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Sore throat and body pains from long time. Seen doctors...all results normal.

Sore throat and body pains from long time. Seen doctors...all results normal.

Sore throat: Having chronic sorethroat and body ache, insufficient information to give you any advice. Not sure what kind of testings were done. If it is associated with chronic tonsil infection surgical removal of the tonsils might help. If it was not done already it is worth checking for immunoglobulin deficiency, consider consult with Allergist ...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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What is approximate recovery time for sore throat caused by Laryngoryngeal reflux? Does it take a very long time?

What is approximate recovery time for sore throat caused by Laryngoryngeal reflux? Does it take a very long time?

Have you treated it: If you have not had the reflux treated you will continue to have symptoms. Healing depends on the severity of the reflux. You physician or gastroentrologist can answer this better. ...Read more

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I've serious sore throat. Except for taking medicine, what else can I do to speed up my recovery?

I've serious sore throat. Except for taking medicine, what else can I do to speed up my recovery?

Let me help: The best thing you could the reason for the sore throat? Is it strep throat? Is it from mono? Is it part of flu or common cold? When you find out you speed the recovery. The other thing to do, drink warm liquids (soups); gargle with mild warm salty water. Take decongestant. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat like i've swallowed glass and have lost my voice, what can I do to help recovery?

I have a sore throat like i've swallowed glass and have lost my voice, what can I do to help recovery?

Croup: Sounds like you have croup. Hot liquids will south you. Usually croup is of viral etiology and does not require much management. A short course of steroids helps relieve the symptoms. It lasts only 7-10 days. Whereas if it lasts longer than that, then it means, secondary bacterial super infection. You will need antibiotics in that circumstance. ...Read more

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I seem to have a sore throat all the time! what should I do to treat this?

I seem to have a sore throat all the time! what should I do to treat this?

Low Humidity: Gargle with good mouth wash twice daily. Make sure the humidity at home and work is above 50%. Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 mg at night for 3 weeks will also help. ...Read more

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Why is every time i make out i get sore throat most of the time on one side?

Sore throat: I assume "make out" means kissing? If so , i'm not sure unless you are catching an infection from your "friend". See an ENT doc for an exam to make sure there is nothing wrong with you. A throat culture of both parties could be valuable. ...Read more

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I'm young and wake up almost 4 times a night and sometimes wake up to a sore throat?

I'm young and wake up almost 4 times a night and sometimes wake up to a sore throat?

Sleep: There are several possibilities to investigate. Have you had a consultation with an ear, nose and throat specialist ( ent) to be certain that your nasal passages are clear, and that you don't have enlarged/infected tonsils and or adenoids. Do you have acid reflux ( gerd)? Do you snore? If so, an evaluation for sleep apnea may be appropriate. Have you been tested for allergies? That's a start. ...Read more

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Its the 4th time this year that i have had a sore throat lasting min 1 week. Could something else be wrong?

Its the 4th time this year that i have had a sore throat lasting min 1 week. Could something else be wrong?

Repeated sore throat: Well it is worth looking into, because sore throats can be severe. My first question is whether any of them have been identified as 'Strep' - because if so, you may need a tonsillectomy for recurrent infections. Another Q is 'are you getting enough sleep'? I notice you're young and u probably skimp on that. Sleep restores the immune system - so I highly recommend that. Would get a doc to check u. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more