Patient discussion about throat

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Q. what should i take for a sorrow throat?

AThere are many types of tablets you can take under your tongue that help relieve the pain, and you can get them over the counter. You should see a doctor if the sore throat continues longer than 1-2 days, to makw sure there is no possible bacterial infection involved in which case you will need antibiotics.

Q. what is throat cancer exactly?

does it mean you lose your voice?
A1is there a chance to keep a healthy voice after troat cancer treatments at all? any known cases?
A2"Throat cancer" may denotes several different cancers that arise from the various parts of the throat (larynx, pharynx etc.). The tumor itself may cause hoarseness and problems with speaking, and the treatment itself (usually surgery) may also result in damage to the speaking capability.

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Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do.

She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.
Ashe should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

Q. I have a sore throat should I take antibiotics?

I am a 19 years old collage student. in the past few days I feel a sore throat and I have pain in my left neck. I feel a new "lump" in my neck, it is a soft lump and its very tender to palpation. I also have a low degree fever (something like 37.8 c). How can i know if I need antibiotics?
A1You might need an antibiotic therapy. In general, sore throat that goes along without red eyes and general malaise tends to be with a bacterial origin and require antibiotic therapy. If it happens to many times, you can do a surgery to remove the tonsils as you can see here
A2You can't know for sure, but your doctor should know.
In general as I understood from our pediatrician, if you have a painful lump its probably a lymph node, and you will probably need antibiotics. You need to go to the doctor and he will decide.
To ease the pain however you don't need the GP. You can just drink hot tea. It helps my little kids every time :)

Q. Why is it hard to swallow when you have a sore throat?

I was sick last week. I had a sore throat pain in my neck and fever. the most annoying symptom that i had was pain during sallowing. what is the source of that pain, and what can I do to ease it next time?
A1When you have an inflammation in your body, the sick area hurts when its palpated. when your neck is inflamed, you have a pain in the neck. when the inside part of the neck is inflamed you have tonsillitis.
When you eat something, it touches your inside of the neck, and if it's inflamed it will be painful.
The good news is that you can treat this pain in the same way you treat other inflammatory pain - hot (NOT boiling) tea.
A2The reason for the pain is the tonsils.
As you can see here
when you have sore throat u have an inflamation of your tonsils. when u swallow something, it touches the tonsils and this is painful.

Q. what are the advantages of drinking tea while suffer from, sore throat, over a common pill???

i that case , what are the advantages of Alternative,"akk" - grandmother medicine , over the developed and more based treatments of the new world ?
A1actually if you drink hot tea with lemon,and a touch of honey.soothes a soar throat,you can also put whiskey init.
A2Drinking tea for a sore throat is also what you call a "grandma medicine", and it does not have curative effects of course, but it helps ease the pain for a short while. Other than that, it is difficult to eat while having a sore throat and it is important to drink lots of fluids, so it is a good excuse to put some sugar in your body while being sick and not being able to eat. The common pill simply helps ease the pain for a bit longer (if you are not talking about antibiotics- which is necessary for bacterial infections).

Q. i ate a piece of chicken breast and bone is stuck in my throat what to do

AYou should seek medical treatment - if it's stuck high enough the may be to remove it with simple maneuver. Otherwise, the may use endocscopy (a pipe-like device with a camera that helps to get the bone out). It may cause problems such as tearing and causing a hole in your throat or your digestive tract, so it should be removed.
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