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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake.It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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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Does colds affects your throat?

Does colds affects your throat?

Yes: You typically get a sore throat as the first symptom of a cold. ...Read more

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How can reflux affect my throat?

How can reflux affect my throat?

Multiple ways : Stomach juice in the throat can lead to irritation and inflammation. This in turn can cause a variety of symptoms from excessive mucous (the feeling of post nasal drip) to hoarseness, throat clearing, feeling of a lump in the throat, swallowing difficulty, pain and even in rare cases - cancer. It is important to be treated. Throat reflux is harder to treat than heartburn requiring changes in diet. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Yes: Can cause cancer (oral, tongue, throat , and lung), emphysema , stiffens arteries causing hypertension, leading to heart attacks, striokes and death. ...Read more

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How does smoking weed affect a sore throat?

How does smoking weed affect a sore throat?

Would anticipate: that it would act as an irritant in the upper airway and could increase soreness. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bad breath?

Does strep throat cause bad breath?

It Can: One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat. Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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Could large tonsils affect your voice?

Could large tonsils affect your voice?

It sure can...: Palatine tonsillar enlargement can affect speech, giving it a 'nasal' quality. It is believed that this is secondary to velopharyngeal incompetence. The velopharyngeal mechanism is responsible for directing the transmission of sound energy and air pressure in both the oral cavity and the nasal cavity. When this mechanism is impaired, 'velopharyngeal inadequacy' can develop. ...Read more

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Does croup affect the epiglottis?

Does croup affect the epiglottis?

No: Croup is viral infection that affects the larynx, trachea, and rarely bronchi, referred to as laryngotracheobronchitis. Most croup involves poximal trachea. Epiglottis infection is called epiglottitis and usually caused by bacterium. ...Read more

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Does swallowing mens sperm cause sore throat?

Does swallowing mens sperm cause sore throat?

About 5% of women : Are allergic to sperm. Additionally, sometimes a sexually transmitted disease can be transmitted via oral sex. ...Read more

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Can GERD affect ears and sinus?

Can GERD affect ears and sinus?

Debatable: Many doctors believe in the correlation between gerd and sinus/ear problems but it is difficult to prove the association. Some doctors will empirically treat for gerd and see if the symptoms go away. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause sore throat and hoarse voice and sneezing.? I'm curious

Can ear infection cause sore throat and hoarse voice and sneezing.? I'm curious

No: The ear infection is in a separate compartment and does not trigger such added problems.However, ear infections seldom occur alone. They are often a secondary event triggered when an upper respiratory infection causes the type of problems you list. The URI is the starting point, although the timing can be confusing. ...Read more

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Does nasonax cause sore throat and coughing?

Does nasonax cause sore throat and coughing?

Not usually: Although any intranasal spray can cause throat symptoms Nasonex (mometasone) usually is quite well-tolerated. If you want to try to stop the Nasonex (mometasone) and see if your symptoms go away there's nothing wrong with that. ...Read more

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Can sinutitis cause sore throat and swallow difficulty?

Can sinutitis cause sore throat and swallow difficulty?

Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. The cilia sweep the secretions back to the throat so your throat can get irritated, causing trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

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 continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

Maybe it does...: In some people, whether with or without heartburn ("silent reflux") stomach contents with acid can regurgitate to your throat. This causes laryngitis and an asthma-like picture--thus affecting your singing voice. Not all gerd patients are so affected. ...Read more

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Can tickly allergies in throat hurt me?

No and Yes: The tickly sensation in your throat won't hurt you (although it can be a real nuisance), but if the allergies get more severe the tickly sensation can progress into throat swelling that can be very serious. ...Read more