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Trachea Pain When Swallowing
Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying
Not typically: Have an ENT check you ear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be seen: It sounds like an esophageal stricture. You need to be seen, by your physician or a gastroenterologist to be diagnosed. ...Read more
Odynophagia: Odynophagia.Get a more detailed answer ›
T ; A Discomfort: If you have swollen tonsils and/or adenoids, your physician is most able to diagnose you and render the necessary treatment. Often, inflamed t;a's accompany an infection that should be treated, sometimes with antibiotics if it is of bacterial origin. Today, avoid acidic food and drinks, and stick to water and painkillers (aspirin if you can take it) and a bland diet. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis can be caused by viral or bacterial infections.Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics. The number of adults with chronic tonsillitis is on the rise because adults never had tonsils removed as children. Treatment is sometimes surgery even in adults. Adult patients who had disabling sore throat more than 3 times per year may require tonsillectomy. If recurrent, see physician. ...Read more
Possibilities.....: If there is no fever, it is likely a viral syndrome which will resolve on its own. Treatment would involve symptom control like plenty of fluids, throat lozenges, etc. If your symptoms persist beyond 7 days or if a fever occurs, see your doctor to r/o a bacterial infection which would require antibiotics. ...Read more
A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible?
Swallow difficulty: May be GERD w/ or without h pylori, , or infeciton in esophagus like candida or stricture can be evaluated with EGD where they look down esophagus w/ scope. May also be achalasia -spasm/ irregular perastalsis (the movement that pushes food along) rarely stroke, mass lesion. Get CT chest, thyroid ultrasound F/u/ w/ doc and gastroenterologist ...Read more
I'm having a chest pain when swallowing something or breathing. What should I do? Is it dysphobia?
Chest pain: Generally these are separate systems. You should see your doc and be evaluated. ...Read more
Ulcers: Sometimes acid reflux can cause irritation of the throat that can be very uncomfortable. Essentially, you are bathing the soft tissues of that area in acid, and exacerbating those symptoms if you are eating acidic foods or drinking liquids (ie. Coffee, soda pop, chocolate drinks) that are loaded with caffeine that stimulate acid production. Keep to water and a bland diet until you see your md. ...Read more
Ate something: How big was the item you swallowed? ...Read more
I have been blowing my nose for the whole day and I have some pain when swallowing. What can I do to ease the pain?
Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen): It sounds like you have a cold. With strep throat you wouldn't have a stuffy, runny nose. Drink lots of fluids, take tylenol (acetaminophen) and or motrin. Consider afrin nasal spray for 3 to 5 days (not longer). Consider sudafed in the mornings and Benadryl at night, and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
My Boyfriend is experiencing pain when swallowing and shortness of breath (worsened by: lying down) (severity: moderate) (better by: sitting uprig...
Dr. Needs to check: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure he is not having more shortness of breath than his sports peers have). Possible causes for SOB include tonsillar abscess, airway swelling, heart attack or arrhythmia, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, chestwall tightness, etc... ...Read more
I recently had an injury to my left rib cage. In the last few days I've now developed pain when swallowing. It feels as if I can't get food or drink d?
My right tonsil is looks like it is much smaller than usual. I experience pain when swallowing that increase as I turn my head to the left. What should I do?
You should go to: See a health care provider and get checked out. There are some serious conditions that could cause this symptom and delaying treatment can lead to disaster. ...Read more
Tonsil completely covered in white pus, strep test negative. What could this be? Mild pain when swallowing for a week
I have swollen two nodes at the side of my neck. Signs of pain when touch, fever and chills. No pain when swallowing. It's already 4 days.
Past week I've had increasing pain when swallowing and eating just about my right breast area, had before but not for this long. What could it be?
See doctor: Depending on exactly where it's located, will determine what the exact diagnosis is. It's best to contact your doctor, so that you can have a physical exam that includes an abdominal exam. So, share with your doctor when it occurs most frequently, what makes it better or worse, eating or not eating? These will be clues that will help your doctor determine what it is, and what's best for you to do to relieve it. ...Read more
Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around there and think it is new or a problem. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more
Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, I would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, I would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
The hollow on the left side of my neck underneath my jawline is tender but not swollen and I feel little pain when swallowing.
When eating a long wide carrot shaving got stuck on route. I can breathe ok. Now chest pain when swallowing water on right side. Should I just wait?
Caution advised: Hopefully, it's a simple mild scrape of the esophagus. However, one should not take the risk of waiting. It would be advisable to see a gastroenterologist or an otolaryngologist who could visualize the area with an endoscope. ...Read more
My 9yo daughter woke up with 38.5 temp, weakness, coughing and pain when swallowing. Should I take her to the Dr now? Bty she is up to date with vaccines.
Lyphm node on neck really swollen and tonsil on that side white and swollen. Negative for strep. Only mild pain when swallowing on that side. Worried?
Viral: A lymph node is simply a reaction to an infection. You most likely have a viral throat infection which will resolve on its own. As the infection resolves, the lymph node will go away. ...Read more
Had this weeks ago but lower in neck. Lasted a week. Sudden pain when swallowing, feels muscular, near thyroid area in front of neck. No other symptoms. Hurts more at night. It comes and goes. Ideas?
You need to be evaluated.: Any sudden change in swallowing should be evaluated. Have you had any changes in your medications or potentially swallowed any bones? ...Read more
Wait for healing or.: Take pain meds and if it does not improve within a week go back to the dentist who removed the wisdom teeth. ...Read more
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