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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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Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Allergies: This sounds like allergies with a post nasal drip irritating the throat. Best to avoid what seems to cause the allergy, use otc meds such as Claritin or allegra if able and gargle with salt water a few times a day. The warm salt water will help soothe the throat ...Read more

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Does benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swolen sore throat not caused by allergies?

Does benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swolen sore throat not caused by allergies?

Meds for sore throat: I don't recommend Benadryl ( diphenhydramine) for a sore throat "not from allergies." Usually a sore throat is from a viral or bacterial infection, or from sleeping with an open mouth. Occasionally, it is from acid reflux coming up into the chest . Benadryl adds to the dryness and irritation and makes infections last longer, so taking it can hurt you. Use pain meds; add antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

Allergies: Allergies or early signs of a cold are the most likely explanations. ...Read more

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Is a constant sore throat & drainage a chronis sinus infection ?

Is a constant sore throat & drainage a chronis sinus  infection ?

Usually not: It may be due to anything from acid refluxing from your stomach while you sleep to allergies to an early, easy-to-treat throat cancer. A physician office visit is indicated if it lasts two weeks or more. I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to your health and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Claritin, (loratadine) allergra..: Good evening, for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...Read more

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I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc. ...Read more

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What condition involves sore, bloodshot eyes and an itchy, runny nose?

What condition involves sore, bloodshot eyes and an itchy, runny nose?

Possilbe allergy: All of these symptoms can be related to envronmental allergy. However, a sinus condition such as an inflammation or infection could also cause the sma symptoms. ...Read more

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Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Easy Remedy: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. ...Read more

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Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Time!: Time will cure your symptoms. Antihistamines will help you feel better for the duration. ...Read more

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My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat. My allergys most likely? Any over counter med recommends?

My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat.  My allergys most likely?  Any over counter med recommends?

M.D.visit/mgt: More information is needed though I would advise an over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). Ear drainage and sore throat can indicate an infection, and I would advise following up with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of sebum which plugs up the pores and causes dandruff. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause an extremely itchy anus?

Can a yeast infection cause an extremely itchy anus?

Yes: Yeast can affect anal skin as well as intertrigo, inverse psoriasis, food sensitivity, internal or external hemorrhoids, fissure etc. Topical Hydrocortisone is safe short term but get checked if it persists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have just itchy sore throat without a rash for allergic reaction.?

Is it possible to have just itchy sore throat without a rash for allergic reaction.?

Probably not: Itching usually indicates an allergic reaction. Many people with allergic diseases such as hay fever complain of itchy throat when allergen count is high. Another condition is known as oral allergy syndrome more commonly from pitted fruits- the result of cross-sensitivity to plant pollen (birch, alder, ragweed etc). ...Read more

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Itching Throat (Definition)

uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more