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My Throat Always Hurts
You may have gastric: Fluid from your stomach refluxing up your throat, or inflammation that needs to be checked by your PCP Dr. For other causes or reasons. This is not normal. Make sure you don't eat right before going to bed. Stay away from acidic foods like tomatoes, spicey, cheesy foods that sits in your gut overnight. Sleep with two pillows until it's resolved. Don't eat after 7PM. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more
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. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Throat pain: The question isn't specific enough. Acute sore throats can be due to viruses or bacteris (like strep), allergy, others. Chronic sore sore throat can be due to acid reflux, infection, cancer, etc. It has to be checked by your doctor or ent. Common remedies are gargle with warm salt water, chloraseptic spray. Drink plenty of fluids. A cup of tea with honey/lemon may help. ...Read more
Drink more fluids: A dry throat can cause discomfort with swallowing. Drinking more non-caffeinated beverages will help. Another cause of throat pain may be acid reflux. Elevating your head of your bed, taking antacids or otc reflux medications can help. If you are a smoker, stop! Seek medical evaluation if your symptoms last more than 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Bumpy throat: Greetings. The throat lining has multiple islands of lymph tissue. This is a normal finding and depending on the degree of inflammation in your ears, nose and throat, the degree of swelling will change. We commonly call these bumps lymphoid studding. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Trauma!: Trauma to the throat induced during the activity can cause throat pain. Gonorrheal infection of the throat is not rare in teenagers, and should be a matter of concern. ...Read more
Your penis rubbed: THE BACK OF HER THROAT RAW, and that is why it hurts. Otherwise, she got an infection and that is why it hurts. ...Read more
I've never smoked before and I just smoked one whole cigarette. It's been nearly 24h and my throat really hurts?
My throat has been hurting for about 5 days and at first I thought it was a cold. It comes and goes but hurts more when I lie down. What can I do?
Reflux: Reflux or GERD can cause a water brash like sore/scratchy throat aggravated by lying down and with certain foods and also cause increased burping and gas. If you have already gotten checked out for strep throat, reflux is a possibility. Another possibility is post nasal drip from seasonal allergies. ...Read more
My throat is hurtin after cryinpretty hard today, just wonderin if it could damage my throat it still hurts even though I cried ages ago, I am worried
Normal: Truthfully I don't know why, possibly post nasal drip or just irritation of the nerves in the back of the throat, but pain in the palate and back of throat is common, as well as mild swelling of mucous membranes. There is no mechanism of injury, but if the pain worsens or continues into tomorrow, contact your doc. ...Read more
Hi I need to ask a question I'm a virgin and I gave oral to my boyfriend the first time I did it I felt fine but the second my throat started to hurt?
Throat pain: Perhaps the second time around, the activity was more vigorous and/or forceful and there is some soft tissue swelling. Also consider the possibility of sexually transmitted infection. Best thing is to seek medical attention soon. ...Read more
I have a wired feeling on the left side of my throat some time it switch to the right side or the middle. It don't hurt it just feel like somthin there?
Need for examination: It is difficult to provide a meaningful opinion without a physical examination of the throat. If the symptoms have lasted more than a couple of weeks, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I don't know: You may have an infection, you could of swallowed something that irritated that area when passing it, maybe a bee flew in your mouth and stung you? Without a good history and exam, it is not truly possible to tell you what is wrong. Without any major history, possible viral or bacterial infection is most probable, see a dr. For eval, good luck. ...Read more
Throat pain: This could be associated with many things and requires a history and physical. That said, I would query whether you have any signs or symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux, postnasal drip (and all its manifold causes), and any tonsillar or oro pharyngeal pathology (tonsillar hyperplasia, etc). Either way, I would recommend following up with your physician to have this figured out. ...Read more
Mouth breathing: If you are continuously breathing through your mouth out of habit or because your nasal passages are blocked, you may dry out the back of the throat and this makes it sensitive. ...Read more
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