Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
136 Doctors are Online

Sore throat, weird taste in mouth, unable to swallow. What could it be ?

I have a really sore throat that started today. I had a weird taste in my mouth this morning and right now my sore throat is keeping me awake. All I really want to do is cry from the pain. I can t touch my chin to my chest because it hurts inside my throat and it hurts like you wouldn t believe t swallow . What could it be? Should I stay home from school tomorrow? (I don t have a technically have a fever but my temp is higher than my normal. Normal is 97.3 it s at 98.4)
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  269
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

The Normal average temperature of human body is 98.6 deg F .When it increases by 1.5 Degrees it is considered to be fever.

In all probability you are developing Acute bacterial Pharyngo tonsillitis ie., infected and inflamed throat/pharynx and Tonsils(a pair of lymphatic glands at the side of throat inlet ).The gram positive streptococcal infection usually causes this infection.Other bacteria and viruses may also contribute to this infection.

Pls take these measures to reduce your suffering,

A)Warm Salt water Gargling/Anti sceptic laced warm water(Eg-Betadine)

B)Refrain from Refrigerated water/cold Aerated drinks/cold to touch food.Even tinned and stored food is avoided and freshly prepared food is better as stored food acts as a medium for bacterial multiplication.

C)Bed Rest during infected period.

D) Consult a locally available doctor(ENT ) Sugeon for a Decongestant/Antibiotic/Analgesic-Antipyretic-Anti Inflammatory/Proteolytic Enzymes/Throat Lozenges Etc.

Get Well Soon.

Best Regards,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.

Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor