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Mama_Cakes's avatar

Front of my throat is sore to the touch and I have an odd sensation when swallowing; should I be concerned?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (11128points) July 12th, 2013

I feel fine, otherwise.

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bookish1's avatar

If it continues tomorrow, and especially if the soreness worsens, I’d get tested for strep throat.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I was thinking strep.

gailcalled's avatar

I remember my only bout of strep throat; swallowing was excruciatingly painful.

harangutan's avatar

Only if it worsens and you develop a fever. There are many other symptoms that go along with strep. I wouldn’t worry about it at this point. There are many reasons why your throat could feel like it does and you may feel fine tomorrow.

Do you have a fever over 101? Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes? White or yellow spots on the back of a red throat? Strep can knock you out. You’ll know it if you have it.

tinyfaery's avatar

Could be an allergy. You did just get new plants.

tinyfaery's avatar

Take some Benadryl or Claritin. See how you feel.

JLeslie's avatar

Sore to the touch. Do you mean your neck? Or, actually inside your throat?

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Middle/front part of my neck.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Just took a Benedryl.

harangutan's avatar

Drink lots of water too. You may be slightly dehydrated if you haven’t had much water today. My throat feels the same right now but I know it’s because I’ve had very little water.

JLeslie's avatar

Is there a lump that moves when you swallow if you watch in the mirror? If not, I think allergy could be right. If you have new plants, be sure to wash your hands before you touch your skin. If yes, can be thyroid.

Also, you could be coming down with something, but it doesn’t sound like strep to me. Strep would be very painful inside your throat, especially when trying to swallow, usually accompanied by a fever.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Benedryl is helping.

JLeslie's avatar

That’s good.

tinyfaery's avatar

Maybe the hibiscus should stay outside. I’m surprised that they can survive in your zone.

marinelife's avatar

That is how colds often start for me.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

@tinyfaery They’re out in full sun. It’s warm here now. Will be in the hundreds (factoring in the humidex) in a couple of days. My Dad brings his in in the Winter. They drop most of their leaves but survive. He brings them back out in late Spring and they do well.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

What color is your throat? My doctor said strep always looks like raw red meat.

Katniss's avatar

Is your neck stiff? Can you touch your chin to your chest?

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Neck is not stiff and I can touch my chin to my chest.

My ears hang low, though. And, they wobble to and fro, What does that mean?

What does that MEAN? ;-)

JLeslie's avatar

What does what mean? To and fro? Or, touch your head to your chest? The former means a constant movement back and forth and the latter is a test for meningitis.

Katniss's avatar

@JLeslie That’s what I was getting at, meningitis.

Maybe that benedryl made @Mama_Cakes goofy. lol
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Mama_Cakes's avatar

@Katniss @JLeslie Just being silly. :)

Katniss's avatar

@Mama_Cakes We know! You made me laugh. Then you made me curse you because I had that damn song stuck in my head. It made took me back to when my son was little and watched Barney. Ugh! lol

gailcalled's avatar

How’s the throat today?

Completely off-topic but no more so than hibiscus info.

We sang that song as kids; I have no idea that it was supposed to mean something, but the meter sure made it easy to remember (and impossible to forget).

Like everything else it has a history.

“Do Your Ears Hang Low?” is a children’s song that is often sung in schools and at camps. The melody of this song was partially taken from… “Turkey in the Straw.” Various theories exist concerning the origin of the lyrics, but no conclusive evidence seems to exist. A common belief is that the lyrics refer to the ears of a hound dog.

Various versions with alternative lyrics exist, the earliest known version is ”Do Your Balls Hang Low,,Other versions printed shortly afterwards would suggest that *this a rather rude wartime soldiers’ song that has made its way into other circles: rugby singing, campfire singing.” Source

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Still feels a bit funky when I swallow and a bit sore when I touch my throat. Not as bad as yesterday, though.

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