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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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Both ears hurt when i swallow. No sore throat and I'm not sick, and they don't hurt otherwise. What could it be?

Both ears hurt when i swallow. No sore throat and I'm not sick, and they don't hurt otherwise. What could it be?

Blocked eustachian: Eustachian tube is a small canal that connects the middle ear with the upper throat and back of the nose. It functions as an equalizer to regulate the air pressure inside the middle ear and outside environment. This tube opens while swallowing and yawning. Thus, blockage or dysfunction of the Eustachian tube can lead to inner earache when swallowing. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region.  It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat and it hurts to swallow . what should I do ?

I have had a sore throat and it hurts to swallow . what should I do ?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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How come when i get a sore throat, at night to hurts the most to swallow?

How come when i get a sore throat, at night to hurts the most to swallow?

Perhaps:: 1. Throat dries out more at night, makes swallowing more painful 2. Acid backwash from stomach contents occurs when you rest flat. 3. No distractions, may types of pain more annoying at night. Try salt water gargles, a humidifier, antacid and be seen if not getting better. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Whats the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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I've been having sore throat pain and it hurts tremendously to swallow and I don't know what to do ?

I've been having sore throat pain and it hurts tremendously to swallow and I don't know what to do
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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 or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for a month, im just wondering what it could be? It hurts to swallow and there are no other symptoms.

I have had a sore throat for a month, im just wondering what it could be?  It hurts to swallow and there are no other symptoms.

ENT doctor to check: An ENT doctor should evaluate a throat that has been sore for 1 month. An infection such as strep throat or a cold would have healed up by then. Allergies would cause noticeable mucus drip down the throat. Throat or palate ulcers would have healed up by then also, but sometimes new ones occur every few days. A doctor can look to see if there is a cancerous growth or something stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more