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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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I use to have a irritation in my throat but i recovered from it but as soon as i recovered started to get light headed i don't know why please help !

I use to have  a irritation in my throat but i recovered from it but as soon as i recovered started to get light headed i don't know why please help !

Tough one: Unfortunately, this is vague and not enough for any specific suggestion to be given to you. See your primary care doctor for a general comprehensive check up. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for a week now. It started with an irritation in my throat. It is not dry cough there is mucus. I also feel heavy in my chest.

I have been coughing for a week now. It started with an irritation in my throat. It is not dry cough there is mucus. I also feel heavy in my chest.

Avg cough = 18d: A recent study concluded that the average duration of a cough illness lasted approximately 18 days. So the bad news is that someone who's been coughing for a week has another 10 days of cough left on average. However, if s/he is feeling short of breath and/or having fevers, sweats & chills, it's best to go see one's family doc. Antibiotics aren't warranted for every (cough) illness. ...Read more

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I have daily headaches, a slight irritation in my throat daily that subsides when I cough once, I feel dizzy sometimes, what could this be?

See your PCP: Chronic Daily Headache. The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorder or sleep disturbance. See your PCP for evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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W/ cough for 9 days.no fever no phlegm just an irritation in my throat as well as throat pain.i took 10mg loratadine dis am can i take another 10mg?

W/ cough for 9 days.no fever no phlegm just an irritation in my throat as well as throat pain.i took 10mg loratadine dis am can i take another 10mg?

See doctor: Did you catch a cold recently? If yes, then it may be from a sinus infection. If you have not, then acid reflux may be a potentially cause . If the cough goes on for another week, you should see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite.Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Is it normal to have an increased cough if I recently quit smoking? I would think it should be the opposite.Also have chest irritation and sore throat

Yes its normal: All the symptoms you're describing can happen after you stop smoking. You might also have gotten a viral infection. Best thing is to 'stay on the wagon' don't start smoking again, and see how you do after another few weeks. If it persists, or if you develop fever, go get checked out. ...Read more

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I have been having headaches when i cough feel tired/weak eye irritation chest congestion throat burn when going to eat or drink anything. ?

I have been having headaches when i cough  feel tired/weak eye irritation chest congestion throat burn when going to eat or drink anything. ?

Most likely virus: These symptoms sound viral in nature. You can get cough, congestion and conjunctivitis from a virus. For the eyes best treatment is artificial tears for the irritation. Treat any fever.Drink lots of fluids. If you don't improve or significantly worsen check with your family doctor to make get throat culture to make sure its not bacterial. ...Read more

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Can having a habit of yelling increase your risk of throat cancer? Due to irritation in ur throat

Can having a habit of yelling increase your risk of throat cancer? Due to irritation in ur throat

Yes and no: any chronic,multiple irritation to the throat will increase the chance of throat cancer.this is how smoking cause throat cancer direct irritation.now yelling in general does irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness .and that at least could confuse and delayed the early diagnosis since hoarseness is the first red flag for throat cancer. ...Read more