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Throat pain and night sweats?

Throat pain and night sweats?

How long?: How long have you had this? If only for a few days, it could be either strep throat, or mononucleosis. If it has been longer, you should definitely see your doctor, especially if you are a smoker. Even strep throat needs to be treated. The internet is not a replacement for a physician actually examining you to determine what you have, and what needs to be done!

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I had my first few drinks last night. Now I have a little throat pain when I swallow. Is this normal? Any way it can go away?

I had my first few drinks last night. Now I have a little throat pain when I swallow. Is this normal? Any way it can go away?

Alcohol: Alcohol can be an irritant, especially if you drink liquor straight. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.

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My wife was having mild throat pain from morningAt night she jad sudden outburst of chills and shivers. What could be reason? Lowered bit with sweater.

My wife was having mild throat pain from morningAt night she jad sudden outburst of chills and shivers. What could be reason? Lowered bit with sweater.

Probably the flu: See your doctor who may prescribe a drug to reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms if this turns out to be the flu. The drug only works when taken within the first 48 hrs after onset of symptoms.

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Suffering with throat pain on the outside. No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

Suffering with throat pain on the outside. No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain.

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Been having a rushing almost spreading feeling at night starts at feet, chills, sweat, body aches, throat pain, goosebumps, on anitboltics for 1 yr?

Been having a rushing almost spreading feeling at night starts at feet, chills, sweat, body aches, throat pain, goosebumps, on anitboltics for 1 yr?

See physician: If you are having shaking chills or if your are sweating so that your bed clothes are wet, you may have an infection or other medical problem that is not affected by the antibiotic that you have been taking. You need to see your physician for a complete evaluation and an explanation of why you have been taking that antibiotic

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There's a bump behind my right ear. It hurts and my throat hurts as well. My head hurt last night but my throat pain and the bump has not went away?

There's a bump behind my right ear. It hurts and my throat hurts as well. My head hurt last night but my throat pain and the bump has not went away?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain.

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My dentist prescribed a night guard recently and now that I wear it, I have had ear stuffiness, jaw, neck, and throat pain. There was no pain before using the guard. What should I do?

My dentist prescribed a night guard recently and now that I wear it, I have had ear stuffiness, jaw, neck, and throat pain. There was no pain before using the guard. What should I do?

Try this: Try to go without wearing the appliance for a couple of nights, if your symptoms remain == contact an otolaryngologist (ear, nose ; throat physician), then it is probably not related to the guard. If they go away, contact your dentist and bring in the guard to have it evaluated.

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Sore throat, posterior neck pain (sudden in onset)& headache x2wks. Last night woke up w/stabbing throat pain- still hurts, but less. No fevers. Ddx?

Sore throat, posterior neck pain (sudden in onset)& headache x2wks. Last night woke up w/stabbing throat pain- still hurts, but less. No fevers. Ddx?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case) recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat).

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My four year old has huge tonsils. She snores/ breathes heavily at night, but has no ear or throat pain. Should I take her to a pediatrician or spec?

My four year old has huge tonsils. She snores/ breathes heavily at night, but has no ear or throat pain. Should I take her to a pediatrician or spec?

Breathing abnormally: I would bring her to see an ENT if she has pauses or hesitations in her breathing. Watch her breath for a few minutes at night. If the snoring is regular, and does not have long pauses you may be ok. However if you judge any breathing irregularity (in the rate of breaths), make a move on your phone and go see the doctor. She may need treatment for sleep apnea. Large tonsil in themselves may be ok.

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I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

Caffeine can do: All the things you mentioned, but so can poor diet. Please see your doc because the symptoms you mention are dangerous. You also need to be evaluated for a possible eating disorder. Peace and good health.

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Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.

Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.

Flu: Are those the choices in your mind? flu or throat cancer (in a 24 year old)? do you have history of anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder? Why would you think "throat cancer"? and how would throat cancer cause joint pain? sounds like the flu. Stay well hydrated, rest, treat symptoms supportively, and stop all alcohol and tobacco use. If not improving in 2-3 days, will need medical attention.

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Severe throat pain?

Pain: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good.

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Causes of extreme throat pain?

Causes of extreme throat pain?

3 most common: Cold, strep throat, tonsillitis most common causes. May required treatment. See MD. If tonsillitis and recurrent, may need ENT evaluation.

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Throat pain that won't go away?

Throat pain that won't go away?

See a doctor: Persistent throat pain is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests.

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What could cause neck/throat pain?

What could cause neck/throat pain?

Many things: What part of the neck? Viral infection or bacterial infection like strep. Infected lymph nodes, trauma, crick in the neck, foreign body that is stuck. If it is really uncomfortable be seen to have the best answer.

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