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What can cause throat swelling on the inside?

What can cause throat swelling on the inside?

Many factors: Many factors can cause swelling of the throat, mainly ingestional agents, such as foods, medications, vitamins, supplements. There are also disease processes that can trigger the swelling. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing? How do I treat chronic sinusitis?

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing? How do I treat chronic sinusitis?

? Reflux: If you have a clear nose and no sinus pain, gastroesophageal reflux could be the cause. Treated reflux can clear symptoms. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Yes it can: Patients with chronic sinusitis will frequently report symptoms such as these. These patients typically also have nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal drainage. Other conditions such as laryngeal reflux can cause very similar symptoms, so it is probably a good idea to be seen by your primary MD or an ENT to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling in someone?

What can cause quick, random throat swelling in someone?

Random swelling caus: Random throat swelling is not a normal occurrence, even if it is quick. You need to see your doctor to make sure you are not reacting to foods, inhalants or other thing in your environment. Stress in patient with c1 esterase deficiency (hereditary angioedema) can trigger sweling. Medications are also a possible cause. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for UTI and throat swelling?

What is the treatment for UTI and throat swelling?

Unrelated: There is no relation between the 2. Uti is treated with antibiotics. I am not sure what you mean by throat swelling. ...Read more

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I keep getting added symptoms. Started with throat swelling weakness fatigue. Now feeling tingling in toes and fringers and in legs. I have a history of guillian barre. I have had very small relapses since more muscle aches weakness than anythijg. Is it p

I keep getting added symptoms. Started with throat swelling weakness fatigue. Now feeling tingling in toes and fringers and in legs. I have a history of guillian barre. I have had very small relapses since more muscle aches weakness than anythijg. Is it p

Relapse: Guillain barre can relapse but other conditions are more likely to do so. Sounds like you are having a relapse of something. You need another exam, probably and emg/nerve conduction study, blood tests and possibly a spinal tap. ...Read more

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What can cause random throat swelling?

What can cause random throat swelling?

Vague question: Many causes of throat swelling:
allergic rections to foods i.e., seafood, peanuts
allergy to inhallents, i.e., smoke, pollen, cat dander
allergy to medications (any medication) common -antibiotics, ace inhibitors, Aspirin (other non steroidal antiinflammatories
trauma, infections, i.e.Strep throat
genetic disorders (hereditary angioedema), cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome). ...Read more

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What to do about throat swelling?

What to do about throat swelling?

See doctor: The need for you to be seen soon or immediately depends upon a few things. Are you having trouble breathing, is it only on one side, does it hurt, how long has it been like this, is it worsening. If it is the outside of your throat/both sides, could be swollen glands, and because of viral infection. If you are having trouble breathing, go to E.R. Now. All else see dr soon. ...Read more

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What can cause random throat swelling?

Vague question: Many causes of throat swelling:
allergic rections to foods i.e., seafood, peanuts
allergy to inhallents, i.e., smoke, pollen, cat dander
allergy to medications (any medication) common -antibiotics, ace inhibitors, Aspirin (other non steroidal antiinflammatories
trauma, infections, i.e.Strep throat
genetic disorders (hereditary angioedema), cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome). ...Read more

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How can I reduce throat swelling at hoe?

You mean: Acute throat swelling sensation may be related to infection, reflux, or allergy. Stay hydrated- plenty of water. Salt water gargles, using a humidifier, and otc pain meds should help. Avoid alcohol, spicy, and citrus foods/ drinks. Consider otc antihistamine e g benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and reflux meds e g prilosec. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve in a few days or if you have breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Is sudden throat swelling part of my cold?

Shouldn't be: Sudden throat swelling is not a usual part of a cold. Go in to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause throat swelling on the inside?

Many factors: Many factors can cause swelling of the throat, mainly ingestional agents, such as foods, medications, vitamins, supplements. There are also disease processes that can trigger the swelling. ...Read more

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Why is my throat swelling up? What are main causes?

Throat Swelling: Most common cause of feeling of swelling in throat is gastro esophageal reflux, less common causes are allrgy, viral infection, infectious mononucleosis, and streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling in someone?

Random swelling caus: Random throat swelling is not a normal occurrence, even if it is quick. You need to see your doctor to make sure you are not reacting to foods, inhalants or other thing in your environment. Stress in patient with c1 esterase deficiency (hereditary angioedema) can trigger sweling. Medications are also a possible cause. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Throat swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Throat swelling?

Throat swelling: The condition in which the mucus membrane or tissues beneath this swell anywhere along the throat. The throat starts behind the nose in the nasopharynx, goes down to the oropharynx behind the oral cavity, and finally ends in the hypopharynx, which is where the larynx or voice box is located. ...Read more

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Over singing causing throat swelling? What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Yes, rest voice: Typically you get hoarse from overstressing your vocal cords, long before you get pain/swelling. You may have pushed them so far so fast that you are having pain from that area. If you develop any trouble breathing or the soreness/swelling advances -- go to E.R.If you see external swelling -- go to E.R. You should rest your voice, talk less. Some Ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and pain. ...Read more

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How can I reduce throat swelling from strep?

How can I reduce throat swelling from strep?

Anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can be helpful both for swelling and fever. Just be sure to take this with food particularly when on antibiotics to avoid stomach upset or acid reflux issues. ...Read more

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Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Unlikely: Warm coffee may be soothing for throat irritation, but coffee and/or caffeine will NOT treat swelling. Consultation with a physician where the cause of swelling is identified can lead to a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause throat swelling?

Yes and No: Anxiety doesn't usually cause the throat tissue to actually swell, but by neurologic pathways the throat muscles can tense up. This causes the feeling that the throat is constricting or tightening. ...Read more

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How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

How can I reduce throat swelling if anaphylaxis?

EPinephrine: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction that can present with hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems and possible death. The treatment for anaphylaxis is using epinephrine. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling part of my allergy or something else?

Is sudden throat swelling part of my allergy or something else?

Possibly: Throat swelling can be the result of an allergic reaction or the manifestation of some other disorders like hae, tumors or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Sensation of throat swelling making it hard to breathe. What can I do?

Sensation of throat swelling making it hard to breathe. What can I do?

Throat swelling: This is a medical emergency, you need to be seen as soon as possible. If the condition comes and goes you may have angioedema of the throat and this can result from multiple causes, please don't treat this lightly, an online forum is not a place for this, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What would cause throat swelling and difficulty breathing? Does this occur often?

What would cause throat swelling and difficulty breathing? Does this occur often?

Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions of varying degrees can cause this. Allergies can be environmental, dietary, or medication related. Allergic reactions can occur from things you have been exposed to for a long time, never reacted, and now suddenly you are. This type of reaction warrants a visit to emergency department. Severe onset warrants a call to 911. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling? Would it be an emergency allergy reaction?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling taking tramadol?

Tramadol allergy: Stop taking the medication. It sounds like you are allergic. Sometimes allergy will escalate and get worse the next time! Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling. Should I carry an epi pen?

I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling. Should I carry an epi pen?

Hard to know: You really need to have an ENT evaluation of your throat swelling. Allergy is a possibility but acid reflux is a possibility as well. There are many factors involved and difficult to evaluate based on your question alone. ...Read more

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Throat swelling after eating chocolate, why is this?

Throat swelling after eating chocolate, why is this?

If this is a pattern: Then you might have an allergy to chocolate or one of the ingredients in the chocolate food you are eating. Would recommend holding off on eating chocolate and encourage you to consider an evaluation by an allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for UTI and throat swelling?

Unrelated: There is no relation between the 2. Uti is treated with antibiotics. I am not sure what you mean by throat swelling. ...Read more

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I have chronic hives, what are the chances of my throat swelling, is it common?

I have chronic hives, what are the chances of my throat swelling, is it common?

Possibly: Anaphylaxis can occur and best is to see a good allergist/dermatologist regarding the chronic hives. You may also be tested for possible food sensitivities as our gut is closely linked to our immune system. Your allergist may also prescribe an Epipen (epinephrine) to you depending on the severity of your allgeries. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does Laryngopharyngeal reflux or silent reflux cause the feeling of throat swelling and discomfort..

Acidic irritation: Is what causes the symptoms, usually treatment includes use of antacids, in addition to other measures decided by your treating physician ...Read more

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Hello, if I have some throat swelling and it is hard for me to breath after 24 hours of having consumed weed what must I do? Rest and hydration sufice?

Hello, if I have some throat swelling and it is hard for me to breath after 24 hours of having consumed weed what must I do? Rest and hydration sufice?

Go to ER: If you have throat swelling lasting more than 24 hours, you need to get this taken care of immediately since one does not know whether this may progress further. If this has been a recurrent problem then you will need to consider a condition called hereditary angioedema which can be life-threatening. Throat swelling caused by allergies usually subsides in less than 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Rashes on the arms and throat swelling? Signs of allergic reactions?

Rashes on the arms and throat swelling? Signs of allergic reactions?

Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more

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Is sudden throat swelling an allergic reaction or a bad infection?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do symptoms like an abscess on my tongue and throat swelling mean?

Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be treated. Have an oral surgeon evaluate. ...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