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Woke up in middle of night feeling like I swallowed something. Throat feels raw with inflamed and burning feeling. What could cause this feeling?

Woke up in middle of night feeling like I swallowed something. Throat feels  raw with inflamed and burning feeling. What could cause this  feeling?

Nite sore throat: If you have other symptoms such as fever and aches you may be developing a cold. If this is a recurring pattern you may be a mouth breather. Mouth breathers experience dryness of the mouth and throat while sleeping. Keep a cup of water at the bedside if you have this type of breathing. ...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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Feel burning in my throat like im going to be sick what could it be?

Feel burning in my throat like im going to be sick what could it be?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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I have a burning senation in my throat and it gets worse when breathing. Feels like throat is closing when I try to swallowWhy could this be happening?

I have a burning senation in my throat and it gets worse when breathing. Feels like throat is closing when I try to swallowWhy could this be happening?

Acid reflux: These symptoms may be acid reflux. Even without classic burning, belching, burping, you may be exhibiting what we call silent reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux in ENT. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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I'm 27 weeks prego, cut as much acid as possible out of my diet, but my throat feels like burning constantly, and flares up every 5 minutes - normal?

I'm 27 weeks prego, cut as much acid as possible out of my diet, but my throat feels like burning constantly, and flares up every 5 minutes - normal?

Reflux of pregnancy: This is the time in the pregnancy when heartburn or gastric reflux can become a real problem. Please talk to your doctor because there are medications that can help that are safe in pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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A mouthful of juice went down the wrong way, it felt like it was burning and now I can feel it in my throat. It just feels weird now :/ ?

A mouthful of juice went down the wrong way, it felt like it was burning and now I can feel it in my throat. It just feels weird now :/ ?

Throat: May have some silent acid reflux due to the acidity. Drink a lot of water and try an OTC antacid. Any fevers or chest issues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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