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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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What helps sore throats?

What helps sore throats?

Sore Throat: The best treatment for a site throat depends on the cause of the sore throat. If you have strep, you need an antibiotic. If you have a virus, you need hydration, rest, and symptom control. Another cause of sore throats is post nasal drip from allergies. Gargling with warm salt water can help some with all of them. ...Read more

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Sore throat medications?

Sore throat medications?

OTC pain meds: Many people think in terms of a gargle but Ibuprofen is pretty good at pain relief & should help your throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) comes in a liquid for people who's sore throat makes it hard to swallow pills. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How to relieve sore throat?

Home remedies: I agree with dr. Kwok. Saltwater gargles help. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey. Sip. ...Read more

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How do sore throat lozenges work?

How do sore throat lozenges work?

Usually have...: Usually have a mucoid soothing agent like glycerine and/or menthol or eucalyptus which is also soothing and "opening" and/or some type of mild topical anesthetic such as benzocaine. They do not kill disease causing bacteria such as strep. ...Read more

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What helps a sore throat?

What helps a sore throat?

Depends: Knowing the cause of the symptom will direct the type of treatment needed. For example: a viral upper respiratory infection - otc analgesics; bacterial infection - antibiotics; reflux - reflux dietary changes ± meds. Recommend medical evaluation to determine cause to dictate treatment. ...Read more

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Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

Home remedies for a strep throat and sore throat?

See below.: If you have been diagnosed with a strep test and definitely have strep, please take and complete the course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If you are waiting for a test result or waiting for the antibiotic to start working, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids and eat soft foods. If you haven't been seen yet, please do see your doctor. ...Read more

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Remedy for sore throat?

Remedy for sore throat?

Sore throat relief: Gargle with salt water. Drink tea with honey. Suck on popsicles. Take something to relieve pain like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Lots of chicken soup and tlc. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Will a gargle help a sore throat?

Helps it feel better: If sore throat is from a common virus, gargling will certainly make it feel better in the short term. Yes, your probably killing a whole bunch of germs (virus or bacteria) when you gargle but they come back (multiply) pretty darn fast. So don't gargle to get rid of a sore throat faster, gargle cause it makes you feel better for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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How to relive throat discomfort associated with sore throat?

How to relive throat discomfort associated with sore throat?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain 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 sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Please help me with curing cough and sore throat?

Cough: If viral, no real cure. Just symptom relief and time. If bacterial, then appropriate antibiotics may shorten duration of illness. Always include your doctor if symptoms are not improving in what you feel is an appropriate time frame or are worsening/concerning. ...Read more

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How to soothe a sore throat.?

How to soothe a sore throat.?

Sore throat: Most sore throats are viral and must go its course, but may be strep which should be treated with antibiotics. A teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and then gargle may be soothing. A sore throat which persists beyond 5-7 days should prompt a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

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Might green tea help my headache sore throat and runny nose?

Might green tea help my headache sore throat and runny nose?

Possibly: The tea might soothe your throat. The steam from the hot tea and the fluid may also help loosen mucous. Chicken soup has also been known to help. ...Read more

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