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I have small lump nodes around my neck , should I be worried ? Because I had protected sex and after that I had dry throat, Thick white coat at tongue

I have small lump nodes around my neck , should I be worried ? Because I had protected sex and after that I had dry throat, Thick white coat at tongue

Lymphadenopathy: 18 yo male with 'diffuse' palpable lymph nodes is most likely self-limited due to a viral infection like flu. Go see a primary doc if don't go away after a month. Could also be mono if unusually fatigued, weak, or tired all the time. In which case, you might be infectious. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can dry throat and mouth be caused by dry weather? It has been cold, plus being indoors with the heat on makes it worst.

Can dry throat and mouth be caused by dry weather? It has been cold, plus being indoors with the heat on makes it worst.

Maybe: depending on what type of heat you use the air may be very dry. could also be the start of an upper respiratory infection. rarely there are some autoimmune conditions and sometimes some meds can do it. I wouldn't stress out. if it doesn't get better then see your physician. ...Read more

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I sleep with my mouth open and the fan on and can't seem to find a cure for my dry throat. What could be the problem?

I sleep with my mouth open and the fan on and can't seem to find a cure for my dry throat. What could be the problem?

Stuffy nose?: Your throat will dry out if you breathe through your mouth through the night. You would generally do so if you can't breathe through your mouth. Some medications can dry your throat. Harsh toothpaste can dry your throat. Try biotene mouthwash and toothpaste. See an ent. ...Read more

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Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy?Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy?Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read more

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I have dark, symmetrical discolorations on my lip. I had thyroid problems, but now im ok, just some antibody is high in my body. Causes and cure...?

I have dark, symmetrical discolorations on my lip. I had thyroid problems, but now im ok, just some antibody is high in my body. Causes and cure...?

Rule out PJ: There are many causes of pigmented lips, but the one i'm most interested in ruling out is peutz-jegher's. Direct your physician's attention to the lesions at your next visit. ...Read more

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Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Can neck trauma due to a car accident cause thyroid problems?

Usually hemorrhage: Hemorrhage from trauma into normal thyroid gland is rare but can cause hoarseness and difficulty breathing if large mass effect. Diagnosis of thyroid gland hematoma can be made with laryngoscopy and cervical computed tomography. This can be treated conservatively with eventual decrease in size and improved clinical condition.Obviously need to be under doctor's supervision.Thyroid returns to normal. ...Read more

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Was just diagnosed with GERD/LPR. Have the sensation of dry throat and mouth and feel tightness in my throat. Will my throat close? Its uncomfy!

Was just diagnosed with GERD/LPR. Have the sensation of dry throat and mouth and feel tightness in my throat. Will my throat close? Its uncomfy!

No: Your throat won't close, but could have the sensation it will. If in fact your symptoms are GERD related, ask your doctor if an endoscopic (Stretta) or surgical procedure (fundoplication) would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...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