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    please help. recently i have developed red itchy bumps on my legs & arms, this also includes a swelling of the throat.. im rather worried because my boyfriend experienced the redness first while i had the throat problem.. now we have both syptoms.. im becoming very worried & would appreciate help on diagnosing it..





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    Hi, I am a 34 years old female. For the past 3 months I have a discomfort in my throat. It feels like I have drank hot water and burn my throat. Also it feels like a strong irritation in my throat and an inflamation on the left side of my throat. Doctors in România told that this is an yeast infection, the bacteorology is inconclusive, but doctors are sure is thrush. At the endoscopy nothing was shown apart from white lines down my throat. I have tried 3 different treatments with fluconazole, hidraconazole and chetoconazole, but there was no result. I feel this discomfort constantly, I wake up during night with panic attacks. Am I ever going to get rid of this thing? Please help! Any advice is welcomed.





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    hi,been having the feeling of something stuck in throat for about 4/5 weeks come and goes also feels throat is getting narrower, during and after eating if something is stuck in throat in mornings very bad all over coating on the tongue,50 years of age smoker tried everything to stop.





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    Hi I'm suffering with block/runny nose, itchy throat, itchy Eyes, itchy ears, bad headache, struggle to sleep at night because my nose is constantly blocked and I notice these symptoms when the black mold in my home started nearly 8 years ago I've been doctors so many times and they give giving me medication for allergy but nothing works as these symptoms are nothing to do with allergy. Please help me as my symptoms are getting worst and I'm really worried ird going to be too late before the doctors and housing listen to me.





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    I suffered really bad with tonsillitis and Quincy throat as a child. I had my tonsils taken out but still developed Quincy throat. I am now in my 30 and have been diagnosed with strep throat, I have been on antibiotics for 3 days but it seems to be getting worse? I have the swollen neck, struggling to swallow saliva, swollen tounge and lock jaw? Should I go bsck to my GP?





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    I went to my doctor, as I have small orifices in the back of my throat which are trapping food. I asked him if I could have refferal to an ENT specialist. My throat is very sore, and my uncle died of throat cancer. He has now advised me that there is nothing that can be done under the NHS, and that I would have to go private. His other words were, " I would have to live with it". I am only a pensioner, and cannot afford to go private. I feel very surprised that I cannot even get this checked by a specialist. Any advice ?





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    Hi. I have what looks like a couple of polyps on the right hand side of my tongue right at the back in between my throat and tongue. In addition it feels like I have something in my throat when I swallow too, I guess this is the polyps I can feel. Also I have had a dry throat through the night and a very slight dry cough too. I also have a thickly inner ear and I can hear something moving in the ear when I walk up stairs, Are all these connected? Maybe it is all related to the wisdom teeth, they come out tomorrow eek! 42 and Male.





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    When I am sleeping all of a sudden fluid will come up and into my throat. I wake up and run to the bathroom. I am not getting sick to my stomach. Then I have to cough and clear my throat for 1/2 hour or so to get rid of the fluid in my throat/lungs(?). It is stomach fluid (I guess) coming up. This has been happening more frequently since the middle of July. I had radiation 3 years ago to my lower body and am wondering if this could have possibly damaged something and it took this long to show up.





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    I have this too and have been diagnosed with hiatus hernia and reflux. It's worth seeing your gp and following his/her advice.

    I have had a cold for about a week and at the back of my throat I felt was itchy and was trying to itch it with my tongue. So I look in the mirror and saw 3 vertical red marks and they don't seem to be disappearing. What's wrong with me?!!





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    Hi my name is sangram and I am from India.India . I use to drink twice a week (180 ml of whisky). And sometimes I used to drink it neat. But from past 5 months I have quit drinking. But since then m into a great depression about thinking myself affected with throat cancer. I don't have any problem like trouble in swallowing neither I have a sore throat. But sometimes I feel something strange with my throat. So I am very much worried about my current situation. Please suggest me what should I do in this situation





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    I have the same complication as u do. Dont know if i should get it checked or not

    Don't know if you will see this but it honestly sounds like anxiety or panic attacks. You said you're worrying about throat cancer, which you needn't be. Anxiety can cause a lot of symptoms and one of the most common is issues with your throat, whether feeling a lump, tightness, or heavy swallowing. Also, depression and anxiety go hand in hand.

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    I have a constant blocked runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes and itchy ears, It doesnt go away and has been like it for 5 years but is getting worse. I have tried anti histamines nose sprays throat medication but nothing works. Its effecting mine and my partners sleep it getting so bad i snore and sniffand sneeze all night! Help! :(





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    Try giving up dairy. It worked for me!

    Hi, I have booked an appointment with my GP next week but though of leaving a message here maybe someone could give me some feebback. My problem is my Ears, Throat and Nose, I have had this issue for years but have been ignoring it but it's now getting worst, I get this white stones in my tonsils which they smell really bad and gives me a really bad breath, I have notice that when my tonsils becomes full of them my ears, throat and nose gets really itchy and irritated. I do get a lot of throat infections and always have mucous even if I don't have a cold. I also snore. If anyone has the same or have heard about this, can they give me some feedback what they have done so that I can follow their steps. Thank you.





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    im the same since being pregnant i had acid badly and started to get pain in my right side of throat and my gland always swelling ,i was really scared about throat cancer as i smoke .the doctors refered me to ent and had camera down my throat which came back clear,had a exray also done and was clear .now i have sore throat and my gland like a golf ball.im really worried plzzz help with advice .im also pregnant again my throat was fine for a while but i started getting acid again and my throat got sore again





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    First of all stomach acid and heartburn etc can burn your throat lining so be aware and take gaviscon or antacid tablets to keep heartburn at bay, I'm not at all sure what is causing your sore throat, but I suffered chronic sore throats and several bouts of tonsilitus for 4 years and received no help from docs they prescribed spray to dry my sinus because I also had constant mucous (post nasal drip) well now I have slight memory loss so they decided to run blood tests and it turned out that I am very deficient in vitamin D, when I googled vit D deficiency causes and symptoms the cause can be pregnancy's close together which I had (3 months break) I have 1 dc 5 and 1 dc 4. Because vit D stores are used a lot during pregnancy, also the symptom of Vit D deficiency is the body mimics dairy allergy i.e. mucous accumilation and sore throat which is what I decided I must have but looking back I don't suppose I would suddendly aquire a dairy allergy at 40. Your comment has similarities to my case so I thought it may help you to know, I am now taking vit d plus calcium to help absorption from boots 1 tablet daily and within 3 days my sore throat and constant mucous has gone and my memory seems better so I'm happy, check with your doctor or midwife before trying vit D if you think thats right for you just with you being pregnant although I doubt it will do harm, on the other hand if you are deficient in vit D it could have consequences for developing baby. good luck

    My left ear is very itchy from the inside. Recently it was blocked as well and sumtimz when my ear is itchy than the throat gets itchy as well. I alwls feel deer is some liquid or puss in there. So now I have stop using the ear buds but deer is alwls slight discomfort





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    I'm wondering if you can catch chlamydia through french kissing someone who had the infection in their throat. Is it possible to kiss somebody who carries it in their throat, contract it in to your throat and then give it to someone else via oral sex?





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    I've had my tonsils removed after having constant trouble with them, however 6 years on I've never suffered hardly a sore throat since until this week I noticed I had a swollen throat for around 4 days and struggling to swallow, I looked in the mirror and the back of my throat is full of white/yellow spots...is it possible for your tonsils to grow back?? Or is this just an ordinary throat infection??





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    i have lumps at the back of my throat and there are loads of little ones all around the back of my throat there are lumps i also have coughed up bloody flem and i have been couging i have cold like symptoms and my eyes have gona all red like conjuctivitis iv also had diarrhoea.. i looked up the symptoms and causes of throat cancer and i have all the things im also a smoker and i drink ALOT every single weekend i get very drunk. Im only sixteen so im really scared and worried i actually am crying because i think i have it. Im going to the doctors with my friends today because i cannot tell my parents that i smoke or drink all the time, what will happen if i do have throat cancer will i lose all my hair ? im actaully really scared i dont want to not be able to talk or have a massive hole in my throat. I am really hoping i just have a throat infection but its like alot of lumps and sists at the back of my throat

    I have thick white stuff on my tongue and I feel that there is something stuck in the back of my throat and lower down my throat like a strand of hair. I have to keep gulping so I'm filling myself full of gas which can be very embarrising. I have an appointment with a nose throat and ear person but I'm worried as to what this may be as it's been going on like this for about eight to ten week.





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    It could be a nasal drip, you can get prescribed nasal sprays from your doctors. I have this and whenever you get a cold most of the time you will get a nasal drip which gives you thrush on the tongue thing is the white stuff, the feeling something is on the back of your throat and bad breath.

    hi i also have the same thing along wiv a few lumps like swollen taste buds at the back of my tounge and has bin goin on for 4 weeks aswell and same with the swallowing just makes it better for a second then comes bk and a burp alot its really anoying with no pain

    Hi have ad a sore throat four three weeks but it doesn't feel like a sore throat but hi am going to ave a pipe down my throat dus enemy one no wot it could be plus hi ad white specs at the back of my throats





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    sound like Glandular Feaver

    I have the feeling of a lump in my throat, had a camera down my throat, medication and am due for barium meal next week. Up to now nothing has been found. This feeling of something stuck in my throat stops me sleeping and is very uncomfortable although not painful. Any ideas?





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    Hi, I too have bad breath due to small white balls which smell disgusting,they appear at the back of my throat and occasionaly fall into my mouth.I do try to scrape them off my throat but I tend to gag and I am worried I do damage to my throat. This is making my life a misery,I have very good oral hygeine.I have also been to my doctor who did nothing. Please help.





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    2 weeks ago i started to get a sore throat.... so i started taking over the counter meds n drinking honey w/ lime juice! By the next sunday my throat hurt so bad that it even hurt to swallow anything even my own saliva : ( It feels like there is something stuck in my throat.. uggh! And that it was effecting not only my throat but my ears all the way to the lower part of the back of my head... and when i was around noise it hurt my ears... i found some antibiotics in my medicine cabinet n it started to feel a lil better i can swallow but it still feels like something is stuck in my throat! I have been reading things on tue net n i am very scared cause cancer is very high in my family on my moms side.. Could i have throat cancer? Please get back to me with your advice Thank you





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    You should go see your doc

    I am 55. I had a viral illness followed by a persistent sore throat and I felt like I'd burnt the roof of my mouth and tongue but I hadn't. Dentist saw an ulcer on my gum. 3 weeks on terrible sore throat again and GP says two aphthous ulcers at back of throat. Any suggestions?





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    Hey there, I feel like I have a lump in my throat and occasional when I turn my head it feels like lump or something big moves in my throat, and a few months ago the doctor just dismissed it as globus histericus, so I sort of just let it go but lately I have been noticing pain in my pain in my throat, coughing up blood whenever my gag reflexes are triggered, a dry throat and there still feels like there's lump when I swallow, I'm 23 and drink a sizeable amount, and I'm a smoker but not normal more than 5 a day, Occasionally smoke marijuana, any ideas?





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    i,am 20 years old and i have had a sore throat for about a year. and my Symptoms are a sore throat, a lump in my neck,and difficulty swallowing,and some times i feel like i,am going to swallow my tongue and my voice has changed and my doctor all ways blames these symptom on a viral infection or allergies and i dont no what to do i think i have throat cancer and all my doctor does is prescribes me penicillin,and lots of different antibiotics and nasal sprays and they do not help me and i keep saying to my doctor i would like a camera down my throat and can i be referred to a ear nose and throat specialist and all they do is blank my question and i was just see if you can help me because every doctor on this show seems really caring and they help people and i would love to see you in person but i dont want to be on the show if you do ever get to read this i just wanted to say thank you for time





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    hi, I'm 15 years old and suffer from throat infections every time my mum takes me to the doctors they give be tablets and throat sprays to help but they come back in about 4 months time!! I haven a throat infection now, I am up all night with them and find it hard to eat and drink. I don't want to go to the doctor because they will just do the same as they did last time. Can anyone help me?





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    I quit smoking a year ago and it seem when I quit I was feeling these lumps in my throat went away after awhile. I got really sick with a sinus infection and I noticed this acid backing up into my throat its making my stomach sore and my throat. It comes and goes. I have been taking medium and a liquid antiacid.the we Dr I saw days its from flim I'm still having it and it worried me .





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    I had a sore throat for about a week and my gp prescribed anti biotics which cleared it but now after a week of being sore throat free it's back. I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer 5 years ago and now I'm extremely worried that this could be throat cancer. The sore throat starts just on my left tonsil and it's causing headaches and ear ache only on the left side. Should I be concerned and go back to my gp?





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    I am a 56 yr.old female, n for the last 3 wks., at least, ive had pain also only on my left side of my throat. Can't find any lumps or haven't had any earaches at all, but like some other people were saying on here, its hard to swoller anything, I feel like Im choking when I'm trying to eat anything. I NEVER have had my tonseils out, so idk if it could be my tonsils, or never had Streap Throat either, my son told me right away I would know it if I had Streap Throat!! But I'm starting to get worried n I don't have any Medical Insuranceto go see a DR., so if someone could help me out n answer my question here, I would deeply appreciate it very much!





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    Am i normal? I've got holes in my tonsils, food keeps getting trapped and every time i push my tongue up and to the back of my throat, i feel the food stuck and it feels like a hair which is stick in my throat, i'm scared that i'll have to have a camera down my throat because i have a huge gagging rate, i'm so scared. I'm only 16.





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    You should check out what tonsil stones are. I have exactly the same symptoms as you have described, and get tonsil stones. You should probably go to your doctor to get it checked out!

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    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

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