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My daughter was sick from sticking her finger down her throat. Will this affect her for a one off occasion?

My daughter was sick from sticking her finger down her throat. Will this affect her for a one off occasion?

Common finding: Kids often stick their fingers in their mouth and may explore further. They can trigger a gag during the process or carry germs off their contaminated fingers to sensitive oral tissue and cause infection. If the experience was unpleasant enough, she will likely avoid it. ...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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My aunt has end stage cirrhosis and they want to put a tube down her throat to get air out stomac is that one time procedure or does the tube stay in?

My aunt has end stage cirrhosis and they want to put a tube down her throat to get air out stomac is that one time procedure or does the tube stay in?

Not enough informati: Ng tube is not placed to get the air out of stomach. It is used for feedings some times, for oral medications and at times for gastric suction you have to talk to the doctors who are treating her as to why she has the feeding tube and how long it will be kept. That is my suggestion. ...Read more

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My wife's ear got plugged when she went swimming yesterday. Now it really hurts and the pain seems to be going almost down her throat. What can we do?

My wife's ear got plugged when she went swimming yesterday. Now it really hurts and the pain seems to be going almost down her throat. What can we do?

See doctor ASAP: Your wife may have contracted an infection in her ear canal and topical antibiotics can be used. Possibly she has an infection behind her eardrum and needs oral antibiotics. Severe pain and fever indicate the infection is progressing and is serious. See a doctor immediately and inform the doctor where she swam because this clue can help determine antibiotic use. Pseudomonas bacteria is common. ...Read more

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9 yr old daughter severe nose bleeding since night before last...15 total as of now. She wakes up with blood going down her throat...Bleeding out of both sides.?

9 yr old daughter severe nose bleeding since night before last...15 total as of now. She wakes up with blood going down her throat...Bleeding out of both sides.?

Needs Evaluation: Nose bleeds in kids are commonly triggered by allergic irritation & minor trauma in the sensitive area of the nasal membranes. This can be frequent & recurrent. The number & frequency you report would make me wonder about a clotting issue. Nsaid pain meds can interfere with clotting or there are some unusual disturbances involving platelets. I'd see your dr & have this looked into. ...Read more

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I have a 7 wk old w/nasal congestion/coughing started sun nt. No fever but chokes on the phlegm going down her throat a few times ea. Hr. Hm treatment?

I have a 7 wk old w/nasal congestion/coughing started sun nt. No fever but chokes on the phlegm going down her throat a few times ea. Hr. Hm treatment?

Nasal wash: At 7 weeks the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. Air particle filters can also help. ...Read more

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Why does my throat gurgle at night when lying down?

Why does my throat gurgle at night when lying down?

Throat gurgling: Your throat "gurgles" when the airway partially obstructs during sleep; the lining of your throat may narrow and mucus flowing creates turbulent "gurgles". If you experience restless sleep or wake up tired frequently, you may not be resting well. ...Read more

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Why do I get sore throats when going down on my girl?

Why do I get sore throats when going down on my girl?

Have yourself checkd: You can have a "regular" pharyngitis or you may have a more serious problem, like and std. Consult to your physician. He will recommend the apropriate test to find out what the problem is. Be honest and tell him what you did. Discussed this with your girlfriend and go together so she can check herself and both be treated in case of an std. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a white stripe at the back of my throat going down, I'm not sure what it is.

Hi, I have a white stripe at the back of my throat going down, I'm not sure what it is.

White stripe throat: May be post nasal drip, from sinusitis or strep. Try zyrtec as may decrease nasal discharge and post nasal drip. Would follow up with doc and check fro strep if sinusitis may need treatment nasal irrigation with only sterile water or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does it sometime feel like things goes down wrong pipe in throat, but not really!?

I was just wondering why does it sometime feel like things goes down wrong pipe in throat, but not really!?

Throat: Many explanations including silent acid reflux or microaspiration where a small bit of saliva, fluid or food does go into the airpipe or trachea. See an ENT to check it out. ...Read more

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Is the back of your throat down your throat suppose to be smooth or is it normal for it to be some what bumpy?

Is the back of your throat down your throat suppose to be smooth or is it normal for it to be some what bumpy?

Lymphoid tissue: It can be normal to have a bumpy appearance to the back of the throat in the area between the tonsils. This is lymphoid tissue, part of an area called waldeyer's ring, which includes the tonsils and adenoids. Prominent bumps may be caused by sinus or throat infection and allergy. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or are just anxious about it, would see a doctor. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting for about 5 days and at first I thought it was a cold. It comes and goes but hurts more when I lie down. What can I do?

My throat has been hurting for about 5 days and at first I thought it was a cold. It comes and goes but hurts more when I lie down. What can I do?

Reflux: Reflux or GERD can cause a water brash like sore/scratchy throat aggravated by lying down and with certain foods and also cause increased burping and gas. If you have already gotten checked out for strep throat, reflux is a possibility. Another possibility is post nasal drip from seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Can we stop this white tongue coating from forming. Does it line our throats right down?

Brush tongue: Try brushing your tongue to remove the coating. Usually there is food and bacterial debris on the tongue that causes the coating. Allergies and post nasal drip can cause your throat to be sore and have the feeling that there is something in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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What is dangly nodule hanging down from back of throat?

What is dangly nodule hanging down from back of throat?

Uvula: Hello. It sounds like you are describing the uvula. This structure is an extension of the soft palate and has a normal mucosa covering over muscle tissue. The uvula is thought to direct food and liquids down into the throat as we swallow and to prevent it from traveling back into the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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What medication should I take for drainage down throat?

Antihistamine meds: Take OTC antihistamine medication to reduce the amount of mucus in your sinuses and stop sinus drainage in your throat. For definitive treatment of post-nasal drip see your PCP. ...Read more

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How does it feels when mucus or cold is down in your throat?

How does it feels when mucus or cold is down in your throat?

Lowsy: It doesn't feel good when you have a cold in your throat. It is typically painful when you swallow and mucus can generally add to the level of congestion which may make breathing more difficult. Stay well hydrated and consider Guaifenesin if mucus is thick. Hope this helps! ...Read more