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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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My tongue is raw in the middle and my throat hurts really bad. The right side of my neck is a little swollen?

My tongue is raw in the middle and my throat hurts really bad. The right side of my neck is a little swollen?

See doctor: It sounds like you may have an infection, it is impossible to tell you if this is a virus or bacteria, like strep, causing this. The best thing to do is see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My throat hurts only on the right side it hurts when i swallow, also it hurts my right ear to, what could it be?

My throat hurts only on the right side it hurts when i swallow, also it hurts my right ear to, what could it be?

How long lasting?: Short term throat pain felt also in the ear can be just a virus. If your pain is severe or you have pain opening your mouth or f the pain continues over 10 days, you should get checked. Any trouble breathing requires attention immediately. ...Read more

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I have taken 10 days worth of amoxicillin for possible strep and my test came back negative. My throat still hurts on the right side.

I have taken 10 days worth of amoxicillin for possible strep and my test came back negative. My throat still hurts on the right side.

Viral infection?: Most sore throats are due to viruses, and no virus infection is helped by amoxiciillin or any other antibiotic. It just takes time to clear up on its own, sometimes as long as 2-3 weeks. Contact your doctor if your throat still is sore after another week or so -- or sooner if you have fever or the pain is severe. ...Read more

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Why does my throat hurt on right side when i yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Why does my throat hurt on right side when i   yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Yawning hurts: Best to have an exam of your throat to be sure there are no sores or masses. But, if it only hurts when you yawn, this sounds like muscle spasm due to some irritant. I would suspect you are experiencing reflux of acid up into your throat when you're sleeping. Go see an ENT for a complete exam. ...Read more

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My throat is hurting on the right side and my lypmnoh is red with white specs on it and looks irritaited?

My throat is hurting on the right side and my lypmnoh is red with white specs on it and looks irritaited?

Possible strep: It could be strep. You should have it tested to make sure. If it is negative try gargling with salt water for several days to see if it goes away on its own ...Read more

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The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender. ?

The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender. ?

Side of head tender: You likely have a form of infection in your throat, right ear, sinusitis, or even a tonsil abscess. You should seek medical evaluation and treatment now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my throat hurts on one side?

Concerning: At your age, there is reason to be concerned about cancerous lesions forming that are mostly caused by aggressive strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). If you still have your tonsils, it could be an infectious process on that side. You could even have throat pain on one side with laryngopharyngeal reflux, a type of acid reflux. You should go in as soon as possible for a laryngoscopy by an ent. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat hurts on the left side ?

What does it mean when your throat hurts on the left side ?

Pain: Pain indicates something wrong. if present more than 2 weeks, see ENT doc. Otherwise may be URI pharyngitis which is self limited. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat hurts only on the left side?

What does it mean when your throat hurts only on the left side?

Many : Many possibilities exist. Infection such as viral or bacterial tonsillitis, tonsillar abscess and also cancer can cause that. There are many other causes. It all depends on what other symptoms you have, your examination findings and your tobacco and alcohol use history. Get evaluated soon. ...Read more

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My right side throat hurts when i turn my head or get up from bed.

My right side throat hurts when i turn my head or get up from bed.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Side of my throat hurts when i cough and when i touch it, what's wrong?

Side of my throat hurts when i cough and when i touch it, what's wrong?

Cough: Your cough may be due to gerd and the acid may have irritated your throat. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Front left side of neck/throat hurts not a soar throat on outside?

See your doctor: This could be inflammation or infection in the skin, muscle , lymph node or thyroid in the area. It is difficult to know without examining you. It would be best if you saw you doctor for an evaluation and work-up as needed. ...Read more

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I can not swallow anything and the right side of my throat hurts when I do?

I can not swallow anything and the right side of my throat hurts when I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor. It may be unilateral infection behind a tonsil. ...Read more

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