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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Hi recently got tested for cbc, in that test got high lymphocytes count4.22; range 1.0-3.0. What does that mean? Have sore throat for 5 months. Help

Hi recently got tested for cbc, in that test got high lymphocytes count4.22; range 1.0-3.0. What does that mean? Have sore throat for 5 months. Help

Need for evaluation: Your lymphocyte count is high and needs investigation, including a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional tests. Sore throat for five months is too long without seeing a doctor. Please consult your doctor and consult this site for possible causes of lymphocytosis.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lymphocytosis/my00360. ...Read more

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Sore throat (Tip)

Don't ignore a sore throat and fever as it can become a heart or kidney problem if not treated. ...See more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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How can I treat sore throat?

How can I treat sore throat?

Depends on cause: Most cases are due to a viral infection, in which case you need a pain killer such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sore throat?

How do you treat a sore throat?

Honey: 1 tablespoon of warm honey every 4 hours helps soothe the throat. Salt water gargles can be helpful too. ...Read more

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Sore throat (Tip)

Garlging with warm salt water works better than many prescriptions. Aleve (naproxen) and Ibuprofen also help. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

I'm wondering is ginger ale good for treating sore throats?

Ginger tea: Ginger tea is a remedy for sore throat. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing. Ginger ale can be used for nausea. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What are good treatments to heal a sore throat quickly?

What are good treatments to heal a sore throat quickly?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What is tablet "avil" used for? Does it cure sore throat?

What is tablet "avil" used for? Does it cure sore throat?

Advil (ibuprofen): If you meant advil (ibuprofen) its an anti inflammatory pill used for pain. It will help but not cure a sore throat. You need to see a doctor to find out why your throat is sore ...Read more

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How to get rid of sore throat?

Depends: The cause of the sore throat is the defining feature here. If it strep throat, antibiotics; if viral, time will help; if due to other sources, it depends upon what they are. You can gargle with saline or local anesthetic combinations available otc, but this depends upon how badly your throat hurts. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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I'm 10 weeks pregnant can I take chloraseptic suck on tablets for sore throat due to cold?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant can I take chloraseptic suck on tablets for sore throat due to cold?

Sure: Flonase nasal spray, a nasal steroid can help, gargle some salt water. If anything over the counter was causing miscarriage it wouldn't be over the counter. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Allergies?: You could be having an allergic reaction with some swelling in the back of your throat. Try taking some benedryl to see if it helps. If you develop worsening pain, trouble breathing or a fever over 101.5 then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent sore throat after workout?

Hydration: Drink adequate amounts of water before and after a workout. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I have dryness right before I have a sore throat. I want to know ways to avoid the sore throat?

Lozenges: Most sore throats are caused by viral infections. If you feel a sore throat coming on, take some vitaminc and use soothing throat lozenges or gargles. Keep your resistant strong with resting. ...Read more

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What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

Try: Gargling with warm salut water. If that doesn't work try gargling with chloraseptic but your mouth will feel nimb ...Read more

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Can I get a sore throat from yelling?

Can I get a sore throat from yelling?

Yes: Severe yelling can lead to vocal cord trauma or misuse of the muscles controlling the voice box and the local area. Both of these can lead to a sore throat. This doesn't happen all the time but it does happen. ...Read more

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My friend has a sore throat, stomach ache, headache and fatigue. He got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Is it allergies? A cold? What could it be?

My friend has a sore throat, stomach ache, headache and fatigue. He got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Is it allergies? A cold? What could it be?

Many possibilities: Not the flu unless he was already in the early stages. In the flu shot the viral genetic material has been denature or "killed." your body will probably react with mild symptoms because of the remaining products used in you immune response. The responses vary on how fast your immune system responds. Could be many causes. Least of which is the flu. ...Read more

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What should I do about a sore throat and white patches at the back of my throat?

See Doctor: Could be strep. But not absolutely. Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Returning home from abroad with fever and sore throat. How to reduce the risk of infecting family members?

Fever and Loved ones: I appreciate that you are concerned about this. We do know that the longer one is ill with these upper respiratory symptoms the less contagious one is.

But, with a fever I would recommend good hygiene, good hand washing, covering your mouth if and when you cough and not kissing any one yet.

Once the fever has subsided you are most likely not contagious. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more


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Throat Pain (Definition)

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