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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pharynx: The cricopharyngeal sphincter (upper esophageal sphincter). Look in Wikipedia. Pharynx has three clinical, anatomical subdivisions.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Dankle
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The throat: The pharynx refers to the various parts of the throat including the tonsils, the adenoids, the posterior portion of the tongue, and the lining of the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Local: This can be performed with a local anesthetic spray such as lidocaine.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pharyngeal disorders: Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adjacent structures: The two are adjacent anatomical structures. In simple terms, the larynx is the voice box and the pharynx is the throat passage. Of course this is a si ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: The typical symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis are a sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post nasal drip: Nasal drainage into your throat is the normal pathway nasal mucus takes. You feel this if the volume of mucus is great, like when you have a cold or r ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
It can: Yes, it can.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Chronic pharyngitis: can be due to several infectious agents, swollen lymph glands are expected, you need to see your doctor for evaluation , whether you need an antibio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Burning tongue: The causes of burning tongue syndrome are not always known, and there may be more than one cause. Although not known as a common cause for burning ton ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space , ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: you might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician. you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. but see ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
More info plz: Unable to answer question without more information. Need more details to your question!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: Thrush is caused by a fungal infection, usually candidia sp.., it can spread down your pharynx, and even reach your larynx, which could cause hoarsene ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: Yes, nasal drainage going into your throat can definitely cause you to develop a sore throat.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and no: The same germ can cause both, but because you have one, the symptoms of the other problem may be a different germ.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Xray finding?: This is usually a description included with a sinus ct. It indicates thickening of the sinus linings. May be due to infection or chronic inflammation.
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