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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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I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

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

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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Yesterday i did a transesof. Echocard.Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too.Normal?

Yesterday i did a transesof. Echocard.Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too.Normal?

TEE: It is normal to have some mild throat irritation after such a procedure. If it persists or worsens you should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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The nose at the back of my throat hurts mostly on one side and its mainly when i wake up and makes it hard to talk properly, anyone able to help?

The nose at the back of my throat hurts mostly on one side and its mainly when i wake up and makes it hard to talk properly,  anyone able to help?

Stuffy Nose Moist: Try some saline spray in your nose before bed and see if this helps. It may be due to dryness. If this doesn't work, see an ENT doc for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had a severe sore throat for 5 days now and have now noticed a large hole in one of my tonsils. The side with the hole hurts a lot more. Am I OK?

I've had a severe sore throat for 5 days now and have now noticed a large hole in one of my tonsils. The side with the hole hurts a lot more. Am I OK?

Pharyngitis: This sounds quite painful and you should see a doctor today. Infections of the throat can be severe, and you may have spotted a localized tonsillar infection/abscess that spontaneously drained-leaving the 'hole'. I think antibiotics would clear that up pretty quickly-but you need a diagnosis and proper treatment. Please go to a Casualty Room now or see your primary doc today. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

Throat infection: It means you have an infection and it may be viral or bacterial and needs to be checked and treated appropriately.If it is due to strep infection you may need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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My throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. this come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. what could be going on?

My throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. this come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. what could be going on?

Sore throat : Do you have fever? One sided sore throat with referred pain to the ear need to be checked by your doctor ASAP, it could be tonsillitis, or peritonsillar abscess which is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment with IV antibiotics & sometimes incision of the abscess , if you can't see your doctor today go to ER, please do not delay. I hope it is just a throat infection. Good luck ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more