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I feel a pain in the front of my throat when I breathe

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I feel a pain in the front of my throat when I breathe deeply.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: I had it last week for a couple of days then notice it this morning again. I do not have a fever but feeling a bit tired
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I do not think so

Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

Are you able to swallow okay? Any runny nose or congestion symptoms?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no problem swallowing. no runny nose

Usually that's a signs of irritation of the muscles surrounding the thyroid cartilage and pharynx. When you breathe in deep you have to open up the passageway which can irritate these muscles. If it was something inside the throat then you would likely have some sort of cold and flu symptoms as well.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
cannot afford the call

Was there anything specifically you were worried about or thought it might be?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks! Could it be infection?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what would cause it?

You know it doesn't sound like an infection. Doesn't sound like strep or pharyngitis or the other common infections of the throat that we are familiar with.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Any idea what may cause it. I have a 6 week old baby and do not want to pass anything to her

It's likely from a sore or pulled muscle in the neck. Nothing serious and likely will resolve on its own.

It's not an infection so no worries, this isn't anything you would pass on. Look for signs of an infection such as a fever or pain when swallowing.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks. have a nice day!

Likely wise. I'm sure it will improve in a couple of days.

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