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Sore throat been 3 4 week i am a regular smoker no symptoms of cold or sickness what is this?

Sore throat been 3 4 week i am a regular smoker no symptoms of cold or sickness what is this?

Doctor can check: 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 (hopefully not cancer). One should go to his doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, to check things out (3-4 weeks is long). Sometimes throat lozenges can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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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 the difference between a strep throat & a regular sore throat?

What is the difference between a strep throat & a regular sore throat?

Germ & consequence: Group a streptococcus is the agent causing strep throat while a multitude of viruses can cause an otherwise sore throat. Both will get better within a few days without treatment. However, the untreated strep may result in heart, kidney or central nervous system problems if not treated within the first 9 days.Symptoms may be identical at the beginning. ...Read more

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Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Yes and depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. "sore throat" symptoms can overlap anatomical sites. Different sites can have different issues. Difficulties in taste, dentition, chewing, w/ food types (solid, acidic, spicy, carbonated), reflux, ear pain, change in smell/taste can be seen. ...Read more

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Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

No: The pain of throat cancer will sneak up on you over weeks, and it will lack the symmetry of a regular sore throat. More important is to check a bad sore throat for streptococcus and get treated to prevent rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I have runny nose and sore throat and body ache. It feels like just regular cold symptoms, but it has been going on for 2 days now. Is there a medication I can take that is not OTC.

I have runny nose and sore throat and body ache. It feels like just regular cold symptoms, but it has been going on for 2 days now. Is there a medication I can take that is not OTC.

10-14 days: A cold can take up to 10-14 days to fully resolve. It is important to allow yourself to take full and adequate rest in order to speed up recovery. Take 3-4 days off from work, sleep a lot, gargle with warm salt water with turmeric. There are several over the counter remedies to help with symptoms, and some Ayurvedic or Chinese herbs that can help speed recovery if taken in the first few days. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit. ?

I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit. ?

Sore throat: This is often viral, although sore throat may be due to post nasal discharge from sinuses or to acid reflux or other condition. The only way to accurately diagnose this is to be seen and examined by your doctor. Go soon and wish you better. ...Read more

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I have sore throat?

I have sore throat?

Many possibilities: This could be from a viral or bacterial infection, from sleeping with your mouth open, and breathing through it so that it dehydrates. If you are concerned that this may be strep throat and need treatment, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore throat?

I have sore throat?

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 a doctor if a sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and acetaminophen can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat systoms?

Sore throat systoms?

What to do.: 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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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 can temporarily decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 or Motrin can help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat?

I have a sore throat?

Doctor can check: 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 acetaminophen can temporarily lessen pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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