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Why do I have a sore throat that wont go away?

Why do I have a sore throat that wont go away?

Acid Reflux: This could be allergies or sinus drainage. It could also be acid reflux or chronic tonsillitis. Best to be seen by your local ent. ...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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What should I do if I have a canker sore that won't go away?

What should I do if I have a canker sore that won't go away?

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat and it won't go away, any suggestions?

What to do if I have a sore throat and it won't go away, any suggestions?

Check for strep: 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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What to do if I have an itchy throat that wont go away?

What to do if I have an itchy throat that wont go away?

Food allergy: Itching is a common symptom of allergies. Frequently, throat itching is associated with food allergy called oral allergy syndrome from eating fresh fruits or veggies that cross react with pollen. Environmental allergies can lead to itching throat. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find a person relief. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore now! how do I make it go away fast?

I have a cold sore now! how do I make it go away fast?

Your doctor can : Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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I have a cough that doesn't seem to go away feels like I have something in my throat n makes me cough what can I take?

I have a cough that doesn't seem to go away feels like I have something in my throat n makes me cough what can I take?

Two things: It could be posterior nasal drip from sinuses, if continues, have ENT scope it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

I have had a canker sore in my mouth for about 2-3 days now and it will not stop hurting or go away. What can I do to make it go away?

Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are available at nearly all pharmacies. If they are real bad your dentist could prescribe a medication ointment bandage call orobase which may contain a steroid to decrease the imflammation. ...Read more

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I don't smoke but why do I have mucus in my throat? It bothers me and it doest goes away.

I don't smoke but why do I have mucus in my throat? It bothers me and it doest goes away.

? Sinusitis: You don't have to smoke to have your symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation and probably prescription medications including antibiotics, meanwhile use saline nasal washes t o clear your nasal passages and help lessen the mucus in your throat, good luck ...Read more

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I have a canker sore in my throat thats causing my ulva to red,swell,pain when I swallow. What to do to make go away the sore go away and for pain?

Sore in throat: Canker sores are rarely found in the back of the throat. That being said, If it is a canker sore, it will resolve itself in 7-10 days. You should consult a dentist, oral surgeon or ENT specialist to confirm exactly what type of sore you have in your throat. If it has lasted for more than 10 days, or if it has re-occured, have it checked ASAP. ...Read more

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I just started catching a cold.So far I just have a sore throat.It really hurts to swallow I can't eat /drink anything.What can I do for it go away?:(

I just started catching a cold.So far I just have a sore throat.It really hurts to swallow I can't eat /drink anything.What can I do for it go away?:(

Needs to be checked: It is not unusual to have pain in throat when you have cold and most of the time it goes away by itself without any treatment in a week. But since you have sore throat which hurts to swallow, we need to rule out Strep throat infection. ...Read more

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I have a cough that won't go away.

I have a cough that won't go away.

More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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What can I do to make this terrible sore throat go away?

What can I do to make this terrible sore throat go away?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice is very helpfull. ...Read more

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I have a blocked nose that wont go away what should I do?

I have a blocked nose that wont go away what should I do?

Get checked: You need to see an ENT specialist to evaluate this. There could be some type of intranasal lesion, mass , or more commonly something such as nasal polyps. Even more commonly, this could be an allergic problem. I wouldn't be alarmed, but it is in your best interest to have a good exam and check up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad stomach ache that won't go away!?

What to do if I have a really bad stomach ache that won't go away!?

Doctor's visit: Any prolonged stomach ache should be seen by a health care provider. Something ore serious could be causing it. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat. Should i still go away this weekend?

I have a sore throat. Should i still go away this weekend?

It depends: Of course, it depends on what the etiology of your sore throat is - strep versus mycoplasma versus infectious mono versus viral infection. It also depends on whether you have an elevation of temperature or not. Generally speaking, rest, vitamin c and fluids are advisable to facilitate resolution. ...Read more

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I have a cold i had a sore throat does it go away on its own i called my dr she said it will but how can I tell if I have bronchitis?

I have a cold i had a sore throat does it go away on its own i called my dr she said it will but how can I tell if I have bronchitis?

Bronchitis : You will have colored secretions if you need antibiotics with fevers or chills. Just drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest and you should get better good luck and good health.! ...Read more

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Major sore throat that won't go away. What do you suggest?

Major sore throat that won't go away. What do you suggest?

Med eval.: See your physician. He or she can order a throat culture and a rapid antigen test. Once the physician determines cause of your symptoms, a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a bad headache and it just won't go awayany ideas how to make it go away?

What do you recommend if I have a bad headache and it just won't go awayany ideas how to make it go away?

Headache: If the headache has been treated with over the counter meds and still persists you might want to seek a consultation with a neurologist or a head ache specialist for further treatment. ...Read more

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