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Breathing problem throat infection?

Breathing problem throat infection?

Nonspecific : If you have a sore throat plus shortness of breath, it could be any number of infections. If you can't breath go to your er, but don't drive yourself. If you really can't breath call 911. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more

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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Ongoing throat clearing/irritation + "clicking" sound on swallowing, worse nights/mornings. Non-smoker have GERD & allergies. Hope nothing sinister?

Ongoing throat clearing/irritation + "clicking" sound on swallowing, worse nights/mornings. Non-smoker have GERD & allergies. Hope nothing sinister?

Uncontrolled GERD?: It is likely from inadequately controlled GERD . You may need to do a better job with the GERD by taking the right drug (most commonly the PPI class of drugs) and modifying your lifestyle. If problem persists , see ENT. ...Read more

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Severe throat infection that closes up the throat, cannot breathe. What could cause it?

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Severe throat infection that closes up the throat, cannot breathe. What could cause it?

Many things: A severe throat infection like that can be caused by several things, starting with the classic culprit, group a streptococcus. Treatment is with antibiotics, but the key now is to make sure the airway is clear so you can breathe; i would recommend going to the er immediately. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed seriously damage throat or upper airways?

Could smoking weed seriously damage throat or upper airways?

Harmful: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Several causes: A dry cough with a stuffy nose can be secondary to post nasal drip. You may have nasal allergies. You may also have sinus problems. Consult an allergist to identify the issue and help you with your cough. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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What are thissymptoms heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, a fullness in the throat, cough, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions?

What are thissymptoms heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, a fullness in the throat, cough, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions?

Your symptoms: Your symptoms suggest that you should start by seeing your primary care physician for an evaluation. He\she may refer you to a gastroenterologist and ENT specialist. You should also see your dentist for an evaluation. Diagnosis and treatment is best accomplished by a one on one exam with the appropriate professionals and not over the internet. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

Bronchitis Symptoms: Probably bronchitis. Many are viral and will resolve in 7-10 days. If cough becomes productive or fever above 100, i recommend a visit to your doctor to evaluate for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

Throat irritation: This could be many things but two of the more common causes are allergies and reflux. It can also be an infection. You will need a more thorough evaluation by a medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Throat: If its new could be the onset of a cold but if its on one side could have a dental cause such as a cavity or a jaw issue.If so check it out with your dentist ...Read more

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I have heartburn, sore throat, ear pain, hoarseness, keep needing to clear throat. Is this gerd?

Yes GERD Plus: Many persons develop gerd due to postnasal drip. That is your sore throat. Clear nasal symptoms: hum, pulsatile irrigation at a rate to restore nasal cilia. Gerd: elevate head of bed. No food three hours before bedtime. More at www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more

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I have cystitus, allergies inflamation bladder, hernia esaphagus, asthma, stomach inflammation nerve damage, easily get sick could it all connect?

I have cystitus, allergies inflamation bladder, hernia esaphagus, asthma, stomach inflammation nerve damage, easily get sick could it all connect?

In some way, yes: They are all connected in that they are all with you. Also, they share an inflammatory quality and probably have something to do w/ your auto-immune response. This may be helpful since getting a handle on one might improve others, but they are all challenging to health care providers. Work w/ your Drs like a team. Ask about accupuncture possibilities too. Best! ...Read more

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Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear” Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem. It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach. whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...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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