi I have had a sore throat for 1 day and this morning I awoke with a sensation of tightness in my lower thoat when breathing in.?

Several possibilitie: Sounds like you're worried about infection. Possible, especially if you have fever. Swollen red spots it tissue in back of throat could be infection. Also acid reflux from stomach could produce similar symptoms w/out fever. If it's the latter expect more frequent symptoms. There is relatively goo d treatments for this problem--and treatment is good idea to prevent complications, ...Read more

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What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

Cannot diagnose: This needs to be seen to be correctly diagnosed and managed. May be viral, Strep, other. Let a doctor take a look and treat you appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sore in my mouth and a sore throat after making out with my boyfriend? I made out with my boyfriend for the first time a few days ago and I had woken up the next day with a sore throat and a sore in my mouth. Is this a sign of anything? I

Why do I have a sore in my mouth and a sore throat after making out with my boyfriend? I made out with my boyfriend for the first time a few days ago and I had woken up the next day with a sore throat and a sore in my mouth. Is this a sign of anything? I

Sharing Germs: Intimate physical contact allows you to exchange body fluids and all that that implies, you will naturally contract any disease or commensal organism that resides in and on each others bodies. It is quite common as one adjusts to a new partner to have refractory period during which you adjust to the new organisms you are sharing. Please seek medical advice ...Read more

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Could sleeping with your mouth open cause a sore throat?

Could sleeping with your mouth open cause a sore throat?

Yes: Sleeping with an open mouth allows your mouth and throat lining to dry out -- possibly getting sore. However, you also might be mouth breathing from congestion due to an oncoming URI which brings sore throat with it -- or allergies which might do the same. ...Read more

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Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. The tongue bumps are probably reactive glands. If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your physician for evaluation and a rapid throat culture to check for strep which is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

How do you heal the sore throat from sleeping with my mouth open?

Dry throat: It may seem obvious, but moisturize your mouth and throat by drinking plenty of fluids. Biotene products are helpful over-the-counter products and there are a variety of things that can be used for dry mouth and dry throat. An important question is why are you mouth breathing? Is there a nasal congestion or nasal obstructive problem? You may want to see an ENT doctor to evaluate your airway. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat, and trouble swallowing and opening mouth?

What could cause a sore throat, and trouble swallowing and opening mouth?

Many causes: Pharyngitis spreading to your lymph nodes below your jaw can cause these symptoms. Botulism toxin can cause lockjaw aqnd these symptoms also. The first thing to do is go to your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

Mouth Breathing (Definition)

Mouth breathing is breathing through the mouth, as opposed to breathing through your nose. Nose breathing is healthier for many reasons including (but not limited to) tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion, sleep ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more