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How can sore/itchy throats happen?

How can sore/itchy throats happen?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for an itchy throat. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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 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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What are some ways to soothe a sore hoarse throat?

What are some ways to soothe a sore hoarse throat?

Sore throat: You can graggle with salt and water, drink giner tea with honey and if your nose if congested use a saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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I've been with my boyfriend for nearly a year & I get a really sore, inflamed throat every time we kiss, this lasts a few days. Why might this be?

I've been with my boyfriend for nearly a year &  I get a really sore, inflamed throat every time we kiss, this lasts a few days. Why might this be?

Sore throat: I admit that I don't know why a kiss is sore and lasting a few days. Please keep up your close friendship with your boyfriend , but let him know that his kiss is causing you some issue. I am sure he will understand. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Around the 3-6th i was sick with a sore scratchy throat. I got better by the weekend. On the 18th i started catchin a cold. Why am i so sick so often?

Around the 3-6th i was sick with a sore scratchy throat. I got better by the weekend. On the 18th i started catchin a cold. Why am i so sick so often?

Flu Season: This is one of the most common question during the winter. I would say at least three patients ask me this every day of the winter cold and flu season. There really is no good answer. Many who are young get sick this time of year more often because they have not been exposed to all of these viruses before. There are numerous viruses during the winter. You are not abnormal or need to worry. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could sore/itchy throats happen?

Can you tell me how could sore/itchy throats happen?

A variety of: Reasons- allergies, viral infection, bacterial infection, post nasal drip etc. ...Read more

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I have sore half throat a lot of the time .Always same side .Could this be associated with my coeliac condition.?

I have sore half throat a lot of the time .Always same side .Could this be associated with my coeliac condition.?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have woken up every morning for 4-5 months with a sore/tender throat and general achiness. Fine by noon. What might cause this?

Many choices: The sore throat may be a problem with oral hygiene or with what you may be eating or drinking close to bedtime. Another possibility is reflux that may be increased when you lay down and causing your throat to be exposed to stomach acid when you sleep. Can try not eating or drinking for several hours before lying down. Gargle with mouthwash before bed. Elevate head of bed slightly to lessen reflux ...Read more

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I have a sore upper throat and the lower part feels different causing me to want to clear my throat repeatedly. What could this be?

I have a sore upper throat and the lower part feels different causing me to want to clear my throat repeatedly. What could this be?

Throat: An evaluation by a physician should be performed to determine if there is a sinus process responsible for the sensation in the throat. ...Read more