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Throat Hurt Swallow
Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.
Pain in my throat, hurt to swallow. Pain on part of my eye. Next day, start snezz and cough bloody mucs, bad headache, swollen painful eye. Cause?
Depends: Several possibilities. You should start by seeing your doctor. May need to see a specialist to assist. ...Read more
Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. Bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. Snowed in&cant see dr what do I do?
Needs evaluation: I'm sorry to say but you need to get this seen by a doctor -since you don't want to neglect something like Strep throat. There might be clues -such as if anyone else in the household was diagnosed with Strep? Certainly a virus is possible, but without a throat culture and proper evaluation, you're guessing. For now, hot drinks, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptoms. I make a hot honey-lemon drink with ginger ...Read more
I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my throat after giving oral sex what could it be? My throat hurts to swallow.
Sore throat/oral sex: You may have been infected with a sexual transmitted disease. Call you doctor asap for an examination and treatment. Do not postpone this, as infections can be dangerous. ...Read more
1st bm in 4 days ~4 hrs ago. Bloody now I have a weird pain in my back/throat. Hurts to swallow, recline. Neck feels like it has tiny bubbles under skin when I press it. I swear I hear them pop/fizz?!
Sub-Q Emphesema: Subcutaneous emphesema is a condition where air makes its way under the skin. It may be noticed as air blebs or crackles under the skin. This may happen from a pneumothorax (burst lung tissue) which potentially may happen from a big valsalva (bearing down) like with a big bm. Go get it checked out asap. ...Read more
Left side of throat hurts when swallows, talk, and laugh. What could this be? Should I be concerned?
Probably not: But without an exam and testing for grp a strep there is no way in which to tell over the internet. See a doctor if it keeps up. Good luck. ...Read more
Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes? (i don't use drugs at all)
Throat hurts to swallow and the lymph nodes on the right side seem to be swollen. No other symptoms really. Best OTC meds? And what is possibly wrong?
Options: 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 very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Sore throat, hurts to swallow, and left molars are sore as well. What could this be? It is mild to moderate pain for the time being.
See your dentist: At age 21, a wisdom tooth infection might also cause sore throats and swollen lymph glands just under the jaw. See your dentist for examination and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more
Pain on the right side of throat. Hurts to swallow. Neck is also slightly sore. Ache and chills only lasted a few hours, gone by next morning. HELP!
Pain in front of throat. Doesn't hurt on inside like sore throat, hurts to swallow or touch the outside esp high throat under chin. What could it be?
Sore throat. Hurts to swallow its not in my upper throat its in like my lower throat. Worse when waking up. How do I know if its my esophagus or throat?
Sore throat?: You cannot tell by yourself. See an ENT doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Throat hurts when swallowing and radiates to ear. White stuff on tonsils and tonsils are inflamed.?
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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
The right side of my throat hurts while swallowing and hurts at light touch. I have had daily headaches and acid refux for the last 10 years. I also have cough and have had minor weight loss. What should I do?
Acute infection, GERD: Your symptom of acid reflux for 10 years is not causing your symptoms, but it is in your interest to get that treated to prevent esophagitis and other complications. Your sode throat and cough are probably due to an acute viral or bacterial infection, and you should see your doctor to find if you need antibiotics or not. Aand also discuss you weight loss and acid reflux and treatment. ...Read more
Left side of throat hurts when swallow for a couple of days, now my left ear and throat hurts when swallowing.?
Extremely sore throat. Hurts to swallow, and my inner ears hurt. Had this for about a week now. Should I go in or wait a few more days?
Get checked: You should see a health care provider. You may need to be treated. ...Read more
Throat hurts to swallow for past 6 days. Swollen neck in front on right side. White blisters on tonsils found last night. What could this be?
With the information: You have given it is likely an infectious process, and would best be actually looked at by a doctor. The significant infectious processes at your age include streptococcus and mononucleosis. Viral ulcerative pharyngitis is also significant and painful enough to be symptomatically treated. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
Sore throat: Two things come to my mind when patients complain of a sore throat without other symptoms, post nasal drip and early viral infections. Either way, you can try an allergy pill or the new nasal steroid over the counter: nasal cort. I prefer the nasal steroid. Either way if this does not work in the next few days, try some Motrin for the pain and gargle with salt water. See my other answers on st. ...Read more
I had a cold sore yesterday and now my throat hurts to swallow but no fever and the back of my throat is all white?
Viral URI: It is difficult to tell with out a clinical exam but your symptoms may be related to a viral upper respiratory tract infection. There are several other possibilities so it is best to consult with your physician. ...Read more
I have dry eyes, nose and throat. My throat hurts and swallowing is painful. Any advice on how to remedy it or why it could be hurting?
Allergies: Could likely be allergies, given this time of year. You can try a nasal saline at least 2-3 times a day to moisturize your nasal passages. If congestion, a nasal steroid like Flonase is very useful and could help with post-nasal drip symptoms. Antihistamines also could help, like Claritin or Allegra. If you have fevers, need to consider infection, warranting antibiotics. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Sore throat, hurts to swallow, not really eating much, neck pain, back pain and also fever!! What could it be?
See a doctor:
Likely an infection causing it, need to be seen and treated.
the treatment depends on the finding. ...Read more