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Doctor insights on: Severe Odynophagia

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Had dysphagia, odynophagia, high fever.Dr prscrbd cefixime 6 day course.Was ok fr 3-4 days, then my throat pain started again with severe dry cough.Abx?

Possibly: Whenever treatment fails or relapses, it would be good to see the doctor again for a new evaluation; the time course, response to therapy, or new symptoms often prompts a change in thought as to what the disease is. ...Read more

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What can I do about severe neck/throat pain and very painful swallowing?

What can I do about severe neck/throat pain and very painful swallowing?

See an oral surgeon.: You may wish to see an oral surgeon. Your general dentist could refer you after they check. May be infection due to a wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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I came down with a sudden severe sore throat that is getting more symptomatic. Itchy, painful swallowing and occasional coughing. When getting better?

I came down with a sudden severe sore throat that is getting more symptomatic. Itchy, painful swallowing and occasional coughing. When getting better?

What's the cause?: Your question cannot be answered accurately based on the limited information provided. For instance, it would be helpful to know: your exposures, what does your exam show, what are your underlying risk factors and illnesses that so predispose, do you have untreated GERD with larygo-esophageal reflux, do you smoke...? ...Read more

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Pain in right jaw/gum with severe sore throat, painful swallowing, stomach discomfort. ?

Pain in right jaw/gum with severe sore throat, painful swallowing, stomach discomfort. ?

Doctor can check: Sore throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If throat symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away". Strep throat treatment is often with amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Help me please (pain with swallowing) and epiglottitis?

Help me please (pain with swallowing) and epiglottitis?

Inflammed throat: The epiglottis sits above the larynx and when inflammed/infected (epiglossitis), causes very painful swallowing, and when worse starts to block the upper airway that leads through larynx (voice box), into trachea, into bronchial tubes, into the lower branches of the respiratory tract. This is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Also c prior answers related to this disorder. ...Read more

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Pain with swallowing and yawning, is it strep?

Pain with swallowing and yawning, is it strep?

Unlikely, but...: Strep throat usually presents with a severe sore throat, body aches and fever. The only way to accurately diagnose strep is with a strep test that can easily be performed by your primary care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epiglotitis and pain with swallowing?

What is the difference between epiglotitis and pain with swallowing?

Overlapping: You will have pain with swallowing if you have epiglotitis. However, epiglotitis is not the only cause of painful swallowing (odynophagia). Radiation, ulcers, infections, acid, medications can all lead to odynophagia. Epiglotitis is usually caused by an infection. ...Read more