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Throat Hurts On And Off
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
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?
Been to the doctors 2 times and they said I didn't have anything but my throat still hurts off and on. I noticed blood lines on my tonsils?
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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?
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
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
My throat has been hurting on and off for about a month? Treated for strep 4 weeks ago...What could it be? Had strep throat about a month ago, was put on z-pak...Started to feel better after a week but continued to have cold symptoms...Throat was still h
Yes: Yes it is possible that the strep infection did not resolve. See your physician to get reevaluated. It may also be a viral infection not responsive to antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
Throat pain: Best solution would be to see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
Primary care: Please visit your primary care physician, the symptoms you are describing are too vague to narrow it down ...Read more
Every night my throat hurts on the right side it never hurts in the day what can be causing this?
My throat hurts and looks like this http://imgur. Com/a/qjhcj. What is wrong and what can I do to stop it?
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
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?
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
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
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
Pharyngitis?: Talk to your pcp about possible referral to ENT specialist. ...Read more
Overexertion: Pace yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Allergy or sinus: Allergies or sinus infection can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
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