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My throat hurts when I sneeze and swallow my saliva. What could be wrong?

My throat hurts when I sneeze and swallow my saliva. What could be wrong?

Throat pain: The two most likely causes would be post-nasal drip from a chronic sinus infection or acid reflux. An accurate diagnosis requires a history and physical examination. Start with a primary care physician. ...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'm sooo sick my throat hurts and I keep sneezing I have a flu what is the best cure?

I'm sooo sick my throat hurts and I keep sneezing I have a flu what is the best cure?

If you have Flu: Hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Back of my throat hurts when I swallow. Even more so after I sneeze or yawn?

Back of my throat hurts when I swallow. Even more so after I sneeze or yawn?

Needs an exam: This can be due to mouth breathing, post-nasal drip, acid reflux and a variety of less common causes. See a doctor, preferably an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Since I stoped smokin 3weeks ago could I be going through with drawls bc it hurts to swallow food n I am sneezing n throat. Hurts?

Since I stoped smokin 3weeks ago could I be going through with drawls bc it hurts to swallow food n I am sneezing n throat. Hurts?

Sore throat: Congratulations on quitting smoking! It's unlikely that quitting smoking would lead to sore throat & painful swallowing, although this could be due to coincidental infection, possibly a result of smoking (takes a while for all badness attributable to smoking to dissipate). If you had a longer history of smoking, then we'd worry about cancer. Regardless, if pain persists, see your Family Doc & ENT. ...Read more

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I have a headache, my nose is runny & stuffy. I keep sneezing and coughing, & my throat hurts. What over-the-counter meds should I get?

I have a headache, my nose is runny & stuffy. I keep sneezing and coughing, & my throat hurts. What over-the-counter meds should I get?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Help! After a rather large sneezing attack, I started to spit up bloody mucus, not just strands a good amount please help, back or throat hurts?

Help! After a rather large sneezing attack, I started to spit up bloody mucus, not just strands a good amount please help, back or throat hurts?

Probably not serious: Sounds like you may have irritated the throat or burst a small blood vessel. If the bleeding persists then go to urgent care for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a fever but no cough and sneeze and my throat hurts, there are some bumps in the back of my throat as well. What could be wrong?

I have a fever but no cough and sneeze and my throat hurts, there are some bumps in the back of my throat as well. What could be wrong?

Pharyngitis: Fever and sore throat are common symptoms that suggest either a viral or bacterial infection of the throat called pharyngitis. The viral infections will resolve on their own. The bacterial kind such as strep is best treated with antibiotics. A healthcare provider could quickly assist you in deciding how to treat ...Read more

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Had a cold 10 days: sneezing, scratch throat, cough, congestion. Started to feel better then throat hurts, very swollen, and fever last night. Why?

Had a cold 10 days: sneezing, scratch throat, cough, congestion. Started to feel better then throat hurts, very swollen, and fever last night. Why?

Bacterial Infection: It appears you have developed a bacterial infection of your upper respiratory tract after having a viral infection. You need to be seen by a physician, either your personal one or an urgent care physician. ...Read more

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Why is it that whenever I cough or sneeze my brain would hurt? And whenever I swallow my saliva my throat hurts too.

Why is it that whenever I cough or sneeze my brain would hurt? And whenever I swallow my saliva my throat hurts too.

Sinus?: Sounds like you either have allergies or a upper respiratory infection. If you are sneezing & congested it's likely the sinus pressure is making your
"brain" hurt. Allergies and uri's can also directly cause throat inflammation or lead to inflammation from post-nasal drainage or mouth breathing. If your headaches are worse then you've experienced before or worsening you need to be seen asap. ...Read more

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I have a Dripping nose. Sneezing. Ears hurt throat hurts. Headache. Chest hurts. What should I do?

I have a Dripping nose. Sneezing. Ears hurt throat hurts. Headache. Chest hurts. What should I do?

Dripping nose: You symptoms sound like youhave an allergy to pollens this time of year. Take an antihistamine at bedtime, and sleep with your air conditioning on and windows closed. In addition you might consult an allergist ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have sinus and my ears clog up I get dizziness that comes and goes away when I take ginger it helps also when I sneeze my throat hurts?

Hi doctor, I have sinus and my ears clog up I get dizziness that comes and goes away when I take ginger it helps also when I sneeze my throat hurts?

Rhinitis: You probably have allergic rhinitis (running nose) with a post nasal drip emanating from your sinuses irritating your throat especially when you sneeze. You might benefit from a n antihistamine taken at night you could also try saline nose drops several times a day or see your doctor for further help. ...Read more

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Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad when I swallow and cough no fever just runny nose and pain in neck sneezing?

My throat hurts really bad when I swallow and cough no fever just runny nose and pain in neck sneezing?

Throat pain: Throat pains on swallowing and coughing may mean the possibility of a tonsil issue or chronic sinus infection. The fact that you do not have a fever reduces the chance of tonsillitis. There are other questions that need to be answered like the length of time that has been occurring and if there is any issues with swallowing liquids or solids. Would recommend further physical examination with an md. ...Read more

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Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and itch: The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?

I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?

Varies: Certainly among the more common causes are an infectious process such as in the sinuses for example; "allergies" can be another cause. A good medical checkup is sometimes a good place to start. ...Read more

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Sore throat runny nose blocked nose sneezing coughing had it for 3 days now. 3 week ago had jaw surgery my right side- teeth hurts I little.

Sore throat runny nose blocked nose sneezing coughing had it for 3 days now. 3 week ago had jaw surgery my right side- teeth hurts I little.

Normal: The recovery time for jaw surgery can easily surpass 3 weeks. Be patient. At the same time, you are still susceptible to colds, allergies, etc.
Also, it is normal for your teeth to still hurt.
When in doubt, CALL YOUR SURGEON. We like to be kept involved in our patients recovery process. ...Read more

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Severe throat pain when sneezing and unilateral throat discomfort when swallowing. Approximately 4 weeks duration. What is this?

Severe throat pain when sneezing and unilateral throat discomfort when swallowing. Approximately 4 weeks duration. What is this?

Strep Throat: Typically, throat pain would not occur when sneezing. However, throat pain with or without swallowing might be due a throat infection; for example, strep tonsillitis, or another form of tonsillitis. Untreated or under treated allergic rhinitis or sinusitis could lead to a tonsillitis and hence sneezing is coincident to the sore throat. An exam with rapid strep test might help sort this out. ...Read more

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