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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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What could cause neck/throat pain?

What could cause neck/throat pain?

Many things: What part of the neck? Viral infection or bacterial infection like strep. Infected lymph nodes, trauma , crick in the neck, foreign body that is stuck. If it is really uncomfortable be seen to have the best answer. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for throat pain?

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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What are some ways to reduce throat pain?

What are some ways to reduce throat pain?

Sore throat: 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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What is the best way to heal throat pain?

What is the best way to heal throat pain?

Depends on cause: Short term, a pain reliever can be beneficial to ease your throat pain. To resolve it, one needs to find the cause of the throat pain. ...Read more

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Why iam having throat pain all the time?

Why iam having throat pain all  the time?

See a doctor: You should not be having throat pain. Cannot diagnose this over the internet. You need to be seen, provide a history and be examined and perhaps undergo some testing. ...Read more

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Is tantum is best gargle for throat pain?

No Endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here on health tap do not endorse any product. Medicine would be neutral on your question. The best approach to these readily available products is that you use a product that works and is affordable. ...Read more

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I have throat pain i want it to leave, how?

See a Doctor: Most common you may have a bacterial or a viral infection. Try to get some rest plenty of fluids. If you have cough and congestion take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) dmv, if not getting better in few days you better see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the home remedies for throat pain?

Home remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly >>. ...Read more

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How do I determine the cause of throat pain?

How do I determine the cause of throat pain?

See your doctor: Most efficient way to find cause of throat pain is to be evaluated by your doctor. A full history and examination in addition to tests as deemed necessary should be helpful. ...Read more

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I want to know home remedies for throat pain?

I want to know home remedies for throat pain?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. ...Read more

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