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Swollen Throat And Difficulty Breathing
Need to be evaluated: There can be a number of things that cause a sore throat. Swelling of the throat with difficulty swallowing could progress to a very serious problem if not treated. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and have the appropriate treatment initiated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat: Throat swelling and soreness can be due to an a virus (cold) or bacterial (strep) infection, post nasal drip from nose congestion, heartburn, smoking, air pollution, or even yelling. It is much less common for an enlarged thyroid to cause a swollen throat but if you have a thyroid problem, you should have your doctor exam you. Fortunately most sore throats are minor and go away by themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bronchitis vs pneumo: You could have bronchitis or pneumonia. If you are having lots of thick mucous this may affect gas exchange and cause shortness of breath. You can try over the counter mucolytic drugs (ie guaifenisin) but if your symptoms continue you will have to see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Swollen glands, cant swallow anything without chest and throat hurting badly.Do have mucas and it gets caught in throat to where I cant breathe. help!
You probably have a: Probaly a Virus infection(common cold). This happenes to most folks once a twice a year. learn to treat it with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and a decongestant which you can buy over the counter. These symptoms start settling down after 3-4 days and go away in a week to 10 days. if they dio not, go see your doctor for a check ...you may need antibiotics for serious infections(bacterial infection can develop ...Read more
Pharyngitis: There are lots of causes of sore throat, from post nasal drip, to viral infections (even as bad as mono), to strep throat. Stay hydrated. If you don't have a fever, sit tight. Antihistamines can help post nasal drip, but they can also be drying, so be careful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are always helpful. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Feel sore throat behind the uvula. What can cause this? Feels burning sensation. Hard to swallow too
Got sore throat like swallowing glass, temp&aching joints. Need to cough but can't, too painful so find it hard to breathe. Any suggestions?
Need throat culture: No way to answer what ails you. ...Read more
Remedies: 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. Pour boiling water over >. ...Read more
Unending cough, swollen throat & lymph nodes, painful to swallow and breathe, coughing up mucous, clear nose. I just want relief so i can sleep =(
Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.
Potentially: Lymph nodes in the neck can make it hard to swallow or breath if severely enlarged. The tonsils are lymphatic tissue in the throat that are a cause of sleep apnea. The are also lymph nodes around the trachea than can caress the airways within the chest causing shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Throat hurts, hurts to swallow, scratchy, light blood with phlegm, whole jaw hurts, biting hard helps, feverish. No cough/cold. In overnight. Serious?
Infection: The symptoms all sound like an infection in your throat. Especially because of the fever. When our bodies have a fever, we are trying to kill germs by cooking them to death to eliminate the cause of the infection. This could be bacterial, or viral, and the only way to determine which is with a culture taken directly from throat, or saliva. See a dr. Soon or it may spread or worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat hurts to touch ears hurt hurts to swallow food gets stuck in throat it hurts to talk and yawn. Very painful. Keeps me up at night. Go 2 er?
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