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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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Hi I am 49 years, i don't smoke or either drink , still I have this throat discomfort, always feeling dry and redness and sore throat from past 2 year?

Hi I am 49 years, i don't smoke or either drink , still I have this throat discomfort, always feeling dry and redness and sore throat from past 2 year?

Could be a number: It could be a number of things. Reflux can cause a sore throat. I notice under additional information that you throat blisters---if these are ulcers instead of blisters it could other conditions such as lupus. See doctor to have this checked out. ...Read more

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One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

Possibly: Allergic conjunctivitis causes redness, watering and itching. The conjunctiva (inside of your eyelid) can have a cobblestone appearance. Sinus congestion is also common. If symptoms get better with an antihistamine (benadryl/dihpenhydramine) or Zyrtec/cetirizine) then it's allergies. However, allergies do not usually give a sore throat. Viral URI causes sore throat, congestion, conjunctivitis ...Read more

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Could my eye redness be related to a sore throat?

Could my eye redness be related to a sore throat?

Probably : This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sore throat redness and a dark blue green color on both sides. Can't swollen much food could this be a strep throat?

Sore throat redness and a dark blue green color on both sides. Can't swollen much food could this be a strep throat?

Infection: Your symptoms sound like a throat infection. Generally a strep throat is fiery red in color with dots on the soft palate and maybe white exudate on the tonsils.Blue Green color is unusual for strep. Get your doctor to have a look and get a culture done. Drinks plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I have redness at my throat which is normal for a sore throat but my lymph nodes in my throat are swelling(?) or its like ulcer.

I have redness at my throat which is normal for a sore throat but my lymph nodes in my throat are swelling(?) or its like ulcer.

Your lymph nodes are: actually felt from the outside (your neck...what most people call "swollen glands.") What you are describing are your tonsils which are in the back of the throat and are different sizes in different people. They do swell up as they are helping to fight throat infections. You could have strep throat/strep tonsillitis or a viral infection (such as mono). Please see your doctor to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula? No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula?  No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Consider symptoms: Usually strep throat has only sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. I it is viral ( much more common) it is often accompanied by nasal congestion or cough. ...Read more

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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