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When I Swallow My Neck Hurts
Dr. Can check throat: 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 throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help decrease pain.See 2 more doctor answers
Sore throat: Pain on swallowing can be due to a throat infection by a virus or strep. It also occur with inflammation of the thyroid gland or other neck structures. If painful swallowing persists without other signs of a viral infection, see your physician for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered and perhaps a referral to an otolaryngologist will be made if indicated.
My throat (neck area, not back of mouth) hurts really bad when I swallow and turn my neck. It hurts with pressure to my adam's apple too. What is it?
It: It sounds as though you could be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The most common symptoms of gerd are: - heartburn - sore throat - "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing - acidic or sour taste in your mouth (some people describe a rotten egg-type taste) - dry cough - hoarseness - regurgitation (wet burps) you can try over the counter antacid medications such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many other antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms if your symptoms continue. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help: - avoid spicy, acidic, or fatty foods - avoid alcohol and caffeine - quit smoking if you smoke - avoid tight clothing - especially tight belts and pants - eat small meals - do not eat for a few hours before going to bed. Good luck!
The left side of my neck hurts when I swallow. It was hurting till earlier and I believe I popped my neck before it started hurting. Help?
Neck pain: This discomfort could be from a muscular strain or the beginning of a throat infection. With an infection the whole throat usually becomes involved and reddend within a day. If a muscle is strained or inflammed, tenderness and discomfort on turning and twisting is present. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen for diagnosis and treatment.
I'm finding it very painful to swallow. This started after a cold. My neck also swells when I wake up and the whole of my neck hurts. What is wrong?
See a doctor ASAP: Am not sure what is going on without seeing and examining you, but neck swelling should never be ignored without a detailed exam and explanation for the cause, since it may be due to very severe processes and may portend impairment of your trachea and therefore breathing. See somebody soon and good luck. Hope this turns out to be little or nothing serious.
Inflamation: You likely have inflammation around your upper throat. If there is redness and swelling or if you are having fevers and chills it may be a sign of an infection and you should seek medical attention quickly. An infection in the neck can be very serious. If it is chronic you should also have your doctor look into your throat and evaluate for other causes.
My son 42 yrs old is having soreness with neck. Hurts when he moves it. Also is having trouble when swallowing?
Multiple posibilites: Given the numerous structures in the neck, your son's age and the lack of any medical/surgical history there could be multiple causes for the pain. I would strongly recommend he be evaluated by your primary physician for advice.
I was strangled by my bf pretty bad a week ago. I didn't seek medical attention it's hurts to swallow an the left side of my neck hurts a lot?
You need medical: Attention. You also need to stay away from the man you call your boyfriend. The next time he may succeed in killing you. Please contact the police. This is a crime.See 2 more doctor answers
While wrestling, I was in a strong rear naked choke and I heard my neck snap! Instantly it hurt to swallow and my speech is impaired, do I just wait?
NO! Poss. FX: Do not move! Have someone call ems right away to get you to the er!See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have TMJ and its caused my neck to swell up n it hurts when I swallow I read this and wanted to know can a person massage my TMJ swellness?
TMJ pain: Although its possible for temporomandibular joint disorders to refer pain to the the throat or surrounding structures, swelling makes it sounds like you may have something else going on. I would see your primary care physician or ask for a referral to an ENT specialist. To answer your question, massage can be beneficial for helping alleviate tension in the TMJ but will not cure the cause.See 3 more doctor answers
Med evaluation: You need medical evaluation to rule out problems like strep throat or momonucleosis.
My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?
See a doc today: Your description is particularly concerning because of the pain on swallowing. Along with the neck stiffness and pain when trying to lay down, the situation is concerning for infections that can be serious such as a blood clot, retropharyngeal abscess, or a meningitis. Therefore, see a doctor soon as possible to get diagnosed and treated appropriately.
I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?
Pain in throat ~: Hello ~ go and see your DOC asap because it sounds as if your thyroid is swollen and so it may be a thyroid mass/lump or you may have thyroiditis. See a doc please thanks
About 25 days ahobi was bit by cat. Didn't have tetanus shot until about 3 wls later. Plus a round of doxucycline. But now my neck hurts and have some trouble swallowing. Do u think I may have tetanus?
A possibility...: As you are still in the time frame where tetanus may show up clinically, it is a good idea to get this checked out by your doctor. If suspicion is high, they may want you to receive not only the tetanus booster, but also the tetanus immune globulin. The other primary consideration would be cat scratch disease, in which case Doxycycline would have eliminated it.
I seem to have a swollen lymph node (s) in my neck. If I turn my head it aches. If I swallow it hurts a little. Should I see my doctor?
Not GERD: You may have a foreign body or an infection. You should see your GP as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
The glands in my neck are swollen and hurt when I touch them and when I swallow. What should I do?
See your doctor: There are a number of possible causes for the swollen and painful lymph nodes. The difficulty when swallowing can be related to pain, or in more severe cases, related to obstruction of the orophyarynx which could progress to problems with your airway. You need to seek immediate medical attention to have the problem diagnosed and treated.See 1 more doctor answer
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