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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

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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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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 Pain (Definition)

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