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Throat Tenderness Symptoms
I hav these white tonsil stone things in my throat and I have no idea what they are. My throat is a bit tender with some discomfort. Only symptoms.
White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis. No fever.
My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?
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. ...Read more
Hi , my throat has been extremely sore for the past few days . My neck has also been hurting quite a bit . I haven't experienced any other symptoms .
Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely sore throats can be caused by structural problems. If a sore throat lasts longer than a month see ENT for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Viral?: If you have just started getting the sore throat, drink lots of fluids and take an ibuprofen. Rest, chill out, be quiet. Some people find salt water gargle to be helpful. See your doctor of symptoms don't improve within a few hours, or you develop a high fever or significant trouble swallowing. ...Read more
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