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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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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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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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Throat hurts when i swallow. Feels swollen. But doesnt 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 doesnt 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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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Sore Throat (Definition)

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