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I have white streaks on my tonsils, and mucus running down my throat. Is this tonsillitis? Or something else

I have white streaks on my tonsils, and mucus running down my throat. Is this tonsillitis? Or something else

Post nasal drip: You do not have pain in your throat. You can have post nasal drip from various causes such as allergies, sinus troubles, cold, flu. See your doctor. ...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


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Since yesterday I have a warm feeling running down my throat, I feel it more on my left side I feel some what congested, at times I have to clear my throat

Since yesterday I have a warm feeling running down my throat, I feel it more on my left side I feel some what congested, at times I have to clear my throat

This: This is called post nasal drip. The mucous produced in your nose as a result of a cold or allergies can travel from your nose down into your throat. This feels exactly how you described your symptoms "warm feeling running down my throat." the key to stopping this is to take an anti-histamine like Claritin or alavert and sudafed when you are congested.
If your symptoms persists you may have a condition called allergic rhinitis which your doctor can treat with a steroid nasal spray.
Take care. ...Read more

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I keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood I have had this for two d?

I keep waking in the morning with blood running down my throat, today a thick clot of mucus dropped down to with fresh blood I have had this for two d?

Nose bleed: This can occur as a result of trauma, infection, nasal lesion, medication side effect (eg blood thinners or nasal steroids) or other more rare triggers. ENT docs can use a scope to both identify the source and treat any potential causes. ...Read more

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Hello! I recently have had drainage running down my throat the past week and now have three white sores appear in the back of my throat. Any idea of what it could be?

Hello! I recently have had drainage running down my throat the past week and now have three white sores appear in the back of my throat. Any idea of what it could be?

Post nasal drainage: Typically, Post Nasal Drainage (PND) is either allergic or viral in origin. In most cases conservative treatment with a mucolytic medicine or antihistamine will help. The white areas - depending on where they are - might be small viral ulcers, tonsil debris or inflammatation. Worsening of symptoms like sore throat associated with fever, chills, fatigue, etc would warrant further investigation. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with a stuffy nose, and constantly have mucous running down my throat?

Why do I wake up with a stuffy nose, and constantly have mucous running down my throat?

? rhinosinusitis: Which means inflammation of your nasal passges / sinuses. You need to see your doctor / ENT / Allergist, meanwhile use saline nasal washes at least once or twice a day, good luck ...Read more

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I've been prone to nose bleeds since I was little, but they've been running down my throat for the last year or so. Is that normal?

I've been prone to nose bleeds since I was little, but they've been running down my throat for the last year or so. Is that normal?

Let explain: Nosebleeds are divided into two types, depending on whether the bleeding is coming from the front or back of the nose.
When the bleeding come from the front usually the bleeding come to the front.
When the bleeding comes from the back of the nose usually drop in the back. Do you high blood pressure? ...Read more

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Thick white drainage running down my throat...hard to swallow it. Even taking a drink doesn't wash it away. Nasal congestion only one side. Thoughts?

Thick white drainage running down my throat...hard to swallow it. Even taking a drink doesn't wash it away. Nasal congestion only one side. Thoughts?

Postnasal drip: I would have some concern that this is an upper respiratory viral infection, that may be turning into a bacterial sinus infection; or it could be a flare up of allergies. If you don't typically have allergies and your symptoms have been going on for more than 7-10 days, bacterial infection is more likely. More information is needed and I would suggest seeing a doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

Epistaxis: Sounds like your nose is bleeding towards the back of your nose. You should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

Get checked: Your local ENT can give you a good checkup to make sure there are no masses or lesions in your nose causing any bleeding or help to decrease the mucous which might be giving you this sensation. ...Read more

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Hi the flap is skin down my throat that points downwards feels like its stuck upwards and is really irritating me please help I'm so worried?

Uvula: It sounds like you are describing your uvula. It is like a punching bag that hangs from your soft palate. Do you snore every night? Sometimes it can be sore from chronic snoring. Or it could be simple inflammation that will resolve on its own. Eating a soft and bland diet and drinking plenty of liquids are helpful. If it is still bothersome, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I feel burning down my throat since I woke up?

I feel burning down my throat since I woke up?

Burning/ 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. ...Read more

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I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

Stop the snot: I would start w/ antihistamine such as loratidine or even benedryl. Consider nasal saline rinse or netty pot. Stay hydrated - if persists/worsens, see your primary care provider as you may benefit from a nasal steroid or other such treatment. ...Read more

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What is the flap I feel when I stick my finger down my throat?

What is the flap I feel when I stick my finger down my throat?

Well, that: Would depend on how far you are sticking your finger down your throat before you feel it... If you are concerned about something abnormal consult with an ENT doctor to examine your throat. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 19 and my throat is on for I've tried everything n it's not day 3 just to swallow is like a knife going down my throat any suggestions Thanks?

Hey I'm 19 and my throat is on for I've tried everything n it's not day 3 just to swallow is like a knife going down my throat any suggestions Thanks?

Possible strep: You may have a step infection that is causing your discomfort. If it is not getting any better and you are running a fever, you should go to your medical doctor, or an urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

Unsure: Hold head forward and pressure on the sides of your nose. Doing move your hands. If the bleeding continues get to the er. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to be sick fast without sticking things down my throat?

What do you suggest to be sick fast without sticking things down my throat?

Are you asking about: Other ways to induce vomiting without use of your fingers or other objects to stimulate your gag reflex? If so, that would not be healthy & it would not be in your best interest for providers to give you alternatives to purge yourself. If I have missed the point of your question, please re-ask and clarify. Take care. ...Read more

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About a week ago I noticed a sensation as if food was caught going down my throat. It always goes away and is worse with large bites. What could this be?

About a week ago I noticed a sensation as if food was caught going down my throat. It always goes away and is worse with large bites. What could this be?

Stricture: You have an injury or a scar called an esophageal stricture. Please go see your doctor about this. It should never be ignored. ...Read more

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I have mucus poring down my throat what should I do?

Post nasal drip: Common causes are allergy, upper respiratory infection, sinus irritation. The treatments are straight forward once a diagnosis is made. See ur dr. ...Read more

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I always feel a mucus feeling near my trachea I try to clear it but nothing goes down my throat so what can I do?

See an ENT: This sensation very often is due to acid reflux, even if you do not typically feel heartburn. This may be occurring during evening when you are sleeping and lying flat. I would recommend you see an ENT for an endoscopy of your upper airway. This is very easily tolerated in the office. ...Read more

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Can sometimes feel mucous coming down but it stops before going down my throat. Try to cough it out but won't come out that way either.

Can sometimes feel mucous coming down but it stops before going down my throat. Try to cough it out but won't come out that way either.

Drink more fluids: I suggest you drink more fluids for your mucus to be more liquefied and easier to expectorate
If that does not help you can take over the counter expectorant like Guifenesin ...Read more

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Can I get sick from the neti pot solution going down my throat?

Can I get sick from the neti pot solution going down my throat?

It is usually a: Saline solution - so it shouldn't harm you if you swallow some. ...Read more

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I have problem eating food there's day I enjoy eating, and there is other day I have to force food down my throat? What is causing this?

Appetite is complex: Many things can affect your appetite: mood, weather, stress, physical discomfort or pain as well as stomach conditions. Do you feel hungry or have a desire for food? Does food make you feel discomfort, pain, nausea, bloating or emotionally upset? Does the reaction change with different kinds of food or under different circumstances? A clearer understanding of your symptoms will help us help you! ...Read more

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Hello, im having a problem I can't understand. I was working with alcohol, I was cleaning using alcohol. Suddenly, when I smelled it, down my throat?

Alcohol: Volatile compounds can irritate the throat. Review the package for instructions and can look up the material sheets on the following website http://www. Msdsonline. Com/msds-search/. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mucus constantly dripping down my throat?

How to get rid of mucus constantly dripping down my throat?

Mucus: Postnasal dripping of mucus is often due to excessive dryness in your home or workplace as nature tries to moisten your nasal membranes for you. Excessive dryness can be caused by heating or air conditioning. Postnasal drip can be caused by a sinus infection but in this case the mucus is yellow or greenish. If your mucus is thickened, take medication to loosen it. Your pharmacist can advise you ...Read more

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Recently today every time I swallow after a few seconds or so I feel something going down my throat what is it?

Recently today every time I swallow after a few seconds or so I feel something going down my throat what is it?

Irritation: Well need better history. As long as you have not injured theatres or swallowed a foreign object. It may just be an irritation. See how it goes. See if it resolves ...Read more