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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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I have had laryngitis and very sore throat for over 3 weeks. Now I am starting to get "choked" on food and drinks. Are these related/what can I do?

I have had laryngitis and very sore throat for over 3 weeks. Now I am starting to get "choked" on food and drinks. Are these related/what can I do?

Family practice : You may have acid reflux. You may have some scaring of your esophagus from it. See your dr for treatment and possibly see a GI specialist to take a look down your throat. ...Read more

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Can one have laryngitis without a sore throat (esophagus)?

Can one have laryngitis without a sore throat (esophagus)?

Yes: Laryngitis may occur without a sore throat like when you cheering in the ball game. And become hoarse. Viral or bacterial infections may affect the entire upper respiratory tract and cause a a sore throat and laryngitis. ...Read more

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I've have laryngitis for three days now and now I have a sore throat and my doctors on vacation and i tried home remedies for a sore throat.

See below: For enlarged, beefy red tonsils with significant throat pain get a streph throat test (could go to an acute care facility if your dr is gone). Here are some more remedies if not: 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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If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

Can't say: the combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I think I have laryngitis for 7 days now. My throat is completely gone and have sore throat, mild cough. I have 5 amoxcillin at home can I take them?

I think I have laryngitis for 7 days now. My throat is completely gone and have sore throat, mild cough. I have 5 amoxcillin at home can I take them?

Viral infection: The combination of sore throat, hoarseness, and dry cough are almost always due to a viral infection and antibiotics are not effective for these infections. If symptoms persist a throat and chest exam along with a throat culture would be advisable. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough, slight sore throat and lost my voice a little. Are these symptoms of laryngitis? If not what could it be?

I have a dry cough, slight sore throat and lost my voice a little. Are these symptoms of laryngitis? If not what could it be?

Laryngitis: Yes, it is possibly viral laryngitis and if you are still smoking you need to stop. It could also be bronchitis. Both are likely to heal with rest, lots of fluids, voice rest, and time. If you get a high fever or start coughing up green phlegm you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why I am still having issues with my throat 4 months after having my tonsils and adenoids taken out. Why do I get laryngitis & a sore throat so easy?

Why I am still having issues with my throat 4 months after having my tonsils and adenoids taken out. Why do I get laryngitis & a sore throat so easy?

May not be related : Please see the ENT surgeon with your complaints. The surgery may not be related to your current symptoms. But chronic laryngitis should be investigated. Could be paresis, polyps, nodules, cancer. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...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