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Swollen Throat Difficulty Breathing
Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?
I am experiencing throat swelling, sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) , difficulty swallowing. And difficulty breathing when sleeping. ?
TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty swallowing, swollen glands/tonsils, sore throat changed to just painful swallowing (back roof of mouth) and uncomfortable feeling talking?
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more
I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...
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
Chronic sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes in neck, metallic taste in mouth, burning tongue?
Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?
I wonder: are you using antihistamines for allergy symptoms? A side effect can be mouth dryness, which could worsen tonsil stones. These are mineralized deposits in the tonsillar crevices exacerbated by chronic nasal/throat inflammation. Warm salt water gargle may help. It may be more helpful to determine what is causing the inflammation to begin with and a virtual consult or with Allergist can help. ...Read more
What could cause painful(difficulty) swallowing, swollen tonsils, red throat, swollen lymph glands and earache?
Infection?: Sounds infectious. Need to see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. The cilia sweep the secretions back to the throat so your throat can get irritated, causing trouble swallowing. ...Read more
See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen throat, hot flashes, bad earache, bad migranes, dizziness, lightheaded, trouble breathing, its been going on a day and a half. What should I do?
Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions of varying degrees can cause this. Allergies can be environmental, dietary, or medication related. Allergic reactions can occur from things you have been exposed to for a long time, never reacted, and now suddenly you are. This type of reaction warrants a visit to emergency department. Severe onset warrants a call to 911. ...Read more
The right side of my throat (feels aswollen on clogged)and ear feel irritated. Difficulty breathing on right side of nostril i think due to phlegm.
I just got eating spicy chips. Now my throat is swollen and I'm having trouble breathing. I'm really scared what can I do to make it go away?
Call 911!!!: If you are having throat swelling and shortness of breath, you need to call 911 NOW! You may be having an allergic reaction and this could become life-threatening if left untreated. It is easily treated but not at home-you need to be treated in an emergency room NOW. Get off the computer and make the phone call immediately!!! ...Read more
I noticed my uvula was swollen & touching the back of my tongue. I've had trouble breathing. I have to keep clearing my throat/coughing? For 2months.
What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.
My hubby ate an apple the other night. Throat&tongue got itchy, eyes became itchy&swollen but no hives or breathing problems. Next time be worse?
Pollen-food syndrome: Pollen-food syndrome, aka oral allergy syndrome, is well characterized and typically manifests as itching with or without swelling of the lips, tongue, palate, and throat. Food sensitivity requiring epinephrine is rare. Patients usually have sensitivity to certain foods and to antigenically similar class of pollens. For example, allergy to apple skin and birch pollen a common combo.(see comment ...Read more
Haven't felt right for weeks. Tonsils very swollen but no sore throat. Neck and body aches. Chest pains and trouble breathing. Any ideas?
Red & swollen tonsils & throat, occasionally sore, occasional low grade fever, snoring, trouble breathing at times after tonsillitis in december.
Tring to find possible cause of sever sudden onset pain in center of chest going up into my throat and difficulty breathing and sometime nusea ?
Symptoms: These are symptoms that should be checked out there are many possible causes. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing, green mucus in throat, and thr occasional cough. Happening for 2 months now. What could be happening. Life theeatning?
Possible cause of sever sudden pain in center of chest up into my throat and difficulty breathing, sometime nausea even when at rest for 2 months now?
GERD: Symptoms like these are often caused by gastric acid coming up into the esophagus. A trial of an over the counter proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole is often indicated. This can be picked up at the local drugstore. If symptoms persist you should see your doc for a better review. ...Read more
I'm having difficulty breathing with my mouth and I feel pain in the back of my throat. What symptoms are these?
What could cause an intermittent feeling of warmth in my chest and throat when i breathe in? There is no difficulty breathing, just the feeling.
U have history of: Panic attack and this symptom could be part of anxiety and panic attack. I presume u already had some heart and GI work up. Get reassurance from ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/features/12-possible-heart-symptoms-never-to-ignore. ...Read more
Has anyone with anxiety-based throat tightness/difficulty breathing been treated with a PEP exhaling device?
My girlfriend has been sick for nine months. She complains of lumps on her head, tightness of her throat, difficulty breathing, stiff neck. Why?
Time for a visit: This spectrum of symptoms deserves a full history/physical & appropriate testing by someone who knows the patient. Try to schedule a workup within the next week with her doc so the evaluation can begin to track down the issues involved. ...Read more
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