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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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We have a forest fire in town and it feels like there is something stuck in my throat (there's not). I have asthma. What can I do until the fires gone?

We have a forest fire in town and it feels like there is something stuck in my throat (there's not). I have asthma. What can I do until the fires gone?

Go see your doctor: We're got a forest fire raging close to vegas & many of our asthma & emphysema patients are coming in short of breath asking for more of their rescue inhalers which we refer to as short-acting beta agonists (saba). Or you might ask for a higher dose laba (long-acting beta agonist and/or higher dose inhaled corticosteroid). Bottom line, lots of options, so go see your family doc. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat for 2 weeks now it feels like there is something stuck in my throat but i have noting stuck in there swollen aswell?

I have  this sore throat for 2 weeks now it feels like there is something stuck in my throat but i have noting stuck in there swollen aswell?

Seasonal Allergies: This time of year, these symptoms are often caused by seasonal allergies. The sore throat is from irritation due to the mucous drainage. An antihistamine/decongestant (such as Loratadine D) can help immensely. If this doesn't work, your doctor could prescribe a steroid if they feel it is indicated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for 10 days. No fever, negative for strep. Painful to swallow and it always feels like there is something stuck in my throat.

I have had a sore throat for 10 days. No fever, negative for strep. Painful to swallow and it always feels like there is something stuck in my throat.

See an ENT specialis: An otolaryngologist (ENT) is able to examine the back of your tongue, lingual tonsils, and the are around your voice box to see if that is the source of your inflammation, throat pain, foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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My symptoms are sore throat inflamed tonsils throat hurts 24/7 it hurts to breathe it feels like there is something stuck in my throat chest pain?

My symptoms are
sore throat 
inflamed tonsils 
throat hurts 24/7 
it hurts to breathe 
it feels like there is something stuck in my throat 
chest pain?

Seek care: The part that protects your airway called the epiglottis could be infected and could be serious or you could have an infection like an abscess at the back of the tonsil. That can be serious too! you née to see a doctor before something bad happens! ...Read more

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It feels like I have something stuck in my throat, what should I do? I was eating beef jerky yesterday and it went down the wrong way so i coughed and thought i got it out. I have eaten and drank since then but it feels like there is something still stuc

It feels like I have something stuck in my throat, what should I do? I was eating beef jerky yesterday and it went down the wrong way so i coughed and thought i got it out.  I have eaten and drank since then but it feels like there is something still stuc

The : The feeling of a lump in the throat is called "globus." the most common cause of the feeling is inflammation. It can be stress induces and very infrequently from a mass (lymphnode, thyroid, etc.). I think in your case, it most likely due to trauma from the episode you descibed. Maybe that is exacerbated by underlying silent reflux of acid into the throat area. If it does not subside over the next few days, a visit to an otolaryngologist for an evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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I feel like there is something stuck in my throat, stomach pain also. It is usually after I eat or drink anything, and in the morning. It'sbeen2weeks.

I feel like there is something stuck in my throat, stomach pain also. It is usually after I eat or drink anything, and in the morning. It'sbeen2weeks.

Throat issue: You may have a minor throat irritation form an infection (virus or bacteria) or even mild reflux causing the throat issue, especially after eating food, etc. Since it has been 2 weeks without resolution, get in to see the Doc. God luck. ...Read more

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Had a sore left tonsil for a week and now i feel like there is something stuck in my throat when i swallow. I can still eat/drink. What could this be?

Had a sore left tonsil for a week and now i feel like there is something stuck in my throat when i swallow. I can still eat/drink. What could this be?

Tonsilitis: After a tonisilitis it can take weeks to heal fully, during which time the healing tissues may feel different. Sipping warm liquids (hot tea) can help. Throat lozenges also can alleviate this symptom. ...Read more