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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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What's the best way to address a post nasal drip cough and sore throat. I am currently taking allegra once a day. Would a nasal spray help me more?

What's the best way to address a post nasal drip cough and sore throat. I am currently taking allegra once a day. Would a nasal spray help me more?

Worth a try: Nasal steroid is usually more effective than antihistamine but may take several days of daily use to get the best results. Consult an allergist if this does not work. ...Read more

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I've been using nasobec nasal spray for 3 days for blocked ears 2 sprays in each nostril 2 times a day now I have a really sore throat is this normal?

I've been using nasobec nasal spray for 3 days for blocked ears 2 sprays in each nostril 2 times a day now I have a really sore throat is this normal?

Yes: Nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) can commonly cause pharyngitis or sore throat as a side effect to the medication. This sensation could also be secondary to poorly controlled post-nasal drip which can also cause a sore throat sensation. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,

I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,

How: How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you spoken to an allergist and have you considered allergy shots? ...Read more

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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?

Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?

Time 2 c ur doctor: Self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better management, good luck ...Read more

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Can spray paint cause a sore throat?

Can spray paint cause a sore throat?

Yes: Inhaling spray paint fumes causes irritation to the lining of the airway, and that includes giving you a sore throat as well as lung and nose symptoms. You may also have eye irritation, headaches, nausea, vomiting. There are long term effects as well. ...Read more

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What can I do about persistent sore throat caused by, I think, post-nasal drip which I definitely have? I don't have a fever or cold.

What can I do about persistent sore throat caused by, I think, post-nasal drip which I definitely have? I don't have a fever or cold.

Treat the drip..: Treating the cause/drip is the way to go...
Currently, steroid nasal sprays are first-line treatment for nasal allergies. Antihistamines such as zyrtec/claritin/allegra/benadryl (available otc) may help, but steroid still the best. Often nasal allergies/congestion cause you to breath via mouth during sleep and thus inducing the sore throat. I suggest consulting your doc for eval/treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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I always have sore throat due to post nasal drop, caused by my alleegic rhinitis?

I always have sore throat due to post nasal drop, caused by my alleegic rhinitis?

Nasal spray: You should start using a steroid nasal spray to alleviate your congestion and your post nasal drip. Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Could using cocaine a few days ago be the cause of my sore throat? Possibly due to nasal drip maybe?

Could using cocaine a few days ago be the cause of my sore throat? Possibly due to nasal drip maybe?

Even casual use of: Cocaine can cause more harmful health issues than a sore throat or post nasal drip. Research has shown that casual users (once a month) who have discontinued use of cocaine, show signs of changes in their brain scans. Unlike alcohol, addiction 2 cocaine and serious life and medical complications can happen very quickly. Don't play with fire, avoid the drug or get professional help if U can't stop ...Read more

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Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat, always swallowing. What causes this? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat, always swallowing. What causes this? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

See allergist: Advise that you consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, be sure to aim your rx nasal sprays towards the lateral (outside) wall of the nose. ...Read more

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Can orthodontic braces cause sore throat? Been suffering since 7 months, post nasal dip, light sore throat. No sinusitis

Can orthodontic braces cause sore throat? Been suffering since 7 months, post nasal dip, light sore throat. No sinusitis

I don't see how: I don't see how the two can be related. I suggest you consult with your Primary care physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines. Chronic sore throat for 6 mn?

Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines. Chronic sore throat for 6 mn?

Sore throat: You have two different problems. The allergic post nasal drip will be solved with Flonase in a few weeks. The reflux will take a few months and will require Prilosec twice a day and Zantac at night. It can take 3 to 6 months to get better in most cases. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?

Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?

Probably not: Your symptoms are probably unrelated but for a definitive diagnosis, you should be evaluated by your doctor. Although the symptoms can be just an annoyance they may be signs of a larger underlying problem having an evaluation by a doctor can give you better answers. ...Read more

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Can a very mild sore throat and post nasal drip throat be caused by gerd? Myegd showed gastritis but nothing else-can I fix GERD thru diet and exercise

Can a very mild sore throat and post nasal drip throat be caused by gerd? Myegd showed gastritis but nothing else-can I fix GERD thru diet and exercise

Yes you can: Bottom line is weight control, increased weight, fat, caffeine in diet, all that can lead to gerd, if you succeed in reducing only 10% of your weigh, t initially, you will notice the difference, good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

URI: Upper respiratory tract infection/ congestion and inflammation, affects your throat, sinuses (headaches) and your nasal cavity which occupies a good part of the head, please see your doctor, you might need prescription medications, good luck ...Read more

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I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1
See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis.
If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?

Strep vs. Cold: The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst. Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol (acetaminophen). Feel better! ...Read more

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Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Perhaps: Post-nasal drips may irritate the throat but sore throat is uncommon. Ear pain is not caused by post-nasal drips although nasal congestion may lead to obstruction of the inner ear tube leading to infection. You need to get this checked out by a doctor (ENT, allergist). ...Read more

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Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Certainly: You should consider seeing a health care provider who can look inside your ear and make certain you don't have a residual bacterial infection that would be improved with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does a cold also cause an itchy nose including sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, and body aches?

Does a cold also cause an itchy nose including sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, and body aches?

Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, a cold or fllu can indeed cause all those symptoms you questioned. Allergy/bacterial infection toon could be Another cause. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've had on/off blocked ears for 10 months tiredness and sore head also. My gp can't see any physical cause. Decongestants and nasal spray don't work.?

I've had on/off blocked ears for 10 months tiredness and sore head also. My gp can't see any physical cause. Decongestants and nasal spray don't work.?

ENT: With this sensation fo blocked ears without any obvious cause, it might be beneficial to have an evaluation by an ear, nose, throat doctor. They also have machines that measure the compliance and impedance of the ear drum which can help with diagnosis. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Nasal Spray (Definition)

Use of nasal sprays or "drying agents includes using any medication to ...Read more