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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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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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Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

No: First you need a diagnosis. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are working to contain an infection or a tumor, but this is not always responsive to antibiotics, particularly if due to a virus. See a doctor and have this examined. You could probably wait to see if this went down and became less tender with time before going to an er. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once

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