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I have acute unilateral throat pain assosiated with swallowing what it can be ?

I have acute unilateral throat pain assosiated with swallowing what it can be ?

Pharyngitis: You may have pharyngitis which is an infection . Do you have fever? Other symptoms? You should see your doc about this, you may need antibiotics. ...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


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Severe throat pain when sneezing and unilateral throat discomfort when swallowing. Approximately 4 weeks duration. What is this?

Severe throat pain when sneezing and unilateral throat discomfort when swallowing. Approximately 4 weeks duration. What is this?

Strep Throat: Typically, throat pain would not occur when sneezing. However, throat pain with or without swallowing might be due a throat infection; for example, strep tonsillitis, or another form of tonsillitis. Untreated or under treated allergic rhinitis or sinusitis could lead to a tonsillitis and hence sneezing is coincident to the sore throat. An exam with rapid strep test might help sort this out. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for throat pain?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe throat pain?

Throat Pain: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What are common causes of throat pain?

What are common causes of throat pain?

3 most common: 3 most common are old, strep throat, tonsillitis. May require treatment. See MD for exam/treatment. If recurrent, you may need ENT exam/treatment. ...Read more

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What are good ways relieve throat pain?

Throat 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. Rest. ...Read more

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What can be done for random throat pain?

There is no....: ..."random" throat pain. Throats hurt for a reason. There can be an infection. There can be irritation. Something could be dripping from above (the sinuses) or washing up from below (stomach acid). It might not be from the throat, but from the neck (muscular). It might be emotional. But it's not "random." if you are having intermittent throat pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more