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What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...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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I have the feeling of a ball/lump in back throat , it don't hurt...But uncomfortable. And hard to explain. How should I say it to e-n-t specialist?

I have the feeling of a ball/lump in back throat , it don't hurt...But uncomfortable. And hard to explain. How should I say it to e-n-t  specialist?

Globus sensation: Let the ENT know you have a "globus sensation". He/she will conduct a thorough examination including a flexible laryngoscopy to make sure it is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Feels like I have air in my throat that only goes away when I swallow or drink something. But then it comes back. Feels like a ball of air?

Feels like I have air in my throat that only goes away when I swallow or drink something. But then it comes back. Feels like a ball of air?

Air in throat: This is probably nothing to worry about. You can try to pop the ear and make sure this is not a Eustachian tube dysfunction. Make sure you are not swallowing a lot of air. Are you bloated? Avoid carbonated beverages if you are. I hope you feel better. Have a good weekend. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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I occassionally feel like I have a ball stuck that tightens my throat and comes with a strain on my right upper chest or sometimes right upper back.

Silent Reflex: Those are the symptoms of silent reflex: excessive throat clearing persistent cough hoarseness a "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away with repeated swallowing other symptoms include: a sensation of postnasal drip or excess throat mucus trouble swallowing trouble breathing sore throat if that what you have, call your doctor he will help you. ...Read more

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About 3-4 weeks ago my throat, the back of my tongue, & my ear drums hurt when i swallow and yawn. & when i swallow a feel a big ball is in my throat.

See a dentist: If you still have the symtoms 4 weeks later then it would be in your best interest to see a dentist or doctor asap. There are multiple possibilites from tmd to dental abbscess and you need a professional to help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches , big ball back of my tonsils , and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches , big ball back of my tonsils , and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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