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Why does my throat hurts when I drink orange or grapefruit juice?

Why does my throat hurts when I drink orange or grapefruit juice?

Citrus = acid: Orange and grapefruit juice contain lots of acids including vitamin c. So, if there are any ulcers or open sores in the mouth or throat, you can get a bad feeling. Tomatoes may do the same thing. Try avoiding these foods for a little while then, if the pain doesn't go away, see an ENT who can look inside your throat and get you some treatment. ...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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I have a sore throat for four days now I don't feel sick it feels like I may have a scratch in there. I been drinking hot tea, orange juice.

I have a sore throat for four days now I don't feel sick it feels like I may have a scratch in there. I been drinking hot tea, orange juice.

Nothing Strong: Tea is ok, however orange juice is too irritating on the tissue. Use something that is more gengle to the tissue. Also you can do the usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more

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Is it true that orange juice and lemon juice are good for cold and sore throat? If yes, don't sour drinks cause irritation to the throat?

Is it true that orange juice and lemon juice are good for cold and sore throat? If yes, don't sour drinks cause irritation to the throat?

Food Myths: The only benefit is the cooling these drinks may offer the inflamed throat. There would be no other specific health benefits for a cold or sore throat. ...Read more

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Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

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). Strep throat bacteria can cause stuffy nose symptoms sometimes, too. ...Read more

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If you drink straight real lemon juice when you have a sore throat, will it help?

If you drink straight real lemon juice when you have a sore throat, will it help?

That's a bit: Aggressive. Adding honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea is often used for a sore throat. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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Should you drink orange juice with mono my throat isn't to sore?

Should you drink orange juice with mono my throat isn't to sore?

Go ahead: Orange juice should be fine with mono. Sometimes acidic drink might irritate your throat when you're sick, especially if the illness makes your throat scratchy, and stripped away the natural mucus of the throat lining. If it hurts, stop. Hydration in general is important in mono. Avoid any contact sports for a while, your spleen may be enlarged. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

Hi my throat hurts when I swallow food not so much with drinking?

See your doctor: Seek medical attention. Do not ignore this symptom. Trivial and non trivial diseases can cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Having sore throat, but when I eat or drink something it hurts to go down. Feel like I have something stuck down there.

Having sore throat, but when I eat or drink something it hurts to go down. Feel like I have something stuck down there.

Get evaluated: Pls see your dr as there are anumber of things that can do this, infection, foreign body to name a few. An ENT specialist can be consulted if needed by your primary care to do scope. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and everytime I eat and drink it hurts and I have been having headaches for a past week tomorrow can you tell me what it is?

I have a sore throat and everytime I eat and drink it hurts and I have been having headaches for a past week tomorrow can you tell me what it is?

Need more info: Medicine cannot be practiced effectively without a full history and physical exam. This could be one of many possibilities. Please see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Hello, am 20 yr old female, my throat hurts, I don't smoke at all, nor drink. What's wrong with me? Is it serious I think it's allergies I'm not sure?

Hello, am 20 yr old female, my throat hurts, I don't smoke at all, nor drink. What's wrong with me? Is it serious I think it's allergies I'm not sure?

See doctor: It it has been present for less than a week, just wait a few more days to see if it goes away. If not, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of hot water and my throat hurts. Will it eventually heals?

I drink a lot of hot water and my throat hurts. Will it eventually heals?

It should: Not clear why you have the sore throat. Do you have drainage in the back of your throat from allergies? Do you have gastric acid reflux? These are common treatable causes of a persisting sore throat. Do get checked if you're not getting better. Hope they helps. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow, and always feel like I need a drink to soothe it?

My throat hurts when I swallow, and always feel like I need a drink to soothe it?

Few possibilities: The two most common causes of your symptoms can be a sore throat or possible inflamed tonsils. There are others, and it might be worth seeing your doctor if symptoms do not resolve within a week. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and it's red had a fever yesterday. Hard to drink anything what can I take?

My throat hurts and it's red had a fever yesterday. Hard to drink anything what can I take?

Sorethroat: 1) Gargle with warm water and salt
2) try lozenges
3) depending on pain and fever, go to MD and get checked for Strep ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat and I'm coughing up the mucus but it hurts, is there anything I can drink or eat?

What to do if I have a sore throat and I'm coughing up the mucus but it hurts, is there anything I can drink or eat?

Also virus: I agree with everything the previous doctor suggested but when he says"and be treated with an antibiotic" is not appropriate because the culture may not demonstrate a pathogen and the cause of the problem may be a virus. However, by all means get the culture because that will establish a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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After fried food throat hurts feels like closing but I can still drink and breathe is this gerd? It's an awful feeling

After fried food throat hurts feels like closing but I can still drink and breathe is this gerd? It's an awful feeling

Acid reflux: One potential cause is acid reflux which may be due to gerd but you should be seen by a GI doctor and have this checked. You may have helicobacter infection. The other consideration is that you are allergic to something in the food you are eating and that could be a life-threatening situation if not discovered soon. You really should see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My voice has been going on and out for the past week. The back of my throat hurts a little bit bit I can still shallow food and drink. No fever. Atm?

My voice has been going on and out for the past week. The back of my throat hurts a little bit bit I can still shallow food and drink. No fever. Atm?

Voice: It may be a virus causing an infection of your larynx. It is less likely reflux. If it has been present for longer than 10 days, particularly if you are a smoker, you should be checked and potentially have your larynx looked at with a scope. All the best. ...Read more

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I was drinking water at a weird angle, then suddenly my throat hurts. It only lasted a few seconds though?

I was drinking water at a weird angle, then suddenly my throat hurts. It only lasted a few seconds though?

You are fine: Most likely some of the water has gone to the wrong pipe but you should be fine. Be safe. ...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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Throat hurts a little on one side when swallowing without food or drink. Does not hurt to swallow food or drink. Former smoker. Have allergies. Help.

Pain on swallowing: If you have allergies it maybe. Drainage which can make your throat sore when you swallow with or without food. It can also feel swollen when you swallow. If you have smoked in the past you should get checked if tsymptoms last more than 2 weeks. Cancer pain will usually be persistent and grow worse with time. I tell my pts if they have a symptom that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks to come see me ...Read more

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I've had throat pain/swelling for weeks &no matter what I drink my throat stays dry. I can't yawn bc it hurts my ears, just recently started coughing??

I've had throat pain/swelling for weeks &no matter what I drink my throat stays dry. I can't yawn bc it hurts my ears, just recently started coughing??

See an ENT: Not normal to have pain, swelling in the throat. Pain upon yawning suggests pathogen associated with either ears or TM joints. Coughing could be due to local irritant or a lung infection. Get checked ...Read more

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How come every time I eat soup my throat hurts/burns till I drink something? It happens with every type of soup!

How come every time I eat soup my throat hurts/burns till I drink something? It happens with every type of soup!

Esophagitis?: If Acidic or Hot liquid is irritant to your throat, then try H2 Blocker like Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) twice daily or Omeprazole OTC for 2 weeks. Some times there is Esophageal spasm can also cause Dysmotility and pain in swallowing.
Acid reflux can be a possibility but at your age it is less likely. If not better after2 weeks of H2 blocker, talk to your doctor ...Read more

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My throat hurts a lot. Not like im sickbut it feels almost like the feeling you get if you drink something cold really fast. Scary could it be

My throat hurts a lot. Not like im sickbut it feels almost like the feeling you get if you drink something cold really fast. Scary could it be

Sore throat: If this is a recent symptom such as a day or two, a low grade viral infection is most likely. A head cold may follow. Other possibilities include excessive dryness from air conditioning or something that irritated the throat. If this is a chronic throat discomfort an examination by an otolaryngologist is advisable. In the meantime try gargling with warm salt water and suck on soothing lozenges. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

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