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My tongue feels swollen and its hard to swallow what's going on?

My tongue feels swollen and its hard to swallow what's going on?

Angioedema: I don't know what caused it but if you are having trouble swallowing, you need to go to the er immediately or dial 911 now. God bless you! Act now! ...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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Woke up with swollen back of throat (top and middle). Hard to swallow & clear throat. Mouth breather. Don't feel sick? How can I make this go away.

Woke up with swollen back of throat (top and middle). Hard to swallow & clear throat. Mouth breather. Don't feel sick? How can I make this go away.

Urgent Care or ER: This involve your Airway! You need prompt medical evaluation and treatment! It could worsen and become fatal. Get medical attention now please! ...Read more

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I have an extremely swollen and painful tonsil on the R side. Very hard to swallow or even open mouth wide, throat is red on that side too.

I have an extremely swollen and painful tonsil on the R side. Very hard to swallow or even open mouth wide, throat is red on that side too.

Tonsil: Please call your Primary doctor, explain your problem, and anticipate that you will be almost immediately refereed to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist!
All should go well! ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen, hard to swallow and breath a bit. Blisters in mouth. Head ACE and dizzy spells. Gp said virus take parocitamol. Had for 3 weeks now?

Sore throat, swollen, hard to swallow and breath a bit. Blisters in mouth. Head ACE and dizzy spells. Gp said virus take parocitamol. Had for 3 weeks now?

Sore throat: Prolonged syndrome such as you mention can still be primary herpes or other viral process but you should check back with your doctor. There are other possibilities too, some more serious. ...Read more

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What could cause the extreme difficulty swallowing, painful, lymph nodes under, and a slightly swollen tongue?

What could cause the extreme difficulty swallowing, painful, lymph nodes under, and a slightly swollen tongue?

Many things: This could be due to an infection in the teeth or salivary glands or it could be symptoms of cancer. If you are ahving these symptoms, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen and its hard to swallow. Can I take cold medicine with cetirizinehci 10mg? And if so what are my choices?

Sore throat: Do you have a sore throat and fever as well as swollen neck glands? If so, you need to be checked for possible strept throat that can be cured with antibiotics. If not, it could be infectious mono, then there is no specific treatment, and it will take time to get better. ...Read more

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I've had swollen glands in my neck for months now, sometimes its hard to swallow food, is my body still just fighting infection?

I've had swollen glands in my neck for months now, sometimes its hard to swallow food, is my body still just fighting infection?

Evaluation: Months of lymphadenopathy (lad) suggest a need for a diagnosis. Many people of lymph nodes (lns) that swell with infection and then resolve. Persistent or worsening LAD needs evaluation for infection, inflammation, or cancer. The differential diagnosis list is huge, from a to z: http://www. Mayoclinicproceedings. Org/article/s0025-6196 (11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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I went to doc he said its a virus but I have bumps on bck of tongue and its hard to swallow and my throat is red?

I went to doc he said its a virus but I have bumps on bck of tongue and its hard to swallow and my throat is red?

Probably viral: It is very likely that it is a viral infection. A simple office test can screen for strept. Was it done? ...Read more

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Throat feels swollen and hard to swallow? Thyroid?

Throat feels swollen and hard to swallow? Thyroid?

Sore throat: Throat swelling and soreness can be due to an a virus (cold) or bacterial (strep) infection, post nasal drip from nose congestion, heartburn, smoking, air pollution, or even yelling. It is much less common for an enlarged thyroid to cause a swollen throat but if you have a thyroid problem, you should have your doctor exam you. Fortunately most sore throats are minor and go away by themselves. ...Read more

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Emergency room for swollen thyriod? Hard to swallow

Swollen thyroid: You should go to the ER if breathing is difficult. You could probably see a doctor urgently in a few days for the swallowing problems. You may have thyroiditis which is inflammation of the thyroid, ususally rom a virus. And will resolve. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, throat feels like its swollen, hard to swallow, remedies?

I have a sore throat, throat feels like its swollen, hard to swallow, remedies?

Remedies: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over >. ...Read more

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There are large bumps on the very back of my tongue very painful hard to swallow what could it be?

Bumps: I am not sure what causes the problem but you must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Please let me know what happens. I am confident things will improve. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and its very hard to swallow but no fever?

My throat is swollen and its very hard to swallow but no fever?

No need for fever: You can have a sore throat due to infection without having fever, use salt water gargles to reduce soreness and swelling, see your doctor if you don't improve, as you might need prescription medications ...Read more

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It's hard to swallow maybe because my Adams apple is very large. When swallowing my tongue bashes my plate so hard, could this eventually cause palate to become high, it feels higher?

It's hard to swallow maybe because my Adams apple is very large. When swallowing my tongue bashes my plate so hard, could this eventually cause palate to become high, it feels higher?

Coincident problems: Please see your PCP or ENT for evaluation of Adams Apple. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist for evaluation of palate shape and tongue function. Changing shape of adult's palate usually requires orthodontic treatment and oral surgery. You need to be examined and evaluated. Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read more

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Often when I eat it can be very hard to swallow food. Should I take this seriously? My lower throat feels as if its swollen and it somtimes hurt.

Often when I eat it can be very hard to swallow food. Should I take this seriously? My lower throat feels as if its swollen and it somtimes hurt.

Yes: Not being able to swallow can cause food to get lodged in your throat restricting your ability to breath. Go get this check out as to why you are having this trouble. Go see an ENT physician. ...Read more

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I have had a severe throat pain the past 2 weeks and the pain won't go away. How do I get the pain to go away? I have tried all the home remedies and nothing is working. I have noticed that my throat seems swollen and it is hard to swallow anything.

Since: Since you are having throat pain for two weeks you need to see a doctor. Things you can try for pain include advil (ibuprofen), tylenol (acetaminophen), and topical throat sprays that you can buy at the market. Be sure you aren't allergic to any of these first. Since you are having swelling and difficulty swallowing though you need to be seen as you may need antibiotics. If you have increased pain, fever, vomiting, rash, or can't swallow fluid or secretions then you would need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Throat pain and swollen tonsils that goes away and comes back week to week. Little white spots and no other symptoms. Kissing tonsils. Hard to swallow?

Throat pain and swollen tonsils that goes away and comes back week to week. Little white spots and no other symptoms. Kissing tonsils. Hard to swallow?

Need Clindamycin: You need a course of high dose Clindamycin - the antibiotics you are on don't kill anaerobic bacteria that commonly cause tonsillitis. I give patients like you at least 2 sometimes 3 weeks. If that fails tonsillectomy is something to consider. ...Read more

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Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.

Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.

Viral infection: Sore throat may be caused by a virus. Hard to swallow because your tonsils and/or lymph glands are swollen & this also will make you gag because of associated mucus. Get to your primary care physician or ENT specialist This may not be a "simple" sore throat. ...Read more

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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more