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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 usually feel as if I have a frog in my throat, it will be dry & attempts to cough it out fails. Happens most mornings & when i drink coffee .

I usually feel as if I have a frog in my throat, it will be dry & attempts to cough it out fails. Happens most mornings & when i drink coffee .

Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are typical of gastroesophageal reflux and may be relieve by an otc acid reducer. If you have occasional heartburn, that is confirmatory. But if you do not have hearburn, it does not rule out acid reflux as it is often "silent." except for the cough, of course. ...Read more

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What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

Fluids and vaporizer: Drink plenty of fluids during the day to hydrate and place a cool mist vaporizer in your bedroom. ...Read more

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What causes long lasting sore throats?

What causes long lasting sore throats?

Sore throat: If you are having problems with reflux this can cause a chronic sore throat. Stay away from spicy foods, caffeine, and red sauce. Follow up with your doctor if you are having this problem, you may need further treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Does going outside with wet hair cause sore throats?

Does going outside with wet hair cause sore throats?

Myth: There has been no clinical association between going outside with wet hair and developing a sore throat. ...Read more

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What cause throat feel like its closing?

What cause throat feel like its closing?

Possibilities: If you've just eaten or otherwise been exposed to something to which you're allergic, your sensation of throat closing could be from anaphylaxis. This would be accompanied by wheezing and difficult respiration. In this case, you need to get to er quickly. If this is not the case, then it's also possible your symptoms are coming from anxiety . . . For which there are good treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a throat obstruction just on one side of the throat? What would be the cause?

Is it possible to have a throat obstruction just on one side of the throat? What would be the cause?

Throat obstruction: yes. there are many potential causes. foreign object (fish bones), trauma, blood clot, and growth over time are among the most common. getting a formal exam by your doctor and/or ENT specialist should be your next step. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

What are the common causes of persistent throat problem?

PERSISTANT THROAT PR: Common causes are 1 allergy 2 gastro esophageal reflux 3 infectious mononucleosis 4 viral infections 5 throat irritation from low humidity, smoking, air pollution, yelling, post nasal drip 6 chronic fatigue syndrome 7 persistant mouth breathing, due to stuffy nose. ...Read more

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What would cause your throat to swell and feel like its closing?

What would cause your throat to swell and feel like its closing?

Reflux: If this is a chronic feeling, the most common cause is acid reflux (coming up into your throat). The acid can cause some mild swelling of your voicebox which will feel like your throat is closing. If it it happens all of a sudden then it could be from something much more concerning and you should be seen. ...Read more

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