Sore throat

What is Sore throat?

A sore throat (or throat pain) is pain or irritation of the throat. A common physical symptom, it is usually caused by acute pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat).

Questions and answers on "Sore throat"

i am 23 weeks pregnant and have been frequently suffering from sore throats! i have been prescribed ceftum 500mg b.d. dose for 7days. i have done the medicine course about three times in 6 months of pregnancy and i want to know any adverse effects (if any) of the drug on my baby..

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Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
It's alright to have the antibiotic and rather cephalosporins are safest in pregnant state.
but in future avoid risk factors which can lead to sore throat.
In case you have further questions you can consult me on health care magic forum and i will...

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I'm pretty sure I'm sick because I've had a sore throat my nose is really runny and I've been coughing I think it might be because of the weather but I have a lot of saliva building up in my mouth and I cannot stop it so I need to figure out what I can do without having to buy medical supply

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Hello!
well, the best way is actually taking the medicines!
you can try steam inhalation and warm salt water gargles 2-3 times a day!
take care!

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hi my partner has had a sore throat,and cold symptoms for over 4 weeks,he has been to the doctor had swabs taken from the back of the throat,and have too wait for the results he did have a course of penicillian,took the pain away from his ear but didnt touch the pain in his throat,he has lump under his chin and he feels verry poorly .

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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern...

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms your husband seems to be suffering from Upper Respiratory Tract Infection..
Nothing to worry, take a course of antibiotics again like Azithromycin...

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I have a sore throat .I have been spitting up blood in my mucus sometimes. and my mom smokes and i breath in her smoke...what do i have ? or may have ? please tell me Thank u

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Hi I took my daughter to dr today because she has a sore throat it's not tonsalitas but the dr did see a extra flap of skin in the throat she said it was rare and not harmful but wants us to go back next week what is it and how come she has it never noticed it before

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history related to your daughter having sore throat. On examination her Doctor has noticed extra skin flap at the back of throat.
This may be a mucosal tag or a nasopharyngeal polyp.

I would advise you the following:
Consult an ENT Surgeon for clinical...

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yes i swallowed a mouth full of body wash it was swagger old spice... my name is migul,and i am 18 and weight at 135, my throat is a swollen tonsel my left side it hurts to swallow not like a sore throat my head on th top is sensitive i barley touch my had an it feels as if a sewwing needle was pokin my scalp.. and my left lung hurts it tastes nasty when i drink something

doctor1 MD

Hi,
You have not suffered any serious damage if you only took one mouthful. Therefore, I suggest you treat the symptoms. Take paracetamol and ibuprofen for the pain. Drink plenty of water and milk. You symptoms should improve over the next day.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger

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i have a sore throat,there is swelling in the back of my mouth and it hurt to swallow.i had my tooth extracted a few days and have been on some medication including amoxil.shouldnt this have prevented this throat problem?

doctor1 MD

Most likely yes, but in your case I'll suggest Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. It's a bit more power than usual Amoxil.

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Recent questions on  Sore throat

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Really sore throat that comes and goes, mouth hurts as well. I do wear dentures,,, I had thought i was getting a cold but nope, the pain went away , and today is back again.. and I am so thirsty all the time. I am 48 years old. This pain has to stop. I have gargled with salt water, used throat lozenges, and it just hurts pretty bad.

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I am male, aged 38. I had a sore throat 3 days back. Was given azithromicin 250 and Desloratadine tablets. However, there is no improvement and i find traces of blood in the mucus that i spit out. Should I be continuing with medication (3 days) or increase dosage or use some other medicines.

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Hello my name is Lara Lewis and am 19. This morning I woke up with a sore throat and its gotten worse as the day went by. It isn t a kind of sore throat that I am used to though. It stings from what seems like the back of my tongue all the way down my neck and I have to swallow every few seconds (I don t know why, it makes it feel a littler better though for that one second). I can t sleep because once I start to I stop swallowing for some reason my breathing slows/stops and i jerk awake in panic. I know it has only been a day but I am in Amsterdam with my friend and no family etc, so in case its something serious I want to seek help before its too late. I also feel fevery and occasionally a couple of times today my hand starting feeling the pins and needles thing randomly. I don t know if it s related though.. Thanks

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Hi First time i have asked on line. I am 47 this last year i have the following problems 1. Hair loss lost more than half2. decreased eye sight vision 3. very sore tounge pins and needles every day sore throat and blocked ears4. pain in my back which eases during day under rib cage 5. feel lack of enery and generally downthanks mariaSHould i get a body scan.....

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For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and alcohol makes it worse. Sleeping can be disturbed due to being painful to swallow. The symptoms seem...

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I was treated for strep about a month ago. Still have lingering cough . Not bad, but still there. Could this be due to post nasal drip?

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