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What do you suggest if my throat burns alot help please?

What do you suggest if my throat burns alot help please?

Throat: Great question. Could be dryness, allergic, medication related or a sign of silent acid reflux also called LPR. If you are otherwise healthy and not on Coumadin (warfarin) you could try taking an OTC antacid to see if it helps. ...Read more

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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


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My throat burns when I wake up in the morning. I don't eat late at night. What can I do?

My throat burns when I wake up in the morning. I don't eat late at night. What can I do?

Dryness/GERD: May be due to dryness or gerd, best to see your otolaryngologist for exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My throat burns when i cough?

My throat burns when i cough?

Acid reflux?: If your symptoms have lasted for some time, you should see your doctor. Various associated symptoms may be indicative of certain issues, but cough and burning sensation may be caused by acid reflux into the throat. ...Read more

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Could i get help my throat burns and itches!?

Could i get help  my throat burns and itches!?

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

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A pill got stuck in my throat and now my throat burns, what should I do?

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

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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 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?

Sick: You may be in the beginning stages of a viral or bacterial throat infection. Please see your healthcare provider if it worsens or persists. Consider using some over-the-counter non steroid anti-inflammatory and antihistamine in the meantime and use acetaminophen for fever. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Risk. Risk: Your bulimia needs treatment for many reasons, including the misery that underlies and drives it. One of the reasons is the risk of serious esophageal damage from exposure to the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, when you vomit. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when i swallow?

Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when i swallow?

Burn or pain?: Is it a burning sensation or pain? Burning could be that you have an irritation, sore in the throat. Try some salt water, room temperature gargle and see if this helps. ...Read more

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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..?

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 more

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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