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My throat hurts so bad to swallow. How can I ease the pain

I'm going to the doctors tomorrow but right now it's the middle of the night and my throat is hurting a lot. I can't even fully open my mouth. I took halls but it doesn't help its like a big lump in the back of my throat that is causing this pain. and it hurts to touch it with my tounge

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My mom would say gargle warm salt water.

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Maybe you should try drinking some hot tea or something like that. If it hurts that bad then I wouldn't try to touch it, or for that matter, try to drink anything.

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Actually warm fluids can cause further irritation,stimulate bacterial growth, and increase the sensitivity of the nerves causing even more pain. Ice water or chilled smoothies will reduce swelling and have a numbing effect too.
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they say to gargle with warm salt water. but im no doctor.

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Honey, honey, honey oh did I mention honey

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Thanks. I was thinking of some honey tea. And do you by chance have the Akita breed of dog?
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You have tonsillitis or pharyngitis and will need antibiotics possibly steroids depending on how sever your inflammation is. I recommend for the time being, cough drops, throat analgesic spray from ur local walgreens, Tylenol atlases 650mg every 4-6 hrs as needed.

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Drink much warm water would help u.

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Try putting two or three organic lemon or other lemon tea bags in 3 cups of water with 3 or more teaspoons of honey and heat just to boiling. It worked for me; bronchitis and an inner ear infection. Also see your doctor for antibotics. If you can swallow, three Advil every 8 hours was also helpful.

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I do half a lemon (the juice squeezed out) boiling water, then a whole lot of honey....I stir it to mix in the honey, then add a tea bag. It works for when you're losing your voice, too.
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Eat some cough drop that have honey in them. If that don't work see a doctor.

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You might have strep trough so go to your doctor and they will see if you have strep trought if you do they will give you medicine

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Sweetheart, you have chronic tonsillitis, I know that this may be late, but for whoever else is asking this question, I suggest to go to a doctor soon and of they don't say anything and it still hurt on the fourth day, go to a hospital and get checked for it. If the doctors think it isn't that, keep persisting, it takes months to develop. Mines started when I was 6 months old. I barely ate and when I was 8 months old they diagnosed me with that. I got operated when I was 3 years old, almost 4. It was horrible, trust me, you don't want to wait. Get treatment as soon as possible. Mines were extremely big for my ages and even got to the point where it started to rot and there were wholes which is an extremely rare case. If you go on Wikipedia and search Chronic Tonsillitis, you'll see the symptoms. By the way, it is hereditary, I got it from my dad and more than half of his family has it too, so if you do have that, your kids may get it too. It's painful having it and even more painful seeing a loved one in pain from what you went through, so if you do happen to have kids, check them for any symptoms. Continue reading, I left a comment.

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About 3 days my throat started to hurt because there's this virus in my school going my throat started to hurt because there's this virus in my school going on, but I feel like there's more to that. I went to the doctor today, I got checked by two (I'm turning 14 in a few days btw) and I got checked for Strep Throat. It showed negative. I've taking about 21 different pills today, including Nasonex because I have allergies, nothing has worked except for this tea that my grandmother made me from apple and orange peel, manzanilla, and some added honey (hot tea) and it's the only thing I can swallow easily without pain that soothes a little bit and when I stop drinking it, the pain goes back again. I can't lie down or it instantly gets worse, I probably won't be able to sleep until my throat hopefully gets better, it's like 12:40 A.M. right now, and I've been looking for possibilities of what I age and I came across this website that said that it is possible to get chronic tonsillitis again after being operated and everything and I'm really scared that it's this again. So if you have this, good luck. My condolences to you because I know it's hell. :( <3
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Sounds like a peritonsillar abscess. When you speak do you sound as though you have a ball in the back of your throat (squeaky or as though there is something in your mouth)? This needs to be seen by a doctor ASAP as your airways can close based on how much your throat gets swollen. My suggestion is to take some pain killers and then head to the doctor as soon as possible. If it is what I am suspecting they will have to drain the abscess and then give you antibiotics.

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gargle salt water it helps

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If your throat pain started suddenly without other symptoms normally associated with flu or cold such as sneezing of coughing you more than likely have strep throat as described here http://www.throathurtswheniswallow.net/strep-throat-symptoms/. Strep throat is bacterial and not viral hence in comes about without the symptoms of a cold.

i suggest you take a look at the site above for a full explanation.
Hope you feel better soon

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My mom always says some Honey tea, what helps me is put your cup of water in the microwave for about one minutes, it depends on how warm you actually want it. Then (depends on cup size) put some honey in there, and sture it. BUT what I do, is put what's comfortable for you for the amount of honey, hope this is helpful :)

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I suffered from similar problem for more than a month. Feeling of some thing touching while swallowing, including water, throat getting dry frequently. All things like gargling, steam inhalation hot tea, cold drinks, milk, soups, etc, all didn't work, rather aggravated my situation. some doctors tried antibiotics, some tried other, but didn't work. Finally, i have found one Ayurvedic doctor who suggested some medicines which appeared worked for me. during this period my throat used to go dry quickly. I used Himalaya septillin tablets (2 tab x 3 times daily), Dabur Kanchanar Guggal (2 tab x 3 times daily) and i used to take one spoon several times of Dabur Madhuvani. In the morning i used to take Omiprazole empty stomach. May try this one. avoid hard and crispy things for some days. Hope you will get the requisite relief. If still feel like take black tea with lemon and salt which used to give quick relief for about an hour.

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