1) I have been having a sore throat every morning for over 3 weeks now... and throat tightening for about two weeks and usually only at night time but sometimes it won't happen at all.
2) I don't have any difficulty swallowing food or water... eating and drinking actually helps it feels better... taking a deep breath also relieves the tightness.
3) I have a sore throat... an occaisional cough and nasal blockage usually in the morning or at night.
4) I went to the doctor for the sore throat a little over a month ago and got diagnosed with an ear and throat infection and was perscribed antibiotics. After the antibiotics were finished my ear infection was gone but my throat started hurting again in the morning about a week after finishing the antibiotics. I have tried benedryl (thinking it could be spring allergies) and tylenol for the pain.... tylenol does not relieve the pain.