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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.
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After a nap my ears were hurting. Only one is now hurting especially when I swallow no sore throat or fever?

After a nap my ears were hurting.  Only one is now hurting especially when I swallow no sore throat or fever?

Earache: It could be a result of infection or allergies. Need to see your pcp if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Just now j realized that my throat hurts ALOT! When I swallow it feels like a big lump that hurts bad. I know it's not a sore throat. It really hurts?

Just now j realized that my throat hurts ALOT! When I swallow it feels like a big lump that hurts bad. I know it's not a sore throat. It really hurts?

Tonsilitis: can cause a lot of pain when they are big .and makes it even more difficult to swallow, Have your doctor take a look in the throat and you can look for yourself. ...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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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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What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside . I'm confusedto swallow . What could this be?

What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside . I'm confusedto swallow . What could this be?

Get checked.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had a sore throat . It hurts to swallow . ?

Hi. I have had a sore throat . It hurts to swallow . ?

Sore throat: Follow up with doc today. May have strep so you need to be tested .or coull be viral , mycoplasma or from post nasal drip . But need to test for strep . ...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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Sore throat hurts so much i can't swallow or sleep. What is recommended?

Have it evaluated: Most sore throats are viral but some are due to bacteria such as strep. See your doctor if it that bad. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sore throat it hurts bad when i swallow how can I help it?

I have a really bad sore throat it hurts bad when i swallow how can I help it?

Sore throat: You can first try some Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray. If the sore throat progresses to the point where just getting in fluids is difficult, an antibiotic might help. If the pain is only on one side, consider seeing a doctor about this. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a really bad sore throat and it hurts a lot when I swallow?

What should I do if I have a really bad sore throat and it hurts a lot when I swallow?

Sore throat: Try some chloraseptic spray from the pharmacy and gargle with warm salt water. Add 1 to 2 tsp salt to 8 onces of water and gargle. If you have fevers or chills you may need to go to an urgent care or call your doctor to get an antibiotic and or get your throat swabbed to rule out strep throat. If you are coughing up colored phlegm you may also need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

Examine sore throat: When someone has been sick for about a week with a cold, and the symptoms seem to have improved, but then a new symptom appears or the symptoms relapse and get worse, it sometimes means there is a secondary infection. That's actually the best time to see a doctor, because the secondary infections are more likely to be bacterial and to respond to antibiotics than the first ones, which are viral. ...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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Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

See your GP: If the chest pain followed a sore throat it may be you have bronchitis or even pneumonia. Did you take antibiotics? if so you might have thrush in the mouth or esophagus.
It is difficult to say without more information, but if pain is described as heavy, then you need to see your doctor to be absolutely sure it is not heart related. ...Read more

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I got sore throat had it for about 3 weeks now feels like got something stuck in it hard swallow hurts and sometimes burns i touch it scared?

Sore throat: At this point you should see your primary care doctor to check your throat and perform a swab. It may be possible that you need antibiotics, however a good physical exam is needed. ...Read more

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I have somedays difficulty in swallowing like if I had a sore throat but I went to the doctors and he told me he don't see anything. It doesn't hurt?

I have somedays difficulty in swallowing like if I had a sore throat but I went to the doctors and he told me he don't see anything. It doesn't hurt?

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

Viral vs. bacterial: The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills). Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat . It's not a cough it's just a really bad itch an everytime i swallow it hurts . Please advise.

I have a really sore throat . It's not a cough it's just a really bad itch an everytime i swallow it hurts . Please advise.

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes? (i don't use drugs at all)

Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes?  (i don't use drugs at all)

Virus vs Strep: Most severe sore throats are viral in nature, but strep throat is a possibility. Mononucleosis ( the kissing disease) is caused by the epstein barr virus and is common in your age group. ...Read more

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I have severe congestion, very sore throat, and low grade temperature. Hurts to swallow and my snot is thick and green. What should I do?

I have severe congestion, very sore throat, and low grade temperature. Hurts to swallow and my snot is thick and green. What should I do?

Go to the Doctor: You are describing the very definition of when one goes in to see their family physician. It is time to sign off of the app and to call your family doctor to get in to be seen today. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat a couple of days ago+it hurt when i swallowed+it felt like there was a lump on the side. Now i just have a cough+sore throat?

I had a sore throat a couple of days ago+it hurt when i swallowed+it felt like there was a lump on the side. Now i just have a cough+sore throat?

Throat Swab: I would see a doctor to look into the throat and definitely ask for a throat swab to rule out an infection. It could be a viral infection or it could just be allergies. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat. Hurts very much to swallow. Other than that, I feel great. I have been smoking weed a lot this summer. Do you think thats why?

I have a sore throat. Hurts very much to swallow. Other than that, I feel great. I have been smoking weed a lot this summer. Do you think thats why?

Probably!: Consider refraining form further smoking for the rest of the summer. If the pain remains as vivid, schedule a visit with your primary care physician for a thorough examination to rul anything else out. ...Read more

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