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Sore dry throat, difficulty swallowing, swelling in throat, hoarse voice. Cure for symptoms?

During the night i woke with what I thought was a sore dry throat . I took a sip of water, but felt I couldn t swallow well. Panic set in, I became pale and clamey, and asked my partner to get help. It felt like my throat was swelling up, my voice hoarse. He helped me calm down but for the rest of the night I sat up, as that seemed to help. This morning although tired I feel ok, i,m aware of my throat, but cant swallow without it feeling lodged. please help!
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome.

Thank you for your query.

If I may ask, is the onset sudden or has anything similar have occurred previously? If this is sudden, then it could possible be due to an inflamed tonsil.

This could be the result of an infection, or even at times extreme climate. I would advise you to watch out for a fever, and if it does set it an urgent appointment with a doctor would be required.

Although there is nothing to be alerted about, if this is an infection or any other condition, your doctor will be able to confirm a diagnosis just by an examination of the throat. Do not panic.

The hoarseness of your voice occurs because of the inflammation of the tonsil, which in turn puts pressure on surrounding structures, resulting in hoarseness of voice. All your symptoms will subside with a course of antibiotics, a liquid antiseptic and a mild pain killer.

Best thing for you to do right now is to visit your doctor, and help him/her help you.

Best wishes.
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