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I have been sick with a runny nose and cough and now I have a sore and swollen throat and gums, what's going on with me?

I have been sick with a runny nose and cough and now I have a sore and swollen throat and gums, what's going on with me?

Strep throat: Could be several things. Strep throat, viral infection, sinusitis, bronchitis etc. Please see your doctor if your symptoms are worsening or you start spiking fevers. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I have had a fever for 2 days chills body aches and now I have a very sore and swollen throat even my neck hurtws what could this be and should I see my dr or wait it out I have been drinking hot tea and taking ibu 800 any other suggestions?

I have had a fever for 2 days chills body aches and now I have a very sore and swollen throat even my neck hurtws what could this be and should I see my dr or wait it out I have been drinking hot tea and taking ibu 800 any other suggestions?

Viral: This could be viral infection, i.e. Ebv, flu, cmv, adenovirus, rhinovirus or assoicated secondary bacterial infection.
Need to see your doctor and needs testing and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

Strept throat: Streptococcal tonsillitis is the most likely cause in young people. Mononucleosis and other viral sore throats are common, too. Cancer should be considered in adults over 40, especially smokers. ...Read more

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Very dry, sore, swollen throat and feeling weak. What is this?

Very dry, sore, swollen throat and feeling weak. What is this?

? URI: ? Upper respiratory infection, mostly viral, try saline nasal was, salt water gargles, plenty of rest and fluids, if not better in 2 days see your doctor ...Read more

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How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

How does one treat a sore/swollen throat?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Could have steep throat, tonsillitis, viral infection etc. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sore/swollen throat and slight fever, what to do?

Sore throat: 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 swollen throat and pain in the lungs, what to do?

Seek medical: Attention. You have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice. ...Read more

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I have a sore / swollen throat, a tight / heavy chest and a cough. I am use to these symptoms when I get sick. Do you have suggestions on what to do?

I have a sore / swollen throat, a tight / heavy chest and a cough. I am use to these symptoms when I get sick. Do you have suggestions on what to do?

What to do.: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!! ...Read more

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Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Very sudden sore, swollen throat, red dots on roof of mouth. Completely fine when I woke up this am. What could it be?

Petechiae: Everyone wants to learn a new word right?
Were the spots there last night and went away or did the sores come up this afternoon? Either case warrants a peek from a dentist. You may have a sudden onset virus, allergic reaction to a food or petechiae (sometimes painful red dots on the roof of your mouth from trauma). As always if you can't breathe or swallow 911. I hope they feel better soon! ...Read more

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Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.?

Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.?

See MD: If you are still having pain, I suggest an ER visit now. You may need to have an MRI or CT to see what is causing these issues. I do not want to speculate on cause, I think best is to be seen to establish diagnosis and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, throat swelling and swollen tonsils. Was wondering what this could possible be, can provide pictures.

I am experiencing sore throat, throat swelling and swollen tonsils. Was wondering what this could possible be, can provide pictures.

Virtual consult: Would be the way to go if you want to provide pictures and have a virtual physician encounter, can't be done over-here unfortunately. Given your description, you may be having pharyngitis (tonsillitis), for whatever reason, viral or bacterial, and you may need Rx medicines, for now use salt water gargles, rest, fluids, pain killers, till you manage to see a doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Hav history of post nasal drip, now havin somewhat swollen throat, difficulty, pain on swallowing. Notice cobblestoning. Is this sore throat or the pnd?

Hav history of post nasal drip, now havin somewhat swollen throat, difficulty, pain on swallowing. Notice cobblestoning. Is this sore throat or the pnd?

Likely viral: It is not common to have pain/swelling with PND, and may be a new viral infection. If not resolve in a few days I would go for a quick appt to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Took amoxicillin 3 times now in 6 months 10 day 500mg for sore throat and fever tonsils swollen throat swab neg though what is going on no cough?

Took amoxicillin 3 times now in 6 months 10 day 500mg for sore throat and fever tonsils swollen throat swab neg though what is going on no cough?

Virus? Allergy?: Probably these were not bacterial infections but viral, or perhaps an allergy problem. Except for strep, which apparently was negative by swab, few bacterial infections do this. No antibiotic, including amoxicillin, has any effect on viral infections or allergies. Keep working with your doctor, or perhaps see otolaryngologist (ENT) or allergy specialist. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

See your doc: You need to have throat cultures and an ear exam to diagnose your infection. You will need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doc can prescribe an antibiotic safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Sudden sore/swollen throat for 1 day. Have excess saliva. Slight runny nose and chest congestion. Any ideas as what it may be?

Sudden sore/swollen throat for 1 day. Have excess saliva. Slight runny nose and chest congestion. Any ideas as what it may be?

Viral infection: Swollen throat, runny nose, and respiratory congestion are signs of respiratory viral infection, usually caused by adenovirus and rhino virus. Strep throat is less likely with the combination of these symptoms. See your doctor if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate), sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) and throat swelling. T...

I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate), sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) and throat swelling. T...

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

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red), sore throat and swollen throat. The following also describe me: Pain when swallowing, Difficulty swallowing, and Neck pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red), sore throat and swollen throat. The following also describe me: Pain when swallowing, Difficulty swallowing, and Neck pain. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Should I go to er? Epigastric cramp, hands numb & tingling, face numb, lips swollen, throat sore, short of air, felt like was going to pass out. I ha

Should I go to er? Epigastric cramp, hands numb & tingling, face numb, lips swollen, throat sore, short of air, felt like was going to pass out. I ha

Yes GO NOW!: Not sure what meds you are on or what type of diseases you suffer from. Bring all your prescription meds and OTC meds to the ER with you and someone to accompany you.
It could be serious NOW GO! ...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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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more