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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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The glands in my throat, neck and behind my ears keep swelling but I don't feel sick or anything when this happeneds, why could this be happening?

The glands in my throat, neck and behind my ears keep swelling but I don't feel sick or anything when this happeneds, why could this be happening?

Glands vs nodes: The first step in answering your question is whether you have swelling salivary glands or swelling lymph nodes. They are located close to each other and can be confused. The causes of swollen glands vs nodes are many and distinctly different. I would suggest a careful physical exam by someone knowledgable with head/neck anatomy. Glands vs nodes can usually be identified on exam alone. ...Read more

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I have a cold for the last week. A few days ago, I went to the doctor & was given Augmentin. Took 3 doses so far (a day & a half), but have very painful swollen glands in throat/neck. When will the antibiotic kick in & the swollen glands feel better?

I have a cold for the last week. A few days ago, I went to the doctor & was given Augmentin. Took 3 doses so far (a day & a half), but have very painful swollen glands in throat/neck. When will the antibiotic kick in & the swollen glands feel better?

A day or two: Before it usually gets better, it can be viral pharyngitis, and the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) won't work with it, give it until the end of the day, salt water gargles and pain killers like acetaminophen, rest and fluids, if no improvement, call/see your doctor for re-assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

Need exam!: It's hard to know without examining you. The glands you feel are lymph nodes. If they are enlarged and sore, that can mean you have an infection. The glands in your neck and throat drain your sinuses, head, throat & mouth. The glands in your armpits drain your arms/hands or chest/breasts. Enlarged glands are also a sign of cancer, particularly lymphoma, so you really need to see a doctor! ...Read more

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What can I do if glands in my neck / throat swell every time I eat?

What can I do if glands in my neck / throat swell every time I eat?

Duct problem: Hard to tell what you are referring to by "glands" but if the swelling involves salivary glands in your neck, this could be an indication of a blockage in the duct, possibly from a stone. You should discuss with your doctor or make an appointment with an otolaryngologist(ent). ...Read more

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I normally eat healthy all the time but when i eat something relatively unhealthy the glands in my neck (throat area) swell up and become painful?

I normally eat healthy all the time but when i eat something relatively unhealthy the glands in my neck (throat area) swell up and become painful?

Unusual but...: That is a very unusual reaction. Generally our glands will swell in response to infection or allergy, so I am guessing when this happens it is because you are eating something you are allergic to; your body may also be reacting to gmo foods. But food allergies are common ; this type of reaction is not. Honor the wisdom of your body and avoid eating any foods that cause this reaction. See comment:. ...Read more

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White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus. ?

White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus. ?

Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have very swollen infected throat, glands on neck were massive and jaundice. Just coughed up 1inch piece of tissue wity a stalk and veins run thru?

I have very swollen infected throat, glands on neck were massive and jaundice. Just coughed up 1inch piece of tissue wity a stalk and veins run thru?

Infection: This is an upper respiratory tract infection which is most likely viral which antibiotics don't help, but if symptoms linger or worsen, or if fever,chills,sweats, chest pain, wheezing or shortness of breath develop, you will need to be examined by a physician and antibiotics and a chest xray will then be needed. ...Read more