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Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection either way and be treated appropriately. ...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


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Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing? How do I treat chronic sinusitis?

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing? How do I treat chronic sinusitis?

? Reflux: If you have a clear nose and no sinus pain, gastroesophageal reflux could be the cause. Treated reflux can clear symptoms. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Yes it can: Patients with chronic sinusitis will frequently report symptoms such as these. These patients typically also have nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal drainage. Other conditions such as laryngeal reflux can cause very similar symptoms, so it is probably a good idea to be seen by your primary MD or an ENT to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Hi there. I've had a swollen tonsil, red throat, and and difficulty swallowing and breathing for the past 6 weeks.

Hi there. I've had a swollen tonsil, red throat, and and difficulty swallowing and breathing for the past 6 weeks.

See doc soon.: You need direct exam to exclude a mass or infection which appears to be interfering with your upper airway. ...Read more

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Throat is swollen and it is white on both sides, very painful difficulty swallowing. Having earache,fever,feeling naesous. have bin taking augmentin1g?

Throat is swollen and it is white on both sides, very painful difficulty swallowing. Having earache,fever,feeling naesous. have bin taking augmentin1g?

See doctor again: These are not typical for strep throat and in fact one must consider Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) as a cause for the nausea. Perhaps a mono check may be worthwhile. By the way , if you have mono, the chance of getting a skin rash from Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is quite high. ...Read more

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I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?

? tonsillitis: When you tonsils are inflamed, your throat is sore and enlarged making it difficult to breath and you do more breathing through your mouth making your lips dry. That being said, be sure to visit your primary doc to see if you need an antibiotic. Feel Better! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Please answer! what kind of virus causes sore throat, difficulty swallowing and swollen painful ear?

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

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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

Swallowing disorders are conditions where it is difficult for a person to move food or water from their mouth, through their esophagus, ...Read more


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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more