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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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Is it dangerous if the fluids from Fluticasone Nasal Spray go down the throat?

Is it dangerous if the fluids from Fluticasone Nasal Spray go down the throat?

Not really: The only minor risk may be of fungal infection of the throat (aka thrush), which is treatable and much more commonly occurs with steroid containing inhalers. More importantly, the medication will be less effective in the nose if landing in the throat. Try a more gentle sniff and pinch the nose after spraying to keep the medication local. ...Read more

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How can I keep nasal spray from going down my throat?

How can I keep nasal spray from going down my throat?

Nasal spray to throa: Tilt head down and only use 1 spray each time. Don't breath in when spraying. ...Read more

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1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

Sniffed too hard: 26 yo female prescribed nasal spray from doctor and now with unpleasant feeling of liquid running down back of throat. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). Please only a small sniff. And point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) ...Read more

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Is nasal spray suppose to burn my nose and throat?

Is nasal spray suppose to burn my nose and throat?

No, but: Some people's noses are just more sensitive than others. If your nose is already irritated, then anything may cause burning. ...Read more

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Is it common for cobblestone throat to persist even after taking zyrtec and nasal spray for a week?

Sure: Sometimes, the "cobblestoning" you described is caused by a combination of post-nasal drip and direct effect of the allergen on the mucosa of the back of your throat.

Stay patient. It may take a bit longer to resolve. Fyi - the medicines you are taking are spot-on treatment. ...Read more

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I believe I swallowed some sudafed nasal spray as it dropped through my nose into my throat, I am 18 years of age, Is this dangerous I'm worried now!

I believe I swallowed some sudafed nasal spray as it dropped through my nose into my throat, I am 18 years of age, Is this dangerous I'm worried now!

No: It gets absorbed anyways through your nasal cavity into your blood stream, read the instructions carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage, good luck ...Read more

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Do I need this nasal spray? Doc said sinus won't drain, but when I use spray goes though my nose to my throat n make me choke. That mean nose not stuffy

Do I need this nasal spray? Doc said sinus won't drain, but when I use spray goes though my nose to my throat n make me choke. That mean nose not stuffy

Side pocket: Your sinuses are like a side pocket off of your nasal passage. The small opening into the sinus may be blocked by the inflammation but the nasal passage will be open. Nasal sprays and irrigation are very helpful in sinus disease so I would say continue with the treatment. ...Read more

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My nose and throat is getting dried up in night time. Morning I can see blood in mucus. I am using humidifier. Nasal spray. Still I am having the issue?

My nose and throat is getting dried up in night time. Morning I can see blood in mucus. I am using humidifier. Nasal spray. Still I am having the issue?

Sicca syndrome?: There is a condition in which people do not secrete enough fluid in the nose and the mouth. I hope you are not using something like an afrin (oxymetazoline) spray. Tried a saline gel spray for your nose and consider using only biotene mouthwash and toothpaste for your teeth. An artificial saliva spray may also help.
There may be other considerations as well and thus consider going to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat? Also, is it safe to swallow?

How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat? Also, is it safe to swallow?

Good Technique: Practicing good technique will limit dripping: Close one nostril and put tip of spray nozzle in other nostril. Put just the tip into your nose, aim slightly away from center of nose. While sniffing gently, press down on spray nozzle once or twice. You'll feel a light mist in your nose. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in other nostril. Swallowing some of the spray is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Had a cold for week. Now have irritated cough and throat due to post nasal drip. Taking nasal spray and cough liquid. Any advice?

Had a cold for week. Now have irritated cough and throat due to post nasal drip. Taking nasal spray and cough liquid. Any advice?

Nasal saline: For now just nasal saline and soothing cough drops. Antibiotics are not useful here. It's still too early to diagnose a sinus infection if you're wondering. ...Read more

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For 2 years been having an excess production of clear phlegm. Sometimes throat feels blocked & saline nasal spray will bring up mucus. What is this?

Allergies: This sounds like allergic rhinitis with post nasal drainage. Consider an antihistamine and nasal steroid spray trial. Also allergy testing may be appropriate with long term refractory symptoms. If throat symptoms persist see an otolaryngologist for a complete pharyngeal (throat) examination. ...Read more

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I used afrin nasal spray. Pumped it while laying down, & a lot streamed in my nose, &some went down my throat! Taste a bit bad. Will I be okay!? Danger?

I used afrin nasal spray. Pumped it while laying down, & a lot streamed in my nose, &some went down my throat! Taste a bit bad. Will I be okay!? Danger?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray: Hello, the afrin nasal spray will have little affect to your body as a whole. The best method of administering the spray is with your head in an upright position which I think you have now learned. There is no risk or danger. ...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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I had nasal spray to unblock my nose and now when I'm clearing my throat it has blood in the saliva what can I do apart from go to the doctor?

I had nasal spray to unblock my nose and now when I'm clearing my throat it has blood in the saliva what can I do apart from go to the doctor?

Nosebleed: Likely source of blood is your nose (post-nasal drip). Be careful with medications that can over-dry the fragile tissues in your nose. See your doc if the bleeding is heavy or continues for more than a couple of days. ...Read more

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Can it be silent reflux? Post nasal drip and feeling like the throat (whole neck area) is expanded. Nasal spray, sinus rinse & omeprazole do not help.

Can it be silent reflux? Post nasal drip and feeling like the throat (whole neck area) is expanded. Nasal spray, sinus rinse & omeprazole do not help.

Hard to say: Silent reflux in the presence of post nasal drip is more commonly associated with cough and throat irritation.
Not sure what you mean by throat / neck expansion.
It doesn't sound like your throat swells suddenly which would be angioedema. Another possibility is an enlarged thyroid gland.
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I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

Not asthma?: You may have a condition know as vocal cord dysfunction which can occur with or without asthma. Check with an ENT to check out your throat. I presume your trouble is trying to get enough air breathing in. ...Read more

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I just took Flonase nasal spray and it is leaking at the back of my throat into my mouth and tastes like honey. Is this ok to get in mouth and throat?

I just took Flonase nasal spray and it is leaking at the back of my throat into my mouth and tastes like honey. Is this ok to get in mouth and throat?

No problem: Just rinse and gargle after use, feeling it in your throat is rather a good sign that it was sprayed the right way to cover the nasal cavity ...Read more

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I was sick 3 wks ago- doc prescribed amoxicillin. Improved, but have had a post nasal drip, throat clearing and cough. What otc nasal spray is best?

I was sick 3 wks ago- doc prescribed amoxicillin. Improved, but have had a post nasal drip, throat clearing and cough. What otc nasal spray is best?

Viral or allergic ca: The cause of your post nasal drip and subsequent throat clearing is almost certainly mucus generated in your nose secondary to either an allergy or a viral infection. Your response to the amoxicillin was most likely serendipitous. There are many nasal sprays. There is no one best spray. There are pluses and minuses to each. Discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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When I laugh hard, I develop phlegm in my throat. I had a sinus infection and been using nasal spray till now. Why does phlegm occur after laughed?

When I laugh hard, I develop phlegm in my throat. I had a sinus infection and been using nasal spray till now. Why does phlegm occur after laughed?

It moves around/out!: I'm speaking from personal experience only. Any big movement in the upper respiratory tract - laugh, cough, nose blow, big gasp, etc. Moves the existing mucus and can break off sections of it allowing it to be expectorated (good!). It doesn't develop at that time - it becomes free to get out. ...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?

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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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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Ct scan of chest and sinus clear. Still have mucus in my throat every day. 3 months! Tried nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and antibiotic. Not better. Help!?

Ct scan of chest and sinus clear. Still have mucus in my throat every day. 3 months! Tried nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and antibiotic. Not better. Help!?

Reflux: One of the common reasons for your symptoms is acid reflux. Reflux can cause irritation in the throat (even if you don't taste the acid). Try treating the reflux and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?

Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?

Low IgG: With the picture depicted, you need to be evaluated by allergy / immubology service at a tertiary care hospital, (a university hospital or a teaching hospital), you most probably have an immunodeficiency problem for whatever reason, you might need admission and IV antibiotics to clear the infection and manage the condition from there, goodluck ...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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My whole face, inside of mouth, ears and neck feel like they are on fire and burning. Haven't eaten anything, but am on a nasal spray for my sinus?

My whole face, inside of mouth, ears and neck feel like they are on fire and burning. Haven't eaten anything, but am on a nasal spray for my sinus?

?: You where probably exposed to something you are allergic to, OTC antihistamines would help until you see a doctor asap, avoid driving yourself, ER if worse ...Read more

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