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I vomited and subsequently find that swallowing is painful. Am I having a sore throat?

A surprise? When you vomit, much of what comes up your esophagus and into your mouth is acid. There is thus some acid residual coating your esophagus until it is diluted by saliva or returns to your stomach with normal esophageal function (peristalsis). If the acid also contacts the entrance to your airway you may even experience a transient sore throat. Read more...

What can I do to cure naturally and medication wise a sore throat (painful to swallow) and cough?

Sore throat/ cough. 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...

I have had a sore throat for three weeks. It doesn't look irritated, however, it's painful to swallow. Possibilities?

U want to rule out. strep throat.This bacterial infection requires antibiotics to eliminate.Serious health problems can occur if left untreated.Most walk in clinics can rapidly test for this while u wait.Go get checked. Read more...

I've had a severe sore throat for about 4 days. It's so painful that I can barely swallow. Should I go to the dr, or is it likely just viral?

Physician. This may be either viral or bacterial. Copious warm saline gargles will most likely help as will a topical anesthetic for symptomatic pain relief. Persistent or progressive symptoms warrant an evaluation, possibly a culture and possibly antibiotics. Read more...

Have terrible sore throat and very painful to swallow. Strep was neg. Would the drs exam have ruled out epiglottitis?

How old is patient? Epiglottitis is more likely in a young child,especially if not vaccinated.The symptoms are different,though:drooling,difficulty breathing,throat inflammation and fever.If the strep test was a rapid test,an overnight culture should be done to back it up.If that is also negative,it is most likely viral in origin. Other testing to be done is examination for abscess, especially if one side & mono. Read more...

My throat is really painful if I gulp water or other drink. Normal swallowing is fine. It's not a sore throat type pain but it feels intense.

Sore throat . If you have any other signs and symptoms of a cold, then you could have an infection. If not an infection, then the next most like problem is reflux. Try an anti reflux med like over the counter Pepcid ac or zantac (ranitidine). Longer term you can take Prilosec (omeprazole) once or twice a day. Try this first for a week then see a doctor if no improvement good luck. Read more...

I have had a sore throat and extremly painful swallowing for about a month now. I have also started getting earaches with it in the last week.

See an ENT doctor. It is time that you made an appointment with an ENT doctor for an evaluation. There are many possibilities for what you have but until somebody who knows what they're doing takes a look in your throat and down your throat it is pointless to speculate. Read more...
Need to see MD. These can result from multiple problems, you need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Read more...

Hi about two weeks ago I had the worst sore throat, I woke up 3 days later I could not swallow my throat was painful I had to take pain killers?

Many causes. Such a severe throat to the point of being unable or very painful to swallow can be strep, mononucleosis, or "cold sores" in your throat. Since you don't describe any symptoms now, I would expect it was these or another virus. There is little you can do to keep it from happening again, except avoiding those that are ill, always wash your hands after touching your or others' eyes, mouth, nose. Read more...
Acute Pharyngitis. You may have had an acute infection of your throat, possibly involving your tonsil (if you still have them). The infection could have progresed to become severe enough to cause very painful swallowing. If this is happen frequently you should be checked by your primary care doctor for the various causes of sore throats. Read more...