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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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Please suggest a good hot tea recipe for soothing a sore throat?

Please suggest a good hot tea recipe for soothing a sore throat?

Warm teas: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?

I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?

Interesting: It may be some allergy to those. Try to stop sweet drinks and chocolate for few weeks, if cough and sore throat stops completely, then it proves you are allergic to these foods. ...Read more

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I have a really painful sore throat. I got it when I finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn.?

I have a really painful sore throat. I got it when I finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn.?

No link...: Unless the drink was shared with somebody....it should not be a factor. You can have a throat infection independent of the drink. Very rarely a contaminant in the drink can cause it. Hope you do not have a thyroid issue......... ...Read more

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What is good for a sore throat?

What is good for a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What's good for a sore throat? What's bad for it?

What's good for a sore throat? What's bad for it?

Sore Throat: 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. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

Is cranberry juice good for a sore throat?

No: It won't make it get better any faster, but if it feels good, drink it. ...Read more

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Is butter and sugar mixed together good for a sore throat?

Is butter and sugar mixed together good for a sore throat?

Uncertain: There is supposed to be an old fashioned remedy with warm milk, butter, honey, & sugar. I have no idea how effective it is. I usually recommend warm salt water for gargling. ...Read more

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What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more

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What's good for sore throat?

Hydrogen peroxide: You might try gargling with hydrogen peroxide rinse (. ...Read more

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Yoghurt good for sore throat?

Really cold yogurt: May feel soothing. 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 >. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for sore throat?

Depends on cause: Best medications for a sore throat depends on what is causing your throat to be sore. For moderate pain, over the counter pain medication may be sufficient. For reflux induced sore throat, will need something like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). If bacterial infection (fever, severe pain, etc), a culture may be needed and antibiotic prescribed. It is a good idea to see your physician for a check-up. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

Sore Throat: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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