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

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