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It simply mean that you have got an inflammation or a problem with your throat.

This can be a problem of various severity, from hardly noticeable to a killing experience.

It is your body's way of telling you that something is going on, and you should try to take care of it.

Allergic reactions can easily cause a sore throat.

A viral infection often causes a sore throat.

A bacterial infection also may cause a sore throat.

Most people find themselves with a sore throat due to a virus or an allergic reaction, or even a combination of the two.

(This is why doctors try to restrict the use of penicillin, as it does no good against virus or Allergies.)

Some people with a bacterial infection can be easily helped with penicillin.

Where as the body will clear up most bacterial infections on its own, there are certain aggressive bacterias we want some help with.

In absolutely worst case scenario, you are in for a killing experience without medicine like antibiotics.

If the sore throat develops slowly, then no panic.

If the sore throat develops at ultra speed, really red, tender, even problems with toung or cheeks, Rush to the doctor.

A sore throat only mean that the body (throat) is experiencing something it would rather not.

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you probably have a strep throat but in a few days it will go away.

The above is bad advice: If you have a sore throat, you should definitely go to the doctor, because if strep throat is a possibility, it an be very dangerous.

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Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly. If someone is choking, immediately perform the Heimlich maneuver . You may have an easier time swallowing liquids or pureed foods than solids. Avoid very cold or very hot foods if you notice that they make your symptoms worse.

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Your throat hurts to swallow and talk?

my throat hurt everytime i talk and swallow everytime i try to bearth in or out.

What could i have if i don't have a cold but my throat hurts when i swallow?

Sore throat or if it hurts really, really bad it could be strep throat

What does it mean when you swallow and your brain hurts?

strep throat

Is excess saliva normal when you have a sore throat?

sometimes usually not though. it depends on it. if your throst is red mabey. but if it hurts to swallow you should probably get it checked out.

Sore thraot and it hurts to swallow What is wrong with you?

Some form of bacteria like strep has clung to your throat

Why does the throat hurts to swallow but does not hurt to talk It hurts more at night and do have a cough here and there?

If it's what i have it's strep thought (tonsillitis) go talk to a doctor.

Should it hurt to swallow?

No, you might have a throat infection.

You have had a sore throat which hurts when you swallow for nearly a week Is this normal?

no its not normal. It could be anything form allergies to a throat infection to acid reflux. I would go to your doctor.

What is wrong you have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow?

you probably have tonsillitis is your throat swelling really bad? if so go to the doctors and have it checked better safe than sorry

I have bumps on the back of my mouth and lumps under my tongue it hurts to swallow?

If you have bumps on back of your mouth and under your tongue and it hurts to swallow, you are most likely coming down with some kind of virus. It may be strep throat and will need to be checked out by a physician.

What happens if you hit your throat really hard and it hurts to swallow?

if you hit your neck hard enough you will become paralyzed so dont do it and your throat is hurting because you damaged it try not to do it again

My throat hurts i have a stomach ache im very dizzy i cant move my throat is dry what is wrong with me?

If it is hard to swallow as well then you most likely have strep throat. If that is the case the reason that you have a stomach ache and your dizzy is because you are malnourished because you haven't been able to eat or drink because your throat hurts. if that is not the case then i suggest you go to the doctor.