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My Throat Burns
Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)
A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more
Many, many sources: The first thing you thing about is a cold, viral infection, or upper respiratory infection (all closely related in definition). However, this could be from multiple things, including allergies, post nasal drainage, or even gerd or acid reflux. Would need a little more info, but those are some places to start thinking about! hope that helps. ...Read more
May need help: In general, most pills will dissolve in your throat and should not cause any permanent damage. It depends on what type of pill you swallowed, for eg. Doxycycline can be quite caustic to the esophagus. If the burning is severe and isn't getting better with drinking water, you should go to acute care center or an ed. ...Read more
I think I'm getting sick, and my throat burns every time I swallow. What might it be, and what can I take to reduce pain and discomfort?
I did cardio with a cold; it's been 30 minutes since and it hurts to cough or take a full breath still, and my throat burns. Is this normal?
No it is not: Go see your doc and get a thorough exam. You can't do this in 400 spaces that you are limited to by this app. ...Read more
I have bulimia, and recently after purging my throat burns. It's been over 12 hours since I last purged, but my throat feels like it is on fire.
My throat hurts and it feels like sumthin is stuck inside of it like mucus maybii? But my throat burns and everytime I eat my throats feels stuffed..?
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer