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Sore throat, hurts when I swallow. No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti. Should I tell my dr, so I can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Sore throat, hurts when I swallow. No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti. Should I tell my dr, so I can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Maybe: First of all, this is more likely viral than bacterial so antibiotics may not help. If it is bacterial, then the antibiotics you are taking for the UTI may be adequate for the throat infection, but you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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


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What do you suggest if my throat hurts when I swallow?

What do you suggest if my throat hurts when I swallow?

Pharyngitis: Infectious or inflammatory possibilities
ranging from viral bacterial or irritation due to reflux
too many to consider adequately
more data and information needed
please see a primary care physician ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow and I don't know what's wrong?

My throat hurts when I swallow and I don't know what's wrong?

GERD: In the absence of true inflammatory disease of the throat (viral or bacterial infections that need a proper diagnosis), one of the most common causes of recurrent sore throats in any age group is LPR or laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux. This was formerly known as high reflux and is the reflux of stomach acid into the upper esophagus causing sore throat, voice changes and cough. Need diagnosis. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow. As if there is something inside. What medicine to take. Suffering from cold also?

My throat hurts when I swallow. As if there is something inside. What medicine to take. Suffering from cold also?

Viral: Most of the time this it is a viral condition and just taking lozenges over the counter would be enough, this is more likely, if you have cold like symptoms ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

See your doctor: Seek medical attention. Do not ignore this symptom. Trivial and non trivial diseases can cause this symptom. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow and I have herpes should I be concerned?

My throat hurts when I swallow and I have herpes should I be concerned?

Probably not herpes: Assuming you have had oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), then no worries about herpes for your sore throat and pain on swallowing. A new oral herpes infection could cause these symptoms, but not longstanding infection. Probably you just have garden variety viral pharyngitis. But see a doctor if the symptoms are severe, if you also have fever, or if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow, and always feel like I need a drink to soothe it?

My throat hurts when I swallow, and always feel like I need a drink to soothe it?

Few possibilities: The two most common causes of your symptoms can be a sore throat or possible inflamed tonsils. There are others, and it might be worth seeing your doctor if symptoms do not resolve within a week. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow, I keep gettin really hot, and I have headaches. Whta are these symptoms of?

Possibly Strep or a: Virus. 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. ...Read more

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I coughed- just once to clear my throat and now my throat hurts when I swallow or eat something dry like toast...what could this be?

I coughed- just once to clear my throat and now my throat hurts when I swallow or eat something dry like toast...what could this be?

Throat pain: Your cough may have caused some acid from your stomach to regurgitate into your throat/pharynx causing irritation. Unless you are having persistent cough or sore throat it's probably not concerning. I would avoid very hot liquids which can also irritate your throat. Feel better! ...Read more

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Throat hurts when I swallow. Feels swollen. But doesn't feel swollen on the outside. Nerve racking. What can it be and when can I do for it?

Throat hurts when I swallow. Feels swollen. But doesn't feel swollen on the outside. Nerve racking. What can it be and when can I do for it?

Nerve racking indeed: Pharyngitis. Could be bacterial. Get your throat swabbed and rapid strep test in your friendly neighbourhood doctor's office. If test negative you do not need antibiotic just conservative managment. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow anything except food and milk. Any ideas on how to stop it?

Throat diagnosis=ENT: For a chronic sore throat (longer than normal infections), the doctors who diagnose the throat best are ents/ otolaryngologists. They are adept at seeing all the structures deep in your throat and can do a biopsy if needed. A sore throat can be due to acid reflux, sinus infections, tonsillitis, thrush, virus, etc. If it's part of a cold, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or irrigation help; if bacterial, antibiotic. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow but this isn't a strep throat because I know how it feels. This happened in the afternoon today.

My throat hurts when I swallow but this isn't a strep throat because I know how it feels. This happened in the afternoon today.

Could be viral: pharyngitis, or just irritation, use salt water gargles, if this continues, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt. It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt. It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

Best thing to do: Is get an examination. There may be an anatomical or inflammatory problem with your right side. This could also be excacerabated by reflux. Talk to your doctor or see an ent. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow it feels like I have a big cut. By the way I smoke alot. Could this be very bad? Like cancer? It really hurts

My throat hurts when I swallow it feels like I have a big cut. By the way I smoke alot. Could this be very bad? Like cancer? It really hurts

Infection: At 19 probably not cancer, but you need to stop smoking as it does cause cancer! You most likely have an infection in your throat and the smoking is irritating it more and more. Get evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow. Do I need barium swallow X-ray test?

My throat hurts when I swallow. Do I need barium swallow X-ray test?

See Your Doctor: Before any tests, you should see your doctor and determine what needs done. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow and my neck is also stiff. My glands are swollen. I just got over a cold 3 weeks ago. I have a 4 month old son?

My throat hurts when I swallow and my neck is also stiff. My glands are swollen. I just got over a cold 3 weeks ago. I have a 4 month old son?

Exam time!: I'm glad that what you considered a cold has lost its' grip, but you do have something that your immune system is trying to fight. It needs help, so see a Dr. Those glands are working overtime and not finding success. To protect and meet the demands of raising your son, do it ASAP. See a Dr and get well soon. ...Read more

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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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My throat hurts when I swallow and when I talk. Also, when I yawn, my throat feels like it's gonna rip open. Am I sick?

Get it checked: If your throat pain is persistant you should ask yourvparents to take you to your pediatrician to get it checked if you need any antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red bumps and white patches on my throat? My throat hurts when I swallow and it hurst a little pretty much all the time

What does it mean to have red bumps and white patches on my throat? My throat hurts when I swallow and it hurst a little pretty much all the time

Infection: You may have respiratory tract infection. Probably a strep throat but it could also be a viral infection, some other bacterial infection, or mononucleosis. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

New?: If this is new, the most likely possibility is viral infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain (or warm tea with honey). Ibuprofen may help too. Sudafed for a couple of days for congestion. Get extra rest/fluids and eat healthy. ...Read more

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My left ear and left side of my throat hurts when I swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

My left ear and left side of my throat hurts when I swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

Need to determine: The cause of these symptoms. If gargling with warm salt water does not relieve the symptoms, you should see a doctor to exclude an infection that may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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