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Throat pain when swallowing or yawning. What is wrong?

Hello Doctor. I m a 16 year-old, African-American male who has been experiencing throat problems for awhile. Every time I swallow or yawn my throat has this very aching pain. When it first started it used to hurt greatly in the morning but now it doesn t do that as much. I feel like it has still gotten worse now because when I turn my head my throat gets that aching pain. This has been going on for about 2-3 weeks and I m wondering what s wrong with me. Do you think you can help me out, Doc?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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most likely you are suffering from pharyngeal infection involving opening of eustechian tube (eustechian tube is a tubular connection bitbeen throat and ear) this tube opens in act of swallowing, yaening and walsalva. since you are having painfull swallowing and yawning thus pharyngitis is most appropriate diagnosis. other possibility is of temporomandibular joint pain of affected are adviced to take broad spectrum antibiotic like ciprofloxacin (500mg) twice daily & tab voveran (50mg) three times a day,for one weak.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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