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Why does my throat always hurt?

Why does my throat always hurt?

Be seen: It is likely due to post nasal drip from allergies at this time of the year, but it could also be a chronic tonsillitis or similar infection. Your doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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My throat always hurts a lot when I get a cold, what can I do?

My throat always hurts a lot when I get a cold, what can I do?

Throat pain: Majority of throat pain is due to viral illness. Best to keep hydrated, gargle with salt water (1/2tsp sea salt in pint of water), fever reducer/pain medication such as ibuprophen or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and time. ...Read more

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Why does my throat always hurt in the morning even after I drink water?

Why does my throat always hurt in the morning even after I drink water?

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

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Throat is sensitive to touch and hurts?

Throat is sensitive to touch and hurts?

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

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I feel my throat is a bit sour and hurt.?

I feel my throat is a bit sour and hurt.?

Reflux? Infection?: Sore as in when you swallow? Do you have bitter acidic taste in mouth or acid coming up throat? You may have reflux, or an infection causing this. More symptoms would be helpful to help you differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal a throat that hurts?

What is the fastest way to heal a throat that hurts?

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

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My throat really hurts when I sallow. How to cure it?

My throat really hurts when I sallow. How to cure it?

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

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Why would it hurt bad in your throat what could it be?

Why would it hurt bad in your throat what could it be?

Sore throat: There are numerous reasons for sore throat such as infection, being probably #1, acid reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, injury, etc. ...Read more

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What could cause my throat to hurt so bad when I wake up?

What could cause my throat to hurt so bad when I wake up?

Dryness: Inn top of the inflammation from a virus infection, dryness from mouth breathing will worsen the sore throat symptoms. Sleeping with a humidifier may help, as well as an analgesic like acetamenifen or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my throat doesn't hurt but its bumpy. Why?

What do you suggest if my throat doesn't hurt but its bumpy. Why?

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

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What causes my throat to hurt after making out with my boyfriend?

What causes my throat to hurt after making out with my boyfriend?

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

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Girlfriend says her throat really hurts a few days after she gave me oral. What's going on?

Girlfriend says her throat really hurts a few days after she gave me oral. What's going on?

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

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I've never smoked before and I just smoked one whole cigarette. It's been nearly 24h and my throat really hurts?

I've never smoked before and I just smoked one whole cigarette. It's been nearly 24h and my throat really hurts?

Smoking hurts!: Smoking can irritate your throat and chest. It can last between 24 and 72 hours. Drink water. If you develop a fever or chills, or the irritation persists, be sure to see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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Why do some sore throats hurt badly when I press on the side of the neck?

Possible lymph node: Throat infections often cause nodes in the neck to become inflamed which are then tender to touch. There may also be inflammation or cellulitis in the tissues in the throat around the infected area so outside pressure can stretch them which is also painful. ...Read more

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Why does my upper left throat hurt?

Why does my upper left throat hurt?

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

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Why does my throat hurt every morning?

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

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Why does my throat hurt after singing?

Why does my throat hurt after singing?

Singing pain: Strain or spasm of the strap muscles. Check your technique ...Read more

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Why does the throat hurt more at night?

Why does the throat hurt more at night?

Stuffy nose?: mouth breathing when you're asleep with a stuffy nose dries out the throat, making it more painful... ...Read more

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Why does smoking cause my throat to hurt?

Toxins: Cigarettes are full of toxins. You are breathing in poisons each time you inhale. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my throat hurt when I purge?

Please explain why does my throat hurt when I purge?

Stomach acid: Burns the throat. But you have a more serious problem, a eating disorder so you need to see your doctor asap and get into counseling. ...Read more

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What could cause your throat to hurt when you breath?

What could cause your throat to hurt when you breath?

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