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Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Swollen sore throat hard to swallow?

Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read more

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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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Swollen sore throat?

Swollen sore throat?

I know a number...: ...Of infections that can cause that: strep throat, mono, adenovirus, coxsackie. Your doctor will have a better idea after an examination. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil, sore throat, nausea?

Possible infection: If this happened within a short time period, you may have an infection such as a peritonsillar abscess. You should see your doctor as soon as possible in order to obtain optimum treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing ?

See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see a local doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

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Sore throat after swallowing sharp object?

Sore throat after swallowing sharp object?

Go to the doctor: This is the very definition of crazy. I mean that in all of the non-judgmental way possible since men often deny they have a medical problem. But it s time to get to the er for urgent medical evaluation! ...Read more

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Sore throat after singing hard?

Sore throat after singing hard?

Laryngitis: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have 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. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil very mild sore throat feeling?

Swollen right tonsil very mild sore throat feeling?

Duration?: If new, you may have a URI. If enlarged tonsil persists beyond 2 weeks, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one  swollen neck lymph node?

Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat systoms?

Sore throat systoms?

What to do.: 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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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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