Hi I am a new user on here I just a bit of advice I hve had a sore throat and I hve trouble swollowing for 3 days now im really worried I havent been to the doctors as it could be nothing but my friend had throat cancer about 4 years ago any advice thank you :?:
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replied January 19th, 2018

Welcome to e health forum.

It seems that you could have a viral or bacterial infection, resulting in pharyngitis, which is inflammation of your throat.

Tips to Sooth a Sore Throat / Tips to Sooth yourself during a common cold :
1. Drink enough fluids,
2. Avoid alcohol and smoking.
3. Rest your voice.
4. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day.
5. Suck on throat lozenges or hard candies.
6. Take a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
7. Use medicated throat sprays.

In most cases, this is usually a mild and self-limiting condition which, with the above self care tips, clears up spontaneously. But if symptoms worsen, i.e. persistent cough, purulent expectoration, nose blocks, shortness of breath, or a fever that lasts more than four or five days, you might consider consulting a doctor who can provide you appropriate medical advice.

I hope this helps.

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