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Sore Throat Hurts So Bad Cant Swallow
Last week had sore throat, fever(100), cough, this week sore throat goes away then comes back in middle of the day and at night?(cant swallow)
Possible acid reflux:
May causes of sore throat & cough that come and go. Can be associated with difficulty swallowing. You don't have to have heart burn. Other symptoms include a hoarse or scratchy voice, bad breath, burping. Diet might contain acidy food, too.
You could also have an infectious problem/lingering virus or untreated strep infection. Would see a doctor if persists for more in depth evaluation. ...Read more
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
I need to know if i need to go to the doctor? Severe sore throat....Cant swallow....Headache.....Cant cough....Fever...Body aches.....
Yes: The symptoms you describe should warrant a visit to your doctor to be safe. ...Read more
Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in tablets or liquid form-check the children's section) and cool soft fluids and foods. Prolonged or progressive symptoms should be evaluated in a medical facility (primary care provider). ...Read more
I have no difficulty swallowing but my throat is red. I had a sore throat about a week ago but it's still red. What could this be?
Several...: Several possibilities exist including normal, "sore throat, " infection either viral or bacterial. If you're sure this is not your normal color and your usual sore throat remedies don't work after 1-2 weeks check in with your pcp and make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more
I have a sore throat on only my left side. I also sometimes have difficulty swallowing to the point it can be difficult to breathe. Any thoughts?
Contact Dr. or E.R.: A person with throat symptoms of difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing must be seen by a doctor right away. There may be an abscess under the tonsils or behind them at the back of the throat. Sometimes, a person will quickly block off airflow (from sudden enlargement of the abscesses) and suffocate to death. If symptoms are very worrisome, one should call 911 for an ambulance. ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Difficulty swallowing, Cough, Pain when swallowing, and Headache. 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
Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms
No: Your symptoms are not due to "sinus drainage." an infection in the nose or back of the nose and sinuses can cause the feeling of "sinus drainage". ...Read more
Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?
Pls help, had sore throat for many weeks with red patches, roughness, itchyness, difficulty swallowing, croaky voice which needs clearing now & again ?
Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?
Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and feeling a bit sick. I have a bit of mucous but no cough. It started about 4 days ago. Any idea what's going on?
Strep or not: Strep throat, which doctors recommend antibiotic treatment for, commonly causes fevers, enlarged tonsils with pus, enlarged neck glands, and the absence of cough/runny nose. Viral infections tend to present with runny nose and muscle pains. But nothing in medicine is an absolute. Even if there is just a 5% chance of this being Strep, treatment can save you a lifetime of medical complications. ...Read more
I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?
I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing sometimes, can you help?
See your MD or ENT.: See your md or ent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?
I had sore throat, stinging-like pain in ear, and difficulty swallowing food for couple of months now. Could these be symptoms of a serious illness?
Yes: Yes. These symptoms present for a couple of months are troublesome. See an ENT doc for exam ASAP. ...Read more
VERY sore throat. Difficulty swallowing. I've just gotten over a chest infection but I can't swallow without hurting and my throat is getting worse.
I am experiencing difficulty swallowing, numbness or tingling (time frame: sudden) (side: both) , enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and ...
Dysphagia : Swallowing problems are very difficult and quite complicated. You need to submit a more specific question or You could also set up a consultation with me and I will be happy to assist you. ...Read more
Swollen tonsil on one side for about 9 months. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. Enlarged glands in neck. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Clinical Evaluation: Any swollen tonsil that lasts longer than 4 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Had slight pain near my left tonsil for ~3 weeks now. Bit of a cough, slightly sore throat and hoarse voice. No difficulty swallowing. What can it be?
Cut myself with a kitchen knife on tuesday. Yesterday i woke up with sore throat and difficulty swallowing, today stiffness in jaw do I have tetnaus or another infection from the cut?
Lockjaw is Tetanus: You have the signs and symptoms of a tetanus infection. Go to the er now without delay. Go now. ...Read more
Please answer! what kind of virus causes sore throat, difficulty swallowing and swollen painful ear?
Viruses: There are more than two hundred different viruses that are known to cause the common cold alone. The three most common types are rhinoviruses , coronaviruses, and respiratory syncytial virus. How does that help you? If you are not feeling well consider seeing your physician for an evaluation and to make sure you do not have a strep and\or ear infection. ...Read more
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
Been having dysphagia 2wks noticed swollen tonsils with white spots ... No sore throat at all ... Just difficulty swallowing ... What could this be??
Sore throat for 4 weeks only on right side, dry cough, ear ache, difficulty swallowing, help! please?
I have had allergy-driven asthma, body aches,a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and extremely poor focus/energy for about five months. Ideas?
Possibilities...: Allergies can cause many different symptoms so being evaluated by an allergist may be a good place to start to figure out what is causing your symptoms. Once an allergist finds out exactly what your allergies are, treatment can be given that will hopefully relieve your symptoms! ...Read more
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