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What can be done for random throat pain?

What can be done for random throat pain?

There is no....: ..."random" throat pain. Throats hurt for a reason. There can be an infection. There can be irritation. Something could be dripping from above (the sinuses) or washing up from below (stomach acid). It might not be from the throat, but from the neck (muscular). It might be emotional. But it's not "random." if you are having intermittent throat pain, see your doctor. ...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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I have had random ear and throat pain on my left side for over a year. Doc ordered an ultrasound and found a 2.25 CM on that side. Doc says my ear and throat pain must be something else. Is this true?

I have had random ear and throat pain on my left side for over a year. Doc ordered an ultrasound and found a 2.25 CM on that side. Doc says my ear and throat pain must be something else. Is this true?

2.25 cm ?: It depends on what the 2.25 cm mass is. If it's a lymph node, i would ask if it needs to be biopsied. Most physicians will biopsy or sample nodes or masses that concern patients. I would personally biopsy something if i wasn't sure what it was. ...Read more

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What would cause random, throbbing pain in throat and chest, as well as the sensation of something stuck in my throat (there is nothing there)?

It depends: These are atypical symptoms which may be due to some ailment or due to anxiety. If you are bothered by them, you need to see your doctor who can examine you to be sure that all is well. he/she may prescribe medication to relax you in case you have a tense/anxious personality. An alternative is to start an exercise program(like a daily morning walk) to get Fit so that you feel healthy& more relaxed ...Read more

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Severe throat pain?

Pain: 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. ...Read more

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Causes of extreme throat pain?

Causes of extreme throat pain?

3 most common: Cold, strep throat, tonsillitis most common causes. May required treatment. See MD. If tonsillitis and recurrent, may need ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Throat pain that won't go away?

Throat pain that won't go away?

See a doctor: Persistent throat pain is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for throat pain?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe throat pain?

Throat Pain: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What are common causes of throat pain?

What are common causes of throat pain?

3 most common: 3 most common are old, strep throat, tonsillitis. May require treatment. See MD for exam/treatment. If recurrent, you may need ENT exam/treatment. ...Read more

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What are good ways relieve throat pain?

Throat pain: 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. Rest. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more