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What if the punching bag in your throat is swollen?

What if the punching bag in your throat is swollen?

Uvulitis: This is either from trauma or infection. It usually occurs in the context of pharyngitis, rarely is it the sole affected region. If it does not pass, as would a typical viral infection, then have it looked at. ...Read more

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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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Is it bad to smoke weed when your throat is swollen?

Is it bad to smoke weed when your throat is swollen?

Local Irritant: Smoking may add to the problems already present with the swelling of the throat you are experiencing. I would recommend not smoking anything until the throat swelling resolves. ...Read more

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One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth I would see an ent or the er. L, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more

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I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam and lab studies could be done and threat to airway can be assessed. Pharyngitis (strep throat) is common, but tonsillar absess, angioedema, epiglottitis and other are conditions that need to be ruled out and need urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Last night I ate a handfull of salsa for a bet and my throat is swollen, how can I help my throat?

Last night I ate a handfull of salsa for a bet and my throat is swollen, how can I help my throat?

Airway: I've survived misadventures like this as well. Glad you re okay. Should you feel your throat closing tight, be ready to call an ambulance. Thankfully, this will probably not happen. Did you try holding an ice cute in the back of your mouth? ...Read more

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How will I know if my throat is swollen (hashimotos)?

How will I know if my throat is swollen (hashimotos)?

Throat area: Usually you would find a mass in front of the throat but you need a doctor to help determine whether it is from hashimoto or something else such as thyroid cancer. This is not a do-it-yourself project. ...Read more

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That thing hanging in my throat is swollen and my throat hurts?

That thing hanging in my throat is swollen and my throat hurts?

See physician: Would recommend you see your doctor so he/she might be able to take a look. Could be a number of things that need to be checked out. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and red but is not sore?

Allergy.: May be allergy. If it persists, or you develop other symptoms, see your doctor. Tell him if any particular things make it worse. ...Read more

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Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Throat is swollen but only hurts in the morning or at night from the drainage. What could be causing it to be so swollen?

Throat is swollen but only hurts in the morning or at night from the drainage. What could be causing it to be so swollen?

Many issues: Many causes: post nasal drip, allergies, acid reflux from your stomach, viral or bacterial infection. Consult your private physician for an examination. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

Potentially bad: If this is truly one sided swelling and pain...

It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today.

If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and hurts when I swallow what is it?

Probably a virus: It is likely a viral infection. See a doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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It feels like my throat is swollen but it does not hurt is it cancer?

It feels like my throat is swollen but it does not hurt is it cancer?

Not Likely: There are many reasons why your throat could feel swollen or sore and cancer is very low on the list of causes. More likely causes like bacterial or viral infections, heartburn, or post-nasal drip are far more common and far more likely. Activities like smoking and chew put you at greater risk for mouth/throat cancer. If you are concerned see primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

Viral infection: Sounds like the beginning of a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). If you're concerned, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was prescribed 80MG of Pantoprazole. 40MG 2x a day. I am in no pain but my throat is swollen from reflux. From what I read 80MG is not safe??

I was prescribed 80MG of Pantoprazole. 40MG 2x a day. I am in no pain but my throat is swollen from reflux. From what I read 80MG is not safe??

For certain problems: 80mg is an appropriate dosage in fact for hypersecretory disease the dose may be as high as 240mg per day. So 80mg should not as a rule be detrimental ...Read more

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In the past 2 months I have had laryngitis 2x and my throat is swollen and very painful. Lymphnodes are rock solid. I.Show no other signs of sickness?

In the past 2 months I have had laryngitis 2x and my throat is swollen and very painful. Lymphnodes are rock solid. I.Show no other signs of sickness?

Look to your diet: This may sound strange to you but laryngitis is due to a virus attack and is a reflection of your immune status. Commonest cause is lousy diet, particularly all the sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and I can't get food down wats wrong? Wat do I do. I can't get to a doctor

My throat is swollen and I can't get food down wats wrong? Wat do I do. I can't get to a doctor

Throat Swollen: If you can't get food down, you must see a health provider. Try taking Acetaminophen / Ibuprofen for pain, and gargling with warm salt water (1/4 tsp / 16 ounces), until you can see a health provider. Most of the time, this is due to a viral infection, and symptoms will start to improve in 5 - 7 days. If your voice changes or you notice any difficulty breathing, you must see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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