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My throat hurts when I sneeze and swallow my saliva. What could be wrong?

My throat hurts when I sneeze and swallow my saliva. What could be wrong?

Throat pain: The two most likely causes would be post-nasal drip from a chronic sinus infection or acid reflux. An accurate diagnosis requires a history and physical examination. Start with a primary care physician. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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My throat kinda hurts when I swallow my saliva, and I have a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. What happened?

My throat kinda hurts when I swallow my saliva, and I have a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes.  What happened?

Consult Eye MD: If persistent red eyes, new onset blurred vision, or excessive tearing... Then consult eye md to evaluate for possible dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, tear drainage system blockage, or other ocular allergies, infections, or inflammations versus simple viral conjunctivitis associated with viral upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Is my second day that I believe i have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

Is my second day that I believe i have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

It depends: A sore throat that accompanies other cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough probably will go away on its own. However, an isolated sore throat may require attention. A strep throat, which will get better a little quicker with antibiotics, usually is quite severe and usually accompanied by a fever to 101 degrees and sometimes swollen tender glands in the neck. > see doctor ...Read more

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Slight sore throat when I swallow the back a roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Slight sore throat when I swallow the back a roof of my mouth hurts will it get worse?

Sore throat: See your primary care doctor for throat examination and possible throat culture to r/o Strep. Infection. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

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I don't have a sore throat but my palate is sore and there are 2 big red spots just above the uvula. Swallowing isn't difficult but hurts my mouth?

Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost pinpoint, deep red and spread, and the back of the throat gets more red, this could suggest strep throat. Either way, if there is no improvement in the next 2-3 days, or if your symptoms worsen, you should be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

I have yellow top palate towards back of mouth with cold/burning on off sore throat sensation. Does not hurt to swallow food. Some mucus of a morning.?

Throat burning: Most likely either postnasal drip or reflux. Consider elevating the head of bed, zyrtec (cetirizine) before bedtime to decrease discharge, check for allergens. Treatment of reflux with either PPIs (omeprazole) or H2 blockers (ranitidine). For reflux avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods. F/u wiht doctor ...Read more

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This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

Pharyngitis: It's possible that this is due to allergies from postnasal drip and throat irritation. However, viral infections of the throat as well as strep throat can also cause pain. If you have swollen glands in your neck and under your job, a fever, or can see white spots on your tonsils, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and I looked at my tonsils and they are big, red, bumpy and puffy. I have trouble swallowing my own saliva.It's a reoccurring issue?

Tonsillitis: It sounds like you have recurrent tonsillitis. This can be caused by bacteria (like strep) or, in some cases, a virus like ebv (mono). You should talk to your primary doctor about it, and they may send you to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I've started to notice I have excess saliva building up In my mouth and find myself constantly swallowing, I also have a sore throat?

All of a sudden I've started to notice I have excess saliva building up In my mouth and find myself constantly swallowing, I also have a sore throat?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. "Excess saliva" can also occur with huge tonsils or tonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat i sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Hi! I have been having a sore throat for 4 days and a stuffy nose and cold! With my throat i sometimes can't swallow my saliva and water and food some?

Sore Throat: Yikes! Not good if you feel you can't swallow your own saliva...it could be a wide variety of things including viral like mononucleosis or strept and something serious like an abscess. I would try chloraseptic spray and something cool like Popsicles but please have a parent or guardian take you in to be seen ASAP. Let me know how you are doing if you get a chance. ...Read more

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How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva.?

How to treat horrible dry sore throat, but no fever, cough, or sneezing and mild mucus drainage in the back of throat. I can barely swallow saliva.?

See your doctor: It could be that you need a humidifier and that gargling with warm salty water (once in the morning and a night) might help with the soreness. But, if you are having a difficult time swallowing, it is likely a good time to visit your doctor so that she or he can look directly at your throat to make sure that there is nothing serious interfering with you ability to swallow. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nasal congestion (stuffiness) and thick saliva or mucus. Hoarse voice for about a week now.?

I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nasal congestion (stuffiness) and thick saliva or mucus. Hoarse voice for about a week now.?

Sore throat: Hello and welcome to HeathTap,

If you would not mind sharing a little more information.

Do you have sinus pain and pressure (areas around the nose and in between eyebrows or forehead)? Fever, chills, sick contacts, sores, ulcers in the mouth or throat? Bumps or lumps in the neck? Any hearing difficulties? Postnasal drop?

Sorry to ask so many questions, any answers would be very helpful

Thanks ...Read more

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Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Sore throat. Spit mucus with blood in the morning, only pain is swallow saliva&sneeze. Had fever of 38%bac ytd but not tdy. No cough or flu. Wad is it?

Respiratory virus: This is likely an upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. The Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see md. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat, and trouble swallowing and opening mouth?

What could cause a sore throat, and trouble swallowing and opening mouth?

Many causes: Pharyngitis spreading to your lymph nodes below your jaw can cause these symptoms. Botulism toxin can cause lockjaw aqnd these symptoms as well. The first thing to do is go to your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?

Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?

Get checked again: It could be mononucleosis (a virus) or a different type of bacteria other than group A strep. I would see the doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat on the right Side of my throat whenever i swallow or light press my Mouth. I feel like it may be a wisdom tooth. ?

I am experiencing  sore throat on the right
Side of my throat whenever i swallow or light press my
Mouth. I feel like it may be a wisdom tooth. ?

See details: One cannot provide much guidance over the internet. The mouth requires examination. See a dentist if there is tenderness palpating the tooth or major cold sensitivity in the tooth area. Otherwise, see your primary care if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat more than two weeks, it's hard to swallow and breathe, have red and white patches at the back of my mouth, but have no tonsils?

Have a sore throat more than two weeks, it's hard to swallow and breathe, have red and white patches at the back of my mouth, but have no tonsils?

Candida: Thiis could be an oral candida or thrush infection. If you have used antibiotics, or a steroid inhaler recently, this could be the cause. It is important that you see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Sore throat, one side only. Blotchyness on roof of mouth, back towards the throat. Hard to swallow, very tender, feels like throat swollen inside.?

Sore throat: Your condition requires that you see a doctor to determine if you have an infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring sore throat, I looked at it in d mirror & saw it looked like a mouth ulcer, painful to swallow things. Used mouthwash, didn't go?

I have a reoccurring sore throat, I looked at it in d mirror & saw it looked like a mouth ulcer, painful to swallow things. Used mouthwash, didn't go?

Mouth ulcer: Viruses are frequently the cause of recurring mouth ulcers. However, because you are a smoker, you should be checked by your doctor to be sure there is no other reason you keep getting sore throats and ulcer. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat & right ear for 6 days, it's become worse in the last 24 hours. I can't swallow, talk or open mouth without serious pain.

I've had a sore throat & right ear for 6 days, it's become worse in the last 24 hours. I can't swallow, talk or open mouth without serious pain.

Sore throat: You most likely have bacterial infection causing a sore throat and ear infection. For pain, use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. An OTC decongestant like Pseudophed could help ear pressure from a blocked eustachian tube. Consider an online visit through HealthTap for a trial of antibiotic like Augmentin 875 mg twice daily. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...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