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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've been having a throbbing pressure-like feeling in my head past 2 weeks and often dizziness. And pain in the left side of my throat when swallowing?

I've been having a throbbing pressure-like feeling in my head past 2 weeks and often dizziness. And pain in the left side of my throat when swallowing?

Allergic rhinitis: Your symptoms suggest pressure changes in the sinuses and in absence of fever due to allergy medicines try otc for sinuses see if it improves. ...Read more

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Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Painful to swallow,  gland on left side of throat swollen and painful.  Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to inflammation or infection or foreign body irritation. It still could be infection in nature, and strep is no the only cause of infection. Go see your doctor and be evaluated, especially to make sure no abscess and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

Sore throat: You might have an infection like strep, that needs antibiotics so you should see your doctor. Allergies can cause throat irritation too, but your doctor should take a look at you and he/she might do a throat swab on you too see if you have strep or some other infection that requires antibiotics. In the mean time, you can take some motrin. ...Read more

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Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Med eval: 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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My throat is really painful if i gulp water or other drink. Normal swallowing is fine. It's not a sore throat type pain but it feels intense.

My throat is really painful if i gulp water or other drink. Normal swallowing is fine. It's not a sore throat type pain but it feels intense.

Sore throat : If you have any other signs and symptoms of a cold, then you could have an infection. If not an infection, then the next most like problem is reflux. Try an anti reflux med like over the counter Pepcid ac or zantac. Longer term you can take Prilosec (omeprazole) once or twice a day. Try this first for a week then see a doctor if no improvement good luck. ...Read more

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I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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