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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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How come my throat ache and feel swollen?

How come my throat ache and feel swollen?

Probable infection: 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 helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Can my throat ache be caused by me teeth?

Can my throat ache be caused by me teeth?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are erupting or that are inflammed can make it feel like you have a sore throat. Have your dentist check out your teeth and if they are fine, see your physician for the sore throat. ...Read more

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I had an explosive sneeze with closed mouth. I know it might sound funny but now my throat aches terribly. Is it possible I have damaged something?

I had an explosive sneeze with closed mouth. I know it might sound funny but now my throat aches terribly. Is it possible I have damaged something?

Not funny: Most important to leave mouth open and sneeze into your bent elbow/shoulder area. This prevents tremendous forces in your sinuses. You may have strained your posterior pharyngeal (throat) muscles and soft palate muscles . You can also cause tremendous pressure on your eyes with this kind of sneeze. Give it some rest and see your MD if it does not improve in a few days. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a headache all day and now my throat aches. It's not sore at all, it just aches when i swallow. Am i getting sick? Any over counter medicine?

Ibuprofen: It is possible that you are getting sick (viral or bacterial). Try taking Ibuprofen 400 mg every 4-6 hours with food and see if it helps. Call your pcp if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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My throat aches when i press the outside of my throat. I don't have any pain when i swallow. My ear aches as well, have head aches on/off. Nose clear?

Sounds like spasm: What you are describing sounds like muscle spasm to me. The discomfort in your ear headaches and discomfort in your neck can be due to spasm and inflammation of muscle tissue. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you chew gum? Do you have problems with your teeth? Try a soft diet, anti-inflammatory medication, ice to wherever your head, jaw and neck hurts and a consultation with your dentist. ...Read more

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Left ear clogged and painful. Ear infection? Also makes my throat ache(0-2 pain) medicine helps sometimes. Is this serious? Should i call my doctor?

Left ear clogged and painful. Ear infection? Also makes my throat ache(0-2 pain) medicine helps sometimes. Is this serious? Should i call my doctor?

.: If you have an ear pain and a throat irritation, it is a high possibility that you have an ear infection. Contact your physician to check for necessity of any treatment. Yes you will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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