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Throat Hurts When I Swallow
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
Sore throat, hurts when i swallow. Upper throat and left jaw pain. Bit of fever and headache. Achy tightness in chest, slight coughing. Any ideas?
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
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
See your doctor: Seek medical attention. Do not ignore this symptom. Trivial and non trivial diseases can cause this symptom. ...Read more
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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