I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?
Viral vs. Bacterial. The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills). Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc.
Throat infection. You may have an underlying throat infection and should be evaluated by your physician if it persist.
Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, dont see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?
Viral pharyngitis? By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise just tough it out without worry.
See Dr. Need an exam and a swallowing study--either by a speech therapist or by a radiologist, depending on your exam and history. Do not put this off, it can cause many problems and may be reflective of a problem itself.
R/O Strep Throat. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good.
Sore throat. You can first try some Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray. If the sore throat progresses to the point where just getting in fluids is difficult, an antibiotic might help. If the pain is only on one side, consider seeing a doctor about this.
Sore throat. Try some chloraseptic spray from the pharmacy and gargle with warm salt water. Add 1 to 2 tsp salt to 8 onces of water and gargle. If you have fevers or chills you may need to go to an urgent care or call your doctor to get an antibiotic and or get your throat swabbed to rule out strep throat. If you are coughing up colored phlegm you may also need an antibiotic.