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Mouth Breathing Sore Throat
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more
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
Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more
What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?
Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more
Chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in neck, metallic taste in mouth, burning tongue?
Go to the doctor: This is the very definition of crazy. I mean that in all of the non-judgmental way possible since men often deny they have a medical problem. But it s time to get to the er for urgent medical evaluation! ...Read more
Sore Throat: If the roof of your mouth and throat have been sore for a month they need to be checked. The typical healing time for most things is about 2 weeks. Either a dentist or physician would be a good starting place with the physician being your first choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more
Difficulty swallowing, swollen glands/tonsils, sore throat changed to just painful swallowing (back roof of mouth) and uncomfortable feeling talking?
Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have extremely sore throat, thick phlegm in my mouth, cant keep food or liquid down, have fever, and trouble breathing sometime, drooling in sleep
Sore throat: See a doctor ASAP. Try gargling with warm salt water to break up the phlegm. It is important that you stay hydrated, so drink water or Gatorade. ...Read more
Hi doctors, my breathing stops during my sleep, sore throat and enlarged tonsils plus sleep apnea. Help?
Haven't felt right for weeks. Tonsils very swollen but no sore throat. Neck and body aches. Chest pains and trouble breathing. Any ideas?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Viral or bacterial : You may have a viral or bacterial infection, and need to be checked. ...Read more
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
Cough sore throat cold feeling in throat mouth feels like I ate spearmint is this normal? Maybe dry or hot air
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go c a dr? Sore throat on n off fevers, trouble breathing 4 3 days, i can't sleep due to coughing/gaging help.
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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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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