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My throat is starting to hurt! Usually means for me a cold is coming, how can I prevent from getting sick?

My throat is starting to hurt! Usually means for me a cold is coming, how can I prevent from getting sick?

Start treatment: Zycam (over the counter) is considered by many to be effective but treatment must be started the moment you first detect symptoms. I personally find zycam effective which I start taking at the first signs of a cold (scratchy throat). I also like "airborne" - also available over the counter. There had been reports of zycam nasal spray/swabs affecting smell. Use the lozenges. ...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 little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Could I have caught bronchitis from her?

My little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Could I have caught bronchitis from her?

Infection: Yes, you could have contracted what ever viral or bacterial infection she may have but you may manifest the infection as sinusitis, otitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis or bronchitis depending on where the infection starts. Talk to your parents if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Can I catch bronchitis from her?

What do you suggest if my little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Can I catch bronchitis from her?

Sore throat: Clearly you are using someone else's account and you are likely a very young minor since you don't reveal your age or any other medical history. If you suspect you may have contracted an infection, please talk to your parents and may need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am I starting to get sick?

My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am I starting to get sick?

Sounds like it.: Could be viral upper respiratory tract infection which would generally include additional symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, etc. Could also be early strep throat which should not have many additional symptoms. ...Read more

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On my last day of tamiflu. My throat is starting to hurt a little bit again and I am worried for strep bc many have it in my dorm. Can I start my zpac?

On my last day of tamiflu. My throat is starting to hurt a little bit again and I am worried for strep bc many have it in my dorm. Can I start my zpac?

Only if doc approves: "Starting to hurt a little" isn't likely to be a strep throat, and neither azithromycin (Z-pak) nor any other antibiotic should be taken unless and until you have confirmed strep or other bacterial infection. Don't take it unless and until prescribed or recommended by your doctor. Having had Tamiflu shouldn't have anything to do with this decision one way or the other. ...Read more

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Have had a fever over 100 for 5 days and now my throat is starting to hurt. Now I have white spots on my tonsils and blister things back of throat?

Have had a fever over 100 for 5 days and now my throat is starting to hurt. Now I have white spots on my tonsils and blister things back of throat?

See a doctor ASAP!: Your symptoms suggest a few possibilities. It's possible you have a simple viral infection (like a cold), you should be checked for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) and infectious mononucleosis (mono). Strep can lead to scarlet fever or rheumatic fever (very dangerous) if not treated soon. Mono can lead to liver problems, spleen enlargement and even spleen rupture. Please get checked asap! ...Read more

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I'm constantly coughing, no phlegm is coming up but there is a tickle in my throat. It's starting to hurt my chest?

I'm constantly coughing, no phlegm is coming up but there is a tickle in my throat. It's starting to hurt my chest?

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains, scratchy throat, postnasal drip (the tickle in your throat) and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites, grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea for the past few days and anytime I eat I feel sick. I have a headache and last time I drank I had half a drink and 6 hours later I vomited everything up. I have a slight runny nose and my throat is starting to hurt again. I get

I've been having diarrhea for the past few days and anytime I eat I feel sick. I have a headache and last time I drank I had half a drink and 6 hours later I vomited everything up. I have a slight runny nose and my throat is starting to hurt again. I get

You may have: Viral gastroenteritis, which is a viral infection causing stomach and intestinal problems, or influenza or severe cold virus infection. Please keep drinking lots of fluids, especially ginger ale which helps with nausea, and see a healthcare provider if you continue to vomit, become lethargic, or cannot control diarrhea for more than 2-3 days. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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Everytime I exercise I get extremely nauseous and my throat starts to hurt. It doesn't matter if its 5 min or an hour. What could this be?

Everytime I exercise I get extremely nauseous and my throat starts to hurt. It doesn't matter if its 5 min or an hour. What could this be?

Adrenal insufficent: Get a saliva test to measure your adrenals, samples from morning, noon, before dinner and before bed, to measure cortisol, dhea. Most likely your adrenals are spent, and pushing them further with exercise creates inflammatory response, in your case in your stomach, which according to chinese acupuncture connects directly with the throat. Seek help through functional medicine and five element acupu. ...Read more

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Last night before I went to bed my throat started to hurt And when I woke up in the morning it was worse and I started sneezing I thought it was ju?

Last night before I went to bed my throat started to hurt And when I woke up in the morning it was worse and I started sneezing I thought it was ju?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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1 wk ago I woke up with a stiff neck on the right side. A few days, ago my throat started to hurt. No fever. Actually the rest of me feels fine.

1 wk ago I woke up with a stiff neck on the right side. A few days, ago my throat started to hurt. No fever. Actually the rest of me feels fine.

Have it checked: Progressive changes like this usually require formal evaluation for an examination of the area to determine if other tests or imaging are necessary. It is possible that these are unrelated and resolve but a pain or neck stiffness lasting a week with new additional symptoms warrants a thorough exam. Please see a provider about this - could be pcp or ENT to start. ...Read more

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Last night when I was sleeping my throat started to hurt and it still is today. My throat is very sore so I think it is a clod or the flu. Bye?

Last night when I was sleeping my throat started to hurt and it still is today. My throat is very sore so I think it is a clod or the flu. Bye?

Virus likely: This is most likely a viral infection which runs its course in several days; however if the throat symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, get a rapid throat culture to make sure that it's not a strep throat as this requires antibiotic treatment whereas viral infections don't. In the meantime gargle with warm salt water and use throat lozenges for relief. ...Read more

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Can I still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat? 3 days ago my throat started to hurt. Hurts when I swallow. Surgery is on tuesday.

Can I still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat? 3 days ago my throat started to hurt. Hurts when I swallow. Surgery is on tuesday.

Better to defer: It is probably better to defer surgery until you have recovered from your illness. A sore throat can make recovery from surgery more difficult and painful not to mention that your lungs may not be in optimal condition to tolerate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hello, I've had a canker sore inside my lip for about a week. They usually go away on me faster. A couple days ago My throat started to hurt. When I l?

Hello, I've had a canker sore inside my lip for about a week. They usually go away on me faster. A couple days ago My throat started to hurt. When I l?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) normally last 7-10 days. If you are getting sick at the same time, it may due to a viral infection (herpetic gingivostomatitis).
If it has not healed in 10 days, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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My throat just randomly started hurting. What could be wrong?

My throat just randomly started hurting. What could be wrong?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Umm my girlfriend has a slowwel gland and I kissed her do I have it now cuz my throat just recently started hurting?

Possibly: This is a reasonable assumption, although devoid of proof unless both you and your gf are seen and cultured and this is actually Strep. If this is viral, again without proof there is only a high likelihood that she transmitted it to you, but possibly not. ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my throat hurting? It started hurting this morning and I thought it would go away by today but it hasn't.should I see a doctor

Why is the right side of my throat hurting? It started hurting this morning and I thought it would go away by today but it hasn't.should I see a doctor

See a doctor: If you still ha a sore throat, see a doctor to be sure you don't have strep throat. Strep presents in milder forms as we get older often, and any new throat pain is worth checking to be sure that you don't have it. Strep has to be treated to prevent complications, like rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Also, other possible causes of your sore throat can be evaluated at the same time. ...Read more

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My throat and ear started hurting only on left side and now the left side on inside of my teeth is swelling up why?

My throat and ear started hurting only on left side and now the left side on inside of my teeth is swelling up why?

Abscess: You very well may have an abscess relating to a tooth which can become very serious. You should see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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My throat and ear started hurting only on left side and now the left side on inside of my teeth is swelling up on the bottom why?

My throat and ear started hurting only on left side and now the left side on inside of my teeth is swelling up on the bottom why?

Possible abscess: Lower molars with root end abscesses will cause swelling in this area with pain radiating to the ear. This is due to the abscesses proximity to the nerve tha inner stages the lower jaw on that side.
See an endodontist asap. ...Read more

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Yesterday the right side of my throat (inside and out) started to hurt. At first it wasn't that bad but now it hurts really bad. Please help?

Yesterday the right side of my throat (inside and out) started to hurt. At first it wasn't that bad but now it hurts really bad. Please help?

See your doctor: You may have a throat infection, you need to see your doctor for proper disgnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I strep two weeks ago but my throat gets dry and starts to hurt and I'm gaining mucus what do I do?

I strep two weeks ago but my throat gets dry and starts to hurt and I'm gaining mucus what do I do?

Recurrence: You may need to go back to the doctor's office for a reevaluation to ensure that you do not have a recurrence and also to make sure that you do not have another condition going on. ...Read more

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Today my throat started hurting really badly and when I drank something or swallowed something it would hurt so badly. Can you tell me what is wrong?

Today my throat started hurting really badly and when I drank something or swallowed something it would hurt so badly. Can you tell me what is wrong?

Pharyngitis?: A sore throat (pharyngitis) is usually due to a cold virus infection or a strep throat. If you have other symptoms of a cold such as a runny nose and cough then Cepacol Extra Strength Throat Lozenges should help. But if you have a fever along with pus on the tonsils and/or swollen tender cervical lymph nodes you should see a physician as you may have a step throat which needs antibiotic Rx ...Read more