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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 dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of treatment is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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White spots back of throat? No pain at all, throat feels a bit dry and is white

? mucus: If your throat isn't inflamed and you still have your tonsils, these white objects may be mucus accumulations in small pockets in your tonsils. Try gargling with salt water or nonalcoholic mouth wash. Otherwise have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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I have spots at the back of my throat which appear to be lymph tissue, and my throat has been dry alot and sometimes saw for 5 weeks. Is this serious?

I have spots at the back of my throat which appear to be lymph tissue, and my throat has been dry alot and sometimes saw for 5 weeks. Is this serious?

Pic worth 1000 words: I believe most of my colleagues would agree that they would need to see the back of your throat before giving an opinion. If you have a smartphone, I suggest you "say ahhh" while someone's shining a light into your mouth, take a pic, arrange for a virtual consult and then upload the pic so we can see what you're seeing. Altho we can't prescribe, we can give you useful advice. ...Read more

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Clear bubbles-like spots all over back of throat and feels scratchy/dry. Ideas?

Clear bubbles-like spots all over back of throat and feels scratchy/dry. Ideas?

ENT: Looks like you are having 'vesicular' lesions in the throat. I would suggest you to please consult ENT doctor for a thorough exam and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore throat and fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat is dry. Tongue is white and furry. Purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. Secondhand smoke is yes. Help pls?

Throat is dry. Tongue is white and furry. Purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. Secondhand smoke is yes. Help pls?

? pharyngitis: Use salt water gargles, pain killers and see your doctor soon, you need to be examined and might need prescription medications, take care ...Read more

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My daughters throat hurts, has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache, does she have tonsillitis?

My daughters throat hurts, has white spots in the back, and her mouth is really dry, and horrible headache, does she have tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: She may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis, inflammation of the back of the throat. White spots can be caused by many different things, including bacteria like Strep, and viruses like that causing hand, foot and mouth (coxsackie virus). A throat culture and exam by her doctor should help determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Single white spot in back of throat near tonsil, has been there for over a year. It's very soft.

Single white spot in back of throat near tonsil, has been there for over a year. It's very soft.

Tonsil stones: Your symptoms suggest tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths or calculi. Or they may be concretions in the tonsillar crypts. Any throat sore throat symptoms? If so, you may use salt water gargles (1/2 tsp per 1 cup water) several time daily, or OTC sore throat lozenges. In themselves, these tonsil stones are not a concern, except that they may be a cause for halitosis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I just got over strep about 2 wks ago now I have one white spot in back of throat. What could it be I bsrelyever get strep. Do I have to tonsil out?

I just got over strep about 2 wks ago now I have one white spot in back of throat. What could it be I bsrelyever get strep. Do I have to tonsil out?

Strep: It is possible to have a recurrence of strep. It is also possible you could have mononucleosis. Another alternative is you may just have a tonsillar stone in the fold of your tonsils that appear to be pus. If fever, throat swelling or worsening throat pain then get reevaluated. ...Read more

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Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

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Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

Could be viral URI: Use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles for the next day or two, if no improvement see your doctor, you might a prescription medication then, good luck ...Read more

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There is this small white spot on the back of my throat. What can it be?

There is this small white spot on the back of my throat. What can it be?

Possible cyst: A possible tonsil cyst or a tonsil stone. The cyst may form in different areas, even outside the normal confines of the tonsils. Almost never a cause of concern IF it is a tonsil cyst. Would show it to your doctor to let them evaluate it. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black spot at back of throat. Is this normal?

No: The black spot at back of throat is normal. Black and white spots oral mucous should be checked out by ent. ...Read more

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Not sure if I have an ulcer or spot at back of throat?

Throat ulcer/spot: Oral-pharynx marks spots ulcers need professional evaluation without delay. They are usually benign, but may be something else too. ...Read more

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I have white spot around tonsil and back of throat but I don't feel pain. I what I know what is that?

See an ENT: The spot could be a variety of thing ranging from tonsil cryptic debris (not an infection) to a cancerous tumor. Without looking at it it is next to impossible to tell you what it is. I would recommend seeing an ENT for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my tonsils back of my throat what does that mean?

Tonsil spot: Hello. It is hard to determine why your tonsil is discolored without examining you. It may represent a crevice or crater on the surface of your tonsil that could be totally normal. See your ENT for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my tonsils back of my throat what does that mean?

Unclear: This is best evaluated by a physical exam. See your primary care, and ask if an ENT referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more