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I have not been sick or anything lately but my throat hurts severely on and off. Feels scratchy and hurts when I talk and swallow then goes away?

I have not been sick or anything lately but my throat hurts severely on and off. Feels scratchy and hurts when I talk and swallow then goes away?

Hurting throat: Greetings. The throat pain should be evaluated by an ENT doc. Not sure if you have voice changes or swallowing difficulty but an endoscopic evaluation is probably a good idea. Reduce the acid in your diet, sleep with your head elevated, avoid eating before bed, lose weight and stoppage of smoking may help. ...Read more

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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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I was about to go to sleep then my troat hurt it felt swollen, a while after I threw up a bit. My throat hurts off and on before bed... help?

I was about to go to sleep then my troat hurt it felt swollen, a while after I threw up a bit. My throat hurts off and on before bed... help?

Reflux?????: Get yourself evaluated for Reflux and H Pylori. Once that is ruled out-- think of keeping your allergies in control. If symptoms persist-- see ENT ...Read more

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My throat was hurting off and on for a couple days do you think I might have allergies?

My throat was hurting off and on for a couple days do you think I might have allergies?

Allergies: Nasal allergies can give you a sore throat that can come and go and is usually associated with nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing and itching, so the answer is yes if you don't have other systemic symptoms such as fever and overall aches and pains ...Read more

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I had a cold and my throat keeps hurting off and on all day but can get worse at night and in the mornings with earache. Acid reflux or cold?

I had a cold and my throat keeps hurting off and on all day but can get worse at night and in the mornings with earache. Acid reflux or cold?

Ear pain concerning: If you are congested, you may breathe through your mouth at night which makes sore throat worse. Although acid reflux can lead to some similar symptoms, it does not usually cause ear pain in this way. Recommend you see your doc so that an exam can be performed; treatment may be recommended, and the sooner the better. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting off and on for about two months. Strep test neg. Finished z pack sunday and now have huge white patches on throat. Advice?

My throat has been hurting off and on for about two months. Strep test neg. Finished z pack sunday and now have huge white patches on throat. Advice?

Monilia: You probably are having fungal overgrowth as a result of recent antibiotic treatment. A less likely cause would be mononucleosis. Based on your history you may have a viral cause of your sore throat and didn't need the antibiotics in the first place. See the doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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The top of my throat hurts what is it?

The top of my throat hurts what is it?

Nose twitch: Might be a sign of allergies or stress. Sometimes it's a neurological issue. Probably good to check it out if it's been going on for awhile ...Read more

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My throat hurts so bad... What would I do?

My throat hurts so bad... What would I do?

Throat pain: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I wake up every morning?

My throat hurts when I wake up every morning?

Sore throat: There's an array of different reasons for that. Allergies and acid reflux should strongly be considered. Smoking is a major contributor and needs to be quit the sooner the better. ...Read more

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My throat hurts all the time why would that be?

Several things.: There could be an infection, either strep or a virus. These would usually be accompanied by other symptoms. It could be from irritation if you are a smoker or a person who shouts a lot. Or I've known people who complain of sore throat (or headache, or diarrhea, etc.) when they are very stressed. See what else is going on with you, then consider seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my throat hurts on one side?

What does it mean if my throat hurts on one side?

Concerning: At your age, there is reason to be concerned about cancerous lesions forming that are mostly caused by aggressive strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). If you still have your tonsils, it could be an infectious process on that side. You could even have throat pain on one side with laryngopharyngeal reflux, a type of acid reflux. You should go in as soon as possible for a laryngoscopy by an ent. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

Go to the Doctor: There are probably a thousand different possibilities for your symptoms and they are much too vague to diagnose you on this simple app. But, when pain is involved one should turn off the app and get on the phone can call the doctor or, in your case perhaps, go see the school nurse. ...Read more

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I don't have symptoms of of a cold but my throat hurts?

Could be anything: Throat pain could be due to post nasal drip, a viral infection, strep throat or other bacteria, reflux, or a variety of other issues. If the pain persists or you develop other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat hurts on the left side?

What does it mean when your throat hurts on the left side?

Pain: Pain indicates something wrong. If present more than 2 weeks, see ENT doc. Otherwise may be URI pharyngitis which is self limited. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat hurts only on the left side?

What does it mean when your throat hurts only on the left side?

Many: Many possibilities exist. Infection such as viral or bacterial tonsillitis, tonsillar abscess and also cancer can cause that. There are many other causes. It all depends on what other symptoms you have, your examination findings and your tobacco and alcohol use history. Get evaluated soon. ...Read more

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I smoked a half of a cigarillo and my throat hurts. Is that normal?

I smoked a half of a cigarillo and my throat hurts. Is that normal?

Smoking is dangerous: Your doc can examine your throat to rule out medical conditions. If all is well, just be grateful and avoid smoking, chewing, and any form of tobacco. It raises the risk of various types of cancer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my throat hurts so extremely bad what could this be?

What do you suggest if my throat hurts so extremely bad what could this be?

Sore throat: Sore throat can be due to Steptococcus, other bacteria, or viruses. Your PCP can do a couple of simple tests (ie, strep throat test) to asses the cause and provide treatment as needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if whenever I wake up early in the morning, my throat hurts?

What does it mean if whenever I wake up early in the morning, my throat hurts?

Morning throat pain: Greetings. Throat pain in the am may be related to excessive drying from your night time breathing patterns. Do you snore? If this is a chronic condition, I would think drinking more water and sleeping with a humidifier would help. If it's new, it could be a viral pharyngitis. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my throat hurts or feels restrained, and I don't know why?

What do you suggest if my throat hurts or feels restrained, and I don't know why?

Primary care: Please visit your primary care physician, the symptoms you are describing are too vague to narrow it down ...Read more

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My throat hurts and it feels like there is something stuck in it what does that mean?

Duration?: Need to know if this recurrent or this is first time. Could be pahryngitis/strep throat especially with other symptoms like fever. If recurrent and persistent please get a thorough evaluation by ENT or GI. If you snore get evaluated for sleep disordered breathing. ...Read more

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Hi I have to sing but my throat hurts is there anything I can do for my throat so I can sing give me advice help please.

Hi I have to sing but my throat hurts is there anything I can do for my throat so I can sing give me advice help please.

Singer's throat.: Hot lemon & honey or blackcurrant and fresh ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties – grate a little ginger and add it to hot water, sweeten with honey if required. Hot steam Inhalation, with or without a few drops of eucalyptus, peppermint or other essential oil helps to clear the sinuses, and get moisture onto the vocal cords and drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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My throat hurts cause of something getting caught on it and was wondering if someone had that happen to them and how long did it take to heal?

My throat hurts cause of something getting caught on it and was wondering if someone had that happen to them and how long did it take to heal?

Cryptic tonsils: Sounds like you might have cryptic tonsils. Some people have tonsils that have crevices which can trap food and other debris. This debris can cause discomfort.

We usually recommend aggressive gargling. If the pain persists, you should see your physician to confirm the diagnosis. They may then send you to an ears/nose/throat doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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If my throat hurts can I eat spicy food?

If my throat hurts can I eat spicy food?

Generally yes: Spicy food is okay, but you need to find out why your throat hurts. It you have fever, or the hurt has lasted more than a week, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have parotitis and my throat hurts. What to do?

See a doctor: There is insufficient information to provide an opinion. You may have mumps, stone in the parotid duct, or two separate processes. Parotitis, mumps or otherwise needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My throat hurts from puking a lot. What should I do?

My throat hurts from puking a lot. What should I do?

An option: I concur with dr. Mcmahan. For pain relief gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat hurts really bad?

Throat Pain: Throat pain can be caused by infections, abscesses, acid reflux disorders, chronic tonsillitis, etc. Etc. Your doctor or ENT physician can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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My fiance's throat hurts really bad what should he take??

My fiance's throat hurts really bad what should he take??

STREP?: Homeopathis remedy for VIRAL pharyngitis includes: 1 tablespoon apple cider vineger, 1 table spoon honey, 1 table spoon lemon with warm water in 8 ounce cup.
this is assuming that he does not have bacterial pharyngitis such as strep. Follow up with your doctor if strep is a concern. ...Read more

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The back if my throat hurts and it is red what should I do?

The back if my throat hurts and it is red what should I do?

See a doctor: You may have strept throat or a virus. Allergy drainage can also make your throat sore. The only way to know for sure is to get a strept test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my throat hurts but I don't feel sick?

Cold or allergies: A sore throat can be the first symptom of a cold, before you start feeling sick with other symptoms. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) can also give you a sore throat without feeling sick. Finally, there are sexually transmitted diseases that can affect the throat without making you feel sick, including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. ...Read more

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My throat hurts & I see a white spot what medication can I take?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. Although the white spot is associated with bacterial infection like group a strep, that finding is also present in viral pharyngitis. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief. ...Read more

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Got a cough and throat hurts to touch in one place what is this?

Got a cough and throat hurts to touch in one place what is this?

Allergy or sinus: Allergies or sinus infection can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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How come sometimes when you wake up your throat hurts really bad?

Several Reasons: One possibility is post nasal drip. While you are laying down, mucus from your nose drains down into your throat (your nose & throat are all connected in the back). This can cause a sore throat when you wake up. The mucus could be from an infection or allergies. Another possibility is dryness. At night your throat can dry out, esp. If you breathe through your mouth. See dr if worsens or concerned. ...Read more

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