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I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing sometimes, can you help?

I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing  sometimes, can you help?

Get it checked: If this developed quickly, say over a day or two, seek help immediately, as it can close your airway if left untreated. Even if it took longer, you should still have it checked as it may be anything from infection to cancer. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Hello. I've been sick 4 days. Fever (99-100). Dry cough, persistent. Blood tinged/yellow sputum. Sore/raw throat. Difficulty breathing. Thirsty. Low a

Hello. I've been sick 4 days. Fever (99-100). Dry cough, persistent. Blood tinged/yellow sputum. Sore/raw throat. Difficulty breathing. Thirsty. Low a

Hacking Cough: Persistent dry ,hacking cough assoc. with low grade fever is usually due to viral infection of the upper airway. Assoc. difficulty breathing, bloody purulent sputum & inflamed throat are symptoms that suggest the need for a proper evaluation to screen for a reactive airway dse or pneumonia. In the interim humidifier & NSAIDs may provide symptom relief if no improvement consult any MD in Network ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Acute Bronchitis: Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks. If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f , interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! i'm 17 am i dieing? Please help! no difficulty breathing

Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! i'm 17 am i dieing? Please help! no difficulty breathing

Exam: It could be a virus or a bacteria (strep) or it could be mono. Your mom is smart. Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. If it is swollen the doctor will consider whether there is an abscess. All are treatable, but virus or mono are mostly symptomatic. ...Read more

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Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as i'm only 17?

Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as i'm only 17?

Perhaps: I would discontinue tobacco use immediately! smoking tobacco will certainly aggravate your symptoms and hinder the healing process. If in fact you have mono, it is imperative that you have plenty on fluids and rest. If you are not feeling better in 5 days, visit your physician again. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat and low grade fever for 3 days I am also having difficulty breathing and my lymph nodes are swollen what could it be?

I have had a sore throat and low grade fever for 3 days I am also having difficulty breathing and my lymph nodes are swollen what could it be?

Get it evaluated: Though antibiotics aren't needed for respiratory viral infections, a sore throat may need immediate antibiotic therapy for streptococcal infections since it is contagious. Additionally, a healthcare professional can assess for other things such as postnasal drip, primary HIV infection, retropharyngeal abscess, and others, depending on the specifics of your case. ...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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more