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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of The Pharynx

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What is medical terminology for inflammation of both the pharynx and the larynx?

What is medical terminology for inflammation of both the pharynx and the larynx?

Laryngopharyngitis: Regardless of the cause, the terminology would be laryngopharyngitis. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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I had some inflammation on the side of my neck. Now a feel a lump. Could it be from the inflammation or could it be a cyst?

I had some inflammation on the side of my neck. Now a feel a lump. Could it be from the inflammation or could it be a cyst?

See a doctor: Without an exam it could potentially be either or even something else. See a doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in spine neck an low back but tests say no inflammation why?

I have inflammation in spine neck an low back but tests say no inflammation why?

Depends: Does an X-ray show 'inflammation' and an inflammatory marker lab doesn't? If so, that is normal. Inflammatory lab markers are usually elevated with infection or a severe inflammatory condition like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or other connective tissue diseases. Routine degeneration/inflammation of the spine such as with arthritis shouldn't show up in a lab. ...Read more

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Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

3T: For cartilage abnormalities, 3t imaging is great due to it's resolution capabilities, but still the imaging is dependent on the protocols set on each machine. I would trust the radiologist recommendation for which machine to use for your ailment. ...Read more

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Feel feverish, whole back especially feels hot and kind of stiff. Neck is stiff and painful as well. Is it just inflammation--or something worse?

Feel feverish, whole back especially feels hot and kind of stiff. Neck is stiff and painful as well. Is it just inflammation--or something worse?

Check your temp: If you have a temperature greater than 100F with a stiff neck, it's best if you go to the ER to make sure you don't have meningitis. Viral meningitis is more common in the spring and isn't as dangerous as bacterial meningitis. With any suspicious symptoms, it's better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have had intermittent pain in my neck, chest and arm for over a year. I had a thermagram that showed inflammation. What could be causing the pain?

I have had intermittent pain in my neck, chest and arm for over a year. I had a thermagram that showed inflammation. What could be causing the pain?

Many things: Wide spread inflammation is usually associated with autoimmune disorders. The circumstances you described, fibromyalgia is a likely diagnosis. A year is too long to wait while having pain. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Inflammation of carotid arteries. I have pain in the right side of my neck. I was told there was nothing that can be done except antinflamatory meds.

Well, yes: Cannot say in your particular case without direct exam.
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large vessel autoimmune diseases are treated with high dose steroids. High dose steroids are effective in large vessel disease. Other therapies (anti-rejection drugs, monoclonal antibodies) are being evaluated and likely to be helpful, but are not known definitely to work yet. ...Read more

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The lower part of my neck is swollen. Could that be a thyroid issue? We just got back from a long road trip. I didn't know if that is inflammation natural from sitting in a car for a couple days.

The lower part of my neck is swollen. Could that be a thyroid issue? We just got back from a long road trip. I didn't know if that is inflammation natural from sitting in a car for a couple days.

Doctor can check: If it's a thyroid problem, then the car trip would just be a coincidence. However, people who sit a lot on any kind of trip may get blood clots. The doctor will likely check to see if there is a blood clot that might be causing neck swelling. A tumor can also block blood flow, and cause neck swelling (and the car trip would again be a coincidence). It's time to see the doctor now, and not wait. ...Read more

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Could inflammation in neck make tinnitus 24/24?

No.: No. Tinnitus involves the vestibulocochlear nerve, which is a long way from your neck. Also, "inflammation in the neck" is way too vague. You have no idea how many tissues, organs and structures are packed into your neck. Inflammation of which of them? ...Read more

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How can I treat the throat inflammation in kids?

How can I treat the throat inflammation in kids?

Treatment: You treat them by taking them to the doctor to make sure they don't have a strep throat. Once that is determined you can give them ice cream or popsicles or have them gargle. ...Read more

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What can cause pain and inflammation of the tendons of the neck?

Many possibilities: Stress, heavy lifting, improper spinal alignment, poor sleep, and several other rheumatologic conditions can cause this. ...Read more

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Lump on the back of neck, almost 15 years old, it was pea sized lump with no pain. Since yesterday he is feeling pain with inflammation. Help pls.

Lump on the back of neck, almost 15 years old, it was pea sized lump with no pain. Since yesterday he is feeling pain with inflammation. Help pls.

Lymph node: I'm sorry he isn't feeling well. The lump is most likely an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes get bigger and tender when fighting off an infection. The infection may be close by (scalp may have lice or ringworm, a local skin infection, for example). Once the infection clears, the lymph node should also subside. If it doesn't, another reason will have to be investigated. Best to go see his doctor! ...Read more

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What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present? Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present? Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

Atherosaclerosis: The carotid and vertebrall arteirs feed the head and brain with arterial blood. Progressive blockage of the arteries is known as atherosclerosis. When the blockage becomes severe enough the patient may have just symptoms like dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness or eventually a stroke and may lose motor function of a limb, or may even lose consciousness. ...Read more

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Allergic to nsaids. Have frequent pain in neck, back from inflammation. Celebrex (celecoxib) a good choice?

Allergic to nsaids. Have frequent pain in neck, back from inflammation. Celebrex (celecoxib) a good choice?

Celebrex (celecoxib) is a NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nsaid, chat with your doctor, to figure out alternative treatments. ...Read more

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What causes upper right side belly inflammation dull swelling feeling an makes me sick an upper right side neck spasm an headache?

What causes upper right side belly inflammation dull swelling feeling an makes me sick an upper right side neck spasm an headache?

RUQ PAIN: HI, you have some symptoms that do not connect very well. The ruq pain could be gallstones or an ulcer, also a problem with the liver is also a considetation, you will need blood work and an US of the ruq.
The headache and neck spasm does not fit, omeprazole can cause headaches. ...Read more

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Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Any inflammation: Could cause enlargement of lymph nodes. If they are less than 1 cm in size, they are almost always not "pathologic" meaning it is very unlikely they harbor disease such as infection or malignancy. ...Read more

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Taking diclofen for inflammation using hot & cold compresses on shoulder still in a lot of pain. Pain radiates from shoulder 2 shoulder blade & neck?

Taking diclofen for inflammation using hot & cold compresses on shoulder still in a lot of pain. Pain radiates from shoulder 2 shoulder blade & neck?

Be seen: I would be seen just to make sure it is not a cardiac issue; that being said, one of the more common causes is a "pinched nerve" in the neck that can cause similar symptoms and there are many good non operative treatments that can help. ...Read more

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Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Diet v meds: Mild symptoms can be managed by avoiding acidic or spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, not eating 3-4 hours before bed, and eating smaller meals. If these measures don't help then otc antacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole. If not better in 4 weeks see md. ...Read more

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Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Swelling and inflammation in the back of my neck, from hurting it. How to relieve those symptoms at home? I've been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using ice.

Unfortunately...: Particularly if imaging was done and negative, you will likely be stiff and sore for 3-5 days (some run longer without a muscle relaxer). If longer, or distracting / worsening pain, get rechecked. ...Read more

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My throat is inflamed and I don't know why however it seems as if when I clear my throat of hack up mucus then it gets worse, could the inflammation b permnant?

My throat is inflamed and I don't know why however it seems as if when I clear my throat of hack up mucus then it gets worse, could the inflammation b permnant?

Possibly Allergy: It sounds like you might be suffering some allergy symptoms. It could be airborne or even a food allergy causing this. If it is only slightly annoying, try taking an allergy med over the counter but if it gets worse or is more troublesome, have it checked out. Even if the meds help, talk to your md next time you have your annual check-up. ...Read more

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My left side of throat hurts and the pain is spreading to head. Diagnosed with throat inflammation. Please advise if I need to do further tests.?

My left side of throat hurts and the pain is spreading to head. Diagnosed with throat inflammation. Please advise if I need to do further tests.?

Dr. Can re-check: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from other causes such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A rapid test swab can detect strep in 5 minutes. One must be sure to tell the doctor if any oral sex activities. ...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