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What Does It Mean If Your Throat Is Swollen
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The pulp thing that hangs down in the middle of your throat is swollen & it's on my tongue preventing me from swallowing efficie ntly. Is there something I can take at home without having to go to the doctor?
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
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
? Pharyngitis: Please see your doctor or ENT specialist, needs evaluation, good luck ...Read more
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
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
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
Throat is swollen but only hurts in the morning or at night from the drainage. What could be causing it to be so swollen?
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
Probably a virus: It is likely a viral infection. See a doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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