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What Are The Causes Of A Sore Throat Or Difficulty In Swallowing
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. The cilia sweep the secretions back to the throat so your throat can get irritated, causing trouble swallowing. ...Read more
Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms
No: Your symptoms are not due to "sinus drainage." an infection in the nose or back of the nose and sinuses can cause the feeling of "sinus drainage". ...Read more
I always suffer from sore throat and inflammation that cause ear pain and difficulty in swallowing. When I make rps it becomes high as 14.9.
Please answer! What kind of virus causes sore throat, difficulty swallowing and swollen painful ear?
Viruses: There are more than two hundred different viruses that are known to cause the common cold alone. The three most common types are rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, and respiratory syncytial virus. How does that help you? If you are not feeling well consider seeing your physician for an evaluation and to make sure you do not have a strep and\or ear infection. ...Read more
GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more
Can minor GERD cause swelling of throat + difficulty swallowing? Sore throat for 8 month. Any home treatments? Large gas and occasional bloating.
Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in tablets or liquid form-check the children's section) and cool soft fluids and foods. Prolonged or progressive symptoms should be evaluated in a medical facility (primary care provider). ...Read more
I have somedays difficulty in swallowing like if I had a sore throat but I went to the doctors and he told me he don't see anything. It doesn't hurt?
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more
I have no difficulty swallowing but my throat is red. I had a sore throat about a week ago but it's still red. What could this be?
Several...: Several possibilities exist including normal, "sore throat, " infection either viral or bacterial. If you're sure this is not your normal color and your usual sore throat remedies don't work after 1-2 weeks check in with your pcp and make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, it is painful to swallow and to yawn, also having difficulty breathing especially at night. Should I be concerned about this?
YES: Get examined and treated, Get a strep test and a mononucleosis test ...Read more
I have a sore throat on only my left side. I also sometimes have difficulty swallowing to the point it can be difficult to breathe. Any thoughts?
Contact Dr. Or E.R.: A person with throat symptoms of difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing must be seen by a doctor right away. There may be an abscess under the tonsils or behind them at the back of the throat. Sometimes, a person will quickly block off airflow (from sudden enlargement of the abscesses) and suffocate to death. If symptoms are very worrisome, one should call 911 for an ambulance. ...Read more
4 times in 6 months now I have sore throat, swollen tonsil (right), difficulty to swallow. Stops in 3 days no medication, the right tonsil remains swollen.
I would recommend an evaluation by your healthcare provider. If you have a tonsillar infection that keeps coming back it may be time to have your tonsils removed or the symptoms will continue to return. ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Difficulty swallowing, Cough, Pain when swallowing, and Headache. What should I do?
Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more
Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?
Pls help, had sore throat for many weeks with red patches, roughness, itchyness, difficulty swallowing, croaky voice which needs clearing now & again?
Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?
Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and feeling a bit sick. I have a bit of mucous but no cough. It started about 4 days ago. Any idea what's going on?
Strep or not: Strep throat, which doctors recommend antibiotic treatment for, commonly causes fevers, enlarged tonsils with pus, enlarged neck glands, and the absence of cough/runny nose. Viral infections tend to present with runny nose and muscle pains. But nothing in medicine is an absolute. Even if there is just a 5% chance of this being Strep, treatment can save you a lifetime of medical complications. ...Read more
I have swollen and chapped lips, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and what seems like inflamed taste buds. What is this?
I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing sometimes, can you help?
See your MD or ENT.: See your md or ent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?
I had sore throat, stinging-like pain in ear, and difficulty swallowing food for couple of months now. Could these be symptoms of a serious illness?
Yes: Yes. These symptoms present for a couple of months are troublesome. See an ENT doc for exam ASAP. ...Read more
VERY sore throat. Difficulty swallowing. I've just gotten over a chest infection but I can't swallow without hurting and my throat is getting worse.
Yesterday had sore throat. Today, tightness in chest & throat, difficulty & pain when swallowing & breathing, & cough w/ no mucous. Getting worse. = (
I am experiencing difficulty swallowing, numbness or tingling (time frame: sudden) (side: both), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, sore throat and. ..
Dysphagia: Swallowing problems are very difficult and quite complicated. You need to submit a more specific question or You could also set up a consultation with me and I will be happy to assist you. ...Read more
Hav history of post nasal drip, now havin somewhat swollen throat, difficulty, pain on swallowing. Notice cobblestoning. Is this sore throat or the pnd?
Likely viral: It is not common to have pain/swelling with PND, and may be a new viral infection. If not resolve in a few days I would go for a quick appt to get this checked out. ...Read more
Swollen tonsil on one side for about 9 months. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. Enlarged glands in neck. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Clinical Evaluation: Any swollen tonsil that lasts longer than 4 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I have sore throat, & feel difficulty in swallowing along with low grade fever at night. I can feel a small lump in my armpit as well. What it can be?
Enlarged lymph node: I would suggest seeing your healthcare provider. You should be tested for strep. The lump in your armpit also needs to be evaluated, it may be an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more
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