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Raw throat that returns every autumn, what should I do?

Raw throat that returns every autumn, what should I do?

Throat: May be allergic or dry climate Trying taking an OTC antihistamine without sudafed for a few days. If not helpful, then get a good humidifier on at night ...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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How to treat a raw throat?

How to treat a raw throat?

Raw throat: Mix 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a raw throat?

How can I get rid of a raw throat?

Reason: It depends on etiology. Some potential causes include sleep apnea, infection (viral, fungal, bacterial), sinus drainage/allergy/sinusitis, tonsillar cryptic debris, reflux. See your physician for an evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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I went to the Dr he said my throat is raw from a bad sore throat. What can I do to ease the pain of my raw throat?

Raw throat: If I read this correctly the first thing I would do is find a more caring doctor. That said, I bought a packet of Honey Melon cough drops a few days ago and my throat is doing OK. The cost was minimal and there are many over the counter items to consider - all work well. ...Read more

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I use a neti pot every morning. I feel i breathe better. Is this bad? Lately I have a red raw throat wks, worse in evenings. Acid reflux? Or neti pot?

I use a neti pot every morning. I feel i breathe better. Is this bad? Lately I have a red raw throat wks, worse in evenings. Acid reflux? Or neti pot?

Neti Pot is good: Neti pots done correctly can help tremendously with sinus issues. Follow the instruction to make sure you are not putting in unclean water, etc. It works effectively and should not typically cause any further issues to the throat. If not done properly, it can cause irritation to the local area. There can also be a local viral illness or reflux causing discomfort. Check with an md if not better. ...Read more

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What is causing raw throat, difficulty swallowing, headache?

What is causing raw throat, difficulty swallowing, headache?

Depends: This could be an infection but typically you would possibly also have chills or elevated temperature. If persisting without seeming like a viral infection and getting better, you should be seen to assess for causes. ...Read more

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Everything smells like mothballs n I have a horrid metallic taste that won't go red raw throat. Is this connected to tonsillitis?

Bad taste: You may have a sinus infection that should be evaluated. An infection with post nasal drip would amuse the taste. If you are on any medications you should check to see if this is a known side effect. Recommend that you see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Wife in 1st trimester with fever of 101 and very raw throat (bloody raw). What can I give her for her throat safely and what temp should I be conerned?

Wife in 1st trimester with fever of 101 and very raw throat (bloody raw). What can I give her for her throat safely and what temp should I be conerned?

Acetominophen: Hi! you need to call your doctor anytime her temperature climbs above 100.5, as in now. She should be tested for strep. Her symptoms should be treated with acetominophen and warm (not hot) teas. Best to avoid throat sprays. Good luck! dr brown. ...Read more