Sore Throat

  1. Hey guys,
    I've had that bug stuff that's been going around and I'm finally getting over it! I noticed tonight that my throat is REALLY bothering me on one side and not anywhere else. I stuck my finger down there and it's like my throat's been cut or something. I checked the other side and it's like it should be. Mom (RN) checked and said I probably just scratched it. But there's like a "flap" of skin hanging there and it feels awful. Any ideas? Is it possible to cut a flap out?

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  3. by   New CCU RN
    awe.....sorry to hear that you are so sick..

    hope you are getting better
  4. by   NurseShell
    A "flap"? you mean like the skin is so messed up it's "dying" and "pealing"? That kind of flap?

    I'd have to go with the old stand by warm salt water to soothe it...other than that...I'd get it checked out of it continues.
  5. by   karenG
    dont know how you could cut a flap out- you eating glass then? try salt water or honey and lemon. or see someone!

  6. by   ERNurse752
    Any trouble swallowing? Fever? Does it look infected?
    If it keeps getting worse, as opposed to getting better, I'd get it checked out.
    Hope you feel better soon!
  7. by   renerian
    Might want to check it out. One time I had a root canal and the assistant rammed, literally, an Xray plate in my mouth and cut it bad. Of course I was so numb I did not feel it till I got home. I went back the next day to have the oral surgeon look at it. He gasped and apologized. He brought all the assistants in and showed them what happens when you push an xray plate in to hard. It was half an inch deep and over an inch long. Healed up really fast. He said he could stitch it or leave it heal. I let it close by itself.

  8. by   meandragonbrett
    Thanks a lot guys! It's still bad this morning but I"m going to wait it out few days and see if it gets any better.
  9. by   colleen10
    The only time I had something that funky going on with my throat was when I had mono and my whole throat swelled up, and down and back on both sides it was whitish, gray and black and the skin and tissue would just slough off.

    Is the area discolored at all or just a little red and irritated? Unless you think there is some way that it could have been cut I bet it is just really swollen and irritated. Or, could it be some sort of abcess? I would have your mum keep an eye on it the next couple days. I don't know much about abcesses in the throat but I heard that they hurt like heck and and spring up over night.

    Good Luck and let us know how it goes, help you get to feeling better soon!

  10. by   meandragonbrett
    I went to the ENT this morning and she said she's never seen anything like it before. It's a part of skin that was cut....don't have a clue how it happend. She asked me if I'd been eating glass too! lol. She wrote me a RX for viscous lidocaine which helps SO much

    Thanks guys!
    Stop eating glass.... lol, Yes you will fall in love with the lidocaine.
    Soothing relief, hmm did by any chance you eat crackers?? or something with a sharp edge on them. The mouth is extremely easy to cut, the tissue is very soft, and easy to slice it. Give it a week and you should be fine. Did the Dr mention to you not to eat spicy food? I wouldnt recommend it, anytime we do anytype of oral surgery we advise to avoid spicy foods and caronated drinks because the carbon gets caught in the incison and the little bubbles (carbon) is harsh on the wound itself. Just a FYI.
  12. by   NurseShell
    It was either sharp crackers or Cap'n'crunch cereal!!! That stuff will tear your mouth up!!! nasty stuff!

    It's possible that a small, sharp, piece of bone in chicken or something did it...who knows...I'm glad it's being treated - awwwww relief!
    One of the worst oral injuries that I saw in surgery that we actually had to stitch up was from a graham cracker in a 3 yr old child, about sliced the uvula off. Hope you feel better soon.