Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sore Throat Painful Swallowing

Share
1

1
Pain in right jaw/gum with severe sore throat, painful swallowing, stomach discomfort. ?

Pain in right jaw/gum with severe sore throat, painful swallowing, stomach discomfort. ?

Doctor can check: Sore throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If throat symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away". Strep throat treatment is often with amoxicillin. ...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


3

3
28 y/o Deep sore throat, painful swallow, fatigue, fever, chills for 4 days now.

See a Doc ASAP: You need to be seen by a doc ASAP to diagnose your problem and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

4

4
Sore throat and painful swallowing with headache and body aches. Also sufffering from allergies, are these things related? If not, what's causing it?

Secondary sinusitis: If your illness started as an allergy and now you are sicker and have started having a sore throat and yellow discharge, you probably have a sinus infection that is caused by your allergic swelling blocking the openings to your sinus cavities. Once you cross over from allergies to a sinus infection, you should avoid antihistamines. They dry your secretions and make your infection last longer. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What can I do to cure naturally and medication wise a sore throat (painful to swallow) and cough?

What can I do to cure naturally and medication wise a sore throat (painful to swallow) and cough?

Sore throat/ cough: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

8

8
Now with fever at 38.7c, BP at 138/86, hr bet 100 to 106. Sore throat, painful when swallowing, took 3 paracetamols every 4 hours. Should i worry?

Now with fever at 38.7c, BP at 138/86, hr bet 100 to 106. Sore throat, painful when swallowing, took 3 paracetamols every 4 hours. Should i worry?

Yes- see a doctor: Your are risking liver failure by taking potentially too may paracetamols in a day. With pain on swallowing it is important to see a doctor now before this issue gets worse - there is high chance you will be prescribed antibiotics. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Got the flu and developed an irritated, sore throat. Painful to swallow, and a constant achy cough. Any remedies to ease it? Thanks

Got the flu and developed an irritated, sore throat. Painful to swallow, and a constant achy cough. Any remedies to ease it? Thanks

Rest! Hydrate!: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. William Culviner
1,929 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,123 doctors shared insights

Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more