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Sore Throat Hurts So Bad Cant Swallow
Strep throat: You may have this infection which requires antibiotics to cure.See your doctor. ...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
Swollen glands, cant swallow anything without chest and throat hurting badly.Do have mucas and it gets caught in throat to where I cant breathe. help!
You probably have a: Probaly a Virus infection(common cold). This happenes to most folks once a twice a year. learn to treat it with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and a decongestant which you can buy over the counter. These symptoms start settling down after 3-4 days and go away in a week to 10 days. if they dio not, go see your doctor for a check ...you may need antibiotics for serious infections(bacterial infection can develop ...Read more
Need eval....: In order to diagnose this problem, you need to see a GI doctor. They can take a look down your esophagus and into your stomach and see what is causing your symptoms. During this test, you are sedated and won't remember even having the test done. Ask your family doctor for a GI referral. Once diagnosed, treatment can begin to hopefully get rid of your discomfort. Best of luck to you!!! ...Read more
My throat is really swollen and sore. It hurts to swallow. And when I breathe my chest hurts. Suggestions?
Consult a doc: Please see a doc ASAP. You may need treatment. ...Read more
Can't tell: Strep throat is one type of sore throat. There are many causes, mostly viruses and a few other bacteria besides strep. See your doctor to get evaluated so you can get appropriate treatment. No symptom is specific for strep, so testing is necessary to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strep test: should be done. The sore throat is most likely due to a virus, but it could be due to Strep. It is a good idea to have a Strep test done when you have a sore throat. Left untreated for more than 7 days, Strep throat can cause rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. It is quick and simple test, and it is just not worth the risk of not knowing for sure. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: It's not possible to say why your throat hurts when you swallow without more details or your history and an exam. There are many potential sources of odynophagia, or painful swallowing. See a doctor to have your throat examined. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very painful (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain temporarily. ...Read more
Possible allergies: Irritation or "feeling funny" in your throat may be your sign of irritation, and this time of year could be a sign of allergies. Also, if you snore of breath through your mouth a lot, this can cause that same sensation of feeling something is not quite right without there really being pain. Would start with daily salt water gargles and see if relieves, and think about possible allergies. ...Read more
Help asap! my throat really hurts when i swallow, breathe through my mouth, it feels blocked or swollen!?
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 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 is good. ...Read more
Congestion: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which is causing nasal and upper airway congestion which is blocking off your eustacian tubes. This causes obstruction in the passage of air into the middle ear and leads to the popping sensation. It should get better as the infection runs it's course. An oral or nasal decongestant may give some short term relief. ...Read more
Get eval: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix 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 amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Remedies: 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. Pour boiling water over >. ...Read more
I have a horrible headache n neck pain n cant hardly swallow even water. Chills fever. What is best to relieve my throat hurts to swallow saliva too.
Referred pain: You can get referred ear pain when you have a sore throat. Nerves that go to your throat also provide sensation in your ear so you may feel pain in both locations. Most likely you have a pharyngitis and it should go away in a few days. If t persists see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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