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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 05:59 PM
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It hurts when I swallow, but it's not a sore throat... What is it?
Since about 24 hours ago, every time I try swallowing it has hurt.

I had a sore throat last week, and I know that's not it.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:32 PM
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1. Do you still have your tonsils?
If so, probably not much longer.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:44 PM
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2. Um... an angry throat?


An unhappy throat?

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:46 PM
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3. post-nasal drip?
Nasty thing - I get it all the time.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:58 PM
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6. That's my guess, too
If it goes away when you drink hot liquids, then it's postnasal drip.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 08:14 AM
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23. That's my guess too...I'll sign in here.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:55 PM
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4. swollen glands?
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 06:56 PM
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5. TONSIL STONES!!!
:rofl: Thats what causes mine seriously.. its these things that build up bacteria in the crypts of your tonsils and thats how I know I have one. One little push on my tonsil and its gone.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:02 PM
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7. Losen your tie.
:P
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:10 PM
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8. Do you have forced air heat?
Could be that your place is too dry.
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dback Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 07:36 PM
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9. I had that for several weeks! It's not SORE, it almost feels BRUISED?
(No funny remarks there, folks.)

I went to the doctor and he was stumped, but he prescribed a nasal spray to open my sinuses and make sure I was breathing through them at night, not an open mouth. I don't know if there was a connection, but my sore throat disappeared 2 days later. I think the product is Nasarel.
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:15 PM
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10. Try swallowing without whiskey in your mouth
it might help with the spinning as well.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:17 PM
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11. A race of tiny space aliens has landed in your throat.
They are building a new city and are blasting out the freeways.

You'll feel better when you get used to it. When they drive on the freeways it can actually give a pleasant ticklish sensation.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:50 PM
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12. Laryngitis or Pharyngitis
And yes, Laryngitis does exist. Probably a virus attacking that part of your throat, sorry to say. Warm drinks, citrus fruits (if you can stand it), and any meds you can find for that purpose will help.

Hope you feel better soon! :hi:
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:53 PM
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13. it's.....
time to call the doctor :silly:
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beckajane14 Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 08:56 PM
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14. It could be..
It could be strep throat...thena again it could be allergies, it happens to me sometimes
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 09:03 PM
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15. post nasal drip can make it hurt to swallow. Do you have a runny nose
or allergies?
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 09:05 PM
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16. Both of my kids were sick with a virus that started as a weird
...sore throat that they had a hard time describing. Like it hurt in the BACK of their throats. They both no what strep feels like, and it wasn't that. The oldest tested negative for the strep.

Both ran fevers for about 3 days. They feel better now, but still breaking out in sweats and looking "peusley"....
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-05 09:47 PM
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17. dysphagia can be caused by all kinds of things
I'm prone to bacterial infections of the throat, and get that a lot along with it. Not to dispense medical advice, but you probably ought to see a doctor if it doesn't clear up pretty quickly....
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 01:59 AM
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18. I hate to have to tell you, but I'm afraid it's
BIRD FLU! Oh, NOOOOOOOO!
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JuneInJax Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:09 AM
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19. thyroid?
Sometimes it can get inflamed, sore and even have nodules. It's one of the more far-afield reasons, but it turned out to be the reason for me a few years ago.
Whatever it is, I hope it clears up soon!
Moni
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 02:11 AM
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20. Avian bird flu. Put me in your will. I'll take care of your stuff.....
.... :-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 08:14 AM
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24. Yes that must be it
:bounce:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 08:08 AM
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21.  I have the same thing
Edited on Wed Dec-21-05 08:08 AM by Patiod
Pretty sure it's post-nasal drip.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-05 08:11 AM
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22. It could be many things.
Every time I had tonsillitis, it only hurt when I swallowed. Same thing with strep throat. Also, post nasal drip can cause that. Pharyngitis also could cause that (which is an infection of the throat). I have had any and all throat sicknesses you can imagine. So it could be any of those plus some!! :shrug:
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