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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

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Throat: If its new could be the onset of a cold but if its on one side could have a dental cause such as a cavity or a jaw issue.If so check it out with your dentist ...Read more

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My symptoms are sore throat inflamed tonsils throat hurts 24/7 it hurts to breathe it feels like there is something stuck in my throat chest pain?

My symptoms are
sore throat 
inflamed tonsils 
throat hurts 24/7 
it hurts to breathe 
it feels like there is something stuck in my throat 
chest pain?

Seek care: The part that protects your airway called the epiglottis could be infected and could be serious or you could have an infection like an abscess at the back of the tonsil. That can be serious too! you née to see a doctor before something bad happens! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, throat feels like its swollen, hard to swallow, remedies?

I have a sore throat, throat feels like its swollen, hard to swallow, remedies?

Remedies: 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. Pour boiling water over >. ...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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Throat feels swollen and hard to swallow? Thyroid?

Throat feels swollen and hard to swallow? Thyroid?

Sore throat: Throat swelling and soreness can be due to an a virus (cold) or bacterial (strep) infection, post nasal drip from nose congestion, heartburn, smoking, air pollution, or even yelling. It is much less common for an enlarged thyroid to cause a swollen throat but if you have a thyroid problem, you should have your doctor exam you. Fortunately most sore throats are minor and go away by themselves. ...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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Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Does throat cancer feel like a regular sore throat?

Yes and depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" cancer. "sore throat" symptoms can overlap anatomical sites. Different sites can have different issues. Difficulties in taste, dentition, chewing, w/ food types (solid, acidic, spicy, carbonated), reflux, ear pain, change in smell/taste can be seen. ...Read more

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Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

Terrible PND swollen left  tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Painful sore throat, irritated ears, lump on neck, stiff neck, and fatigue. This is not a normal sore throat. No fever or cold like symptoms?

Painful sore throat, irritated ears, lump on neck, stiff neck, and fatigue. This is not a normal sore throat. No fever or cold like symptoms?

Viral?: This may be infectious mononucleosis or some other viral illness that simultates it. Sounds as if you should have your doctor see you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been sick for 2 months. Fatigued, trouble breathing, sore throat and neck with red viens in throat, feels like lump in throat beneath adams apple?

Been sick for 2 months.  Fatigued, trouble breathing, sore throat and neck with red viens in throat, feels like lump in throat beneath adams apple?

Could be thyroid: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things. However, with the fatigue, sore throat, and lump i would be concerned about your thyroid. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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