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Dr. Corey Clay
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Pharynx Disorders (Definition)

Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

Pharyngeal disorders: Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the end of the hypopharynx. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Yes: Historically, Infectious mononucleosis has been referred to as the kissing disease as mainly teenagers and college age children were affected and transmission is through saliva by either kissing or sharing beverages. Strep is a contagious infection and also transmitted by sharing germs either by kissing, sharing drinks, or close contact. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Yes: The term communicable means it can be spread to others. This is a common example of this process. ...Read more

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Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Airy fluttering feeling in throat.. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more

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How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

UARS: Very relevant! upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read more

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I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

Couple things: Treat one nostril at a time. Put a few drops of saline spray, like ayr for babies, in one side, then squeeze the bulb syringe until flat and insert into the side with the saline, open when in the nostril an it will suck out the saline and the congestion, remove it, clean it and repeat on the other side . Use a cool mist humidifier in the sleeping room. ...Read more

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Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Syphilis: This is possible, although appropriate duration of therapy may not be correct, and the stage of the syphilitic infection is important. Need more info to answer this accurately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

Vicious cycle: Smoking itself dries the throat and air passages. You need to stop smoking if you want to get better. A dry throat or mouth is the least of the serious effects of smoking-multiple kinds of cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many other conditions. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

Anxiety and throat: A feeling of something in the throat is often associated w/anxiety. Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional to learn stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have many sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have many sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

TB twice?: Without knowing the details of your prior treatment, if susceptibility of your TB was known, your adherence to the medications (did you take all dosages), etc it is difficult to comment on specifics. Yes, TB can recur due to re-infection or from inadequate prior treatment. But there are also common infections/conditions to consider. See your doc for evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is respiratory disease? Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

What is respiratory disease?  Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

Respiratory track: The respiratory system is diveded into upper (nose, sinuses) and lower - lungs it is common for both to be involved i.e., sinus problems and allergy. ...Read more

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Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Yes : In the early stages of both diseases can look identical. Over time the picture of kawasaki emerges. If your child is being treated for "strep" without adequate culture and doesn't improve consider kawasaki. Also mononucleosis is often diagnosed when kawasaki is the the correct problem. ...Read more

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Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Maybe: Heart pain, or angina, comes from a lack of good blood supply to the heart. It can present in many different ways (maybe a warm throat sensation), but typically causes a heavy, crushing feeling in the central chest, which can travel to the neck or one or both arms, and is often combined with shortness of breath, sweating and nausea. It usually comes on with exertion and goes away with rest. ...Read more

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Oral disease: dry, pink bumps on the throat but no fever. Feel something stuck in the throat. What could it be?

Get examined: There is no way of making a good determination online for this type of thing. Please schedule a time to have your dentist or ENT take a look at this to determine if there is a problem that needs attention. ...Read more

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Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Consider evaluation: It's unlikely though possible if you have a history of induced vomiting. Other causes of chronic sore throat could be due to vocal cord dysfunction or untreated acid reflux. Upper endoscopy by GI specialist can assess the integrity of esophagus and evaluate acid reflux while ENT or a pulmonologist may help with vocal cord assessment ...Read more

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Is there a neuromuscular disease or anything than can cause right sided atrophy or weakness all at once half of face and throat decrease sensation to?

Is there a neuromuscular disease or anything than can cause right sided atrophy  or weakness all at once half of face and throat decrease sensation to?

Need MRI: If symptoms started suddenly, then not likely neuromuscular disease...You need an MRI to look at the brainstem and cervical spine (neck). There are many things that could cause these symptoms. Neuromuscular disease is more likely to cause gradual onset and bilateral weakness or atrophy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
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