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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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Have itch & when I scratch huge bumps appear. Lower back all red with bumps which seems like there holes in it. Can provide picture. Also neck, chest?

Have itch & when I scratch huge bumps appear. Lower back all red with bumps which seems like there holes in it. Can provide picture. Also neck, chest?

Itch, bumps rash: May be folliculitis, or heat rash. May need either topical or oral antibiotics (mupirocin 2% ointment and or bactrim DS (if not allergic and no G6PD)) if folliculitis. May also be bites (not often on neck), and or fungus usually flaky, or eczema- (neck not common) Keep dry. Shower once or twice a day. Could try coconut oil moisturizer as well while in shower. F/u/ w doc-dermatology ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck that continues to spread and Has been present over a week. I can send a picture if needed. It is itchy and raised.

I have a rash on my neck that continues to spread and Has been present over a week. I can send a picture if needed. It is itchy and raised.

Exam needed: A physician or a dermatologist would have to examine your rash in order to make a diagnosis. If the rash is on only one side of the neck, shingles would be a possibility. Other causes could be an allergic reaction to clothing, perfume, cosmetics, etc in view of the itchiness. ...Read more

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Red under baby's neck. Sent picture to doctor who said looked like yeast. Anything else that could cause baby to have red neck?  

Red under baby's neck. Sent picture to doctor who said looked like yeast. Anything else that could cause baby to have red neck?  

Intertrigo: Moisture build up between skin folds result in linear red line. Keeping the area dry is all needed most often. Occasionally, yeast infection does occur as a complication. ...Read more

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Hi there. My daughter has a rash that started around here ears and neck and seems to be spreading. I can attach a picture. First time using this seric?

Hi there. My daughter has a rash that started around here ears and neck and seems to be spreading. I can attach a picture. First time using this seric?

Try our other forum: You posted on HealthTap's free, public, informational forum where neither medical care nor prescriptions are given. Try HealthTap PRIME, where doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop, in private consultations. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. In the US, Prime and Concierge are our premium services. ...Read more

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One lump in the middle and base of neck/throat area. Very worried. No pain. Sometimes feels harder to swallow. I posted a picture of this as well.?

One lump in the middle and base of neck/throat area. Very worried. No pain. Sometimes feels harder to swallow. I posted a picture of this as well.?

Unknown: Kaitlyn, this could be a thyroglossal duct cyst or a thyroid nodule. Could you do a Virtual consult with me and provide me a good photograph of the lump? Dr. Jones ...Read more

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Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

The oral HPV: Human papilloma virus (hvp) is the responsilbe agent for causing >70% of cervical cancers, also anal and oral cancers as well. Here is an example picture of the hpv causing ulceration/cancer of the tongue--it is not pretty. Oral gonorrhea causes nasty looking throat can pose significant public health concern, but it is not a cause of cancer. Live well, live safely drdiyaldas. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a thyroid ultrasound for goitre and other swollen in the neck the result picture showed totally blue area surrounded by red dots what does it mean?

Had a thyroid ultrasound for goitre and other swollen in the neck the result picture showed totally blue area surrounded by red dots what does it mean?

Thyroid: The results suggest you might need a thyroid biopsy. Not a painful experience.
Call your doctor regarding the imaging results and further procedure. ...Read more

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I think I might have strep throat because I took a picture of the back of my throat and it looks like it but I'm also nauseous and have a bad headache?

I think I might have strep throat because I took a picture of the back of my throat and it looks like it but I'm also nauseous and have a bad headache?

Not specific: The tissues of your throat are the entering gateway for any germs and their response to them is not specific to strep. Most throat infections are viral but testing can easily sort them out. The symptoms you cite are common to both viral and strep. See a doc to decide which is present. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in shoulder, neck and armpit. Had this before, took an MRI picture, no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Pinched nerve in shoulder, neck and armpit. Had this before, took an MRI picture, no herniated disks!! Can muscles cause this? What is the treatment?

Different causes: Pain radiating down the neck to the shoulders levels, is very often generated by the cervical facets, usually the last 3- C4-5, C5-6 C6-7. A compressed nerve root gives you a radiculopathy down the arm but thecause of compression may be a herniated disc, a neuroforaminal stenosis or a hypertrophied cervical facet that narrows the neuroforamina, or it can be compressed anywhere else down the path ...Read more

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I have a sore throat so I took a picture to see if it was red but turns out I have huge holes in one of my tonsils that weren't there before?

I have a sore throat so I took a picture to see if it was red but turns out I have huge holes in one of my tonsils that weren't there before?

It's normal.: I quite an answer below: The tonsils gather up rubbish, germs and stuff and push them out through those "holes". Yes, it smells AWFUL, but it's waste material that needs to be expelled because if it stays in the body, it could cause infections and other problems. They are doing their jobs. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had swollen glands and then inflamed and red throat. I was just wondering could I send a picture of my throat to you to look at?

I had swollen glands and then inflamed and red throat. I was just wondering could I send a picture of my throat to you to look at?

We can not see: Your photograph through the health / medical education portion of HealthTap. If you are looking for diagnosis, can look at HealthTap Prime or concierge service. ...Read more

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White covering on uvula came off. Hard rubber like. Another one growing back. Sore throat, sinus congestion, and fatigue. I have a picture?

White covering on uvula came off. Hard rubber like. Another one growing back. Sore throat, sinus congestion, and fatigue. I have a picture?

Culture and Biopsy: Donot like word hard rubber is not hard sound like Yeast culture would proove if har then Biopsy if tired blood count needed lets see the piture if fungus cut out sugar intake drink 12 drops of Grapefruit seed extract would kill yeast infection ...Read more

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I have very painful sore throat. No mucus or any fever. I can see little red ulcers in a picture I took. What could it be? What should I take?

I have very painful sore throat. No mucus or any fever. I can see little red ulcers in a picture I took. What could it be? What should I take?

Possible viral.: 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 very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Weird bumps on back of tongueThey form a V, but towards my throat there is many bumps. Throat is sore from drainage. Could this be a STD? Picture posted

Weird bumps on back of tongueThey form a V, but towards my throat there is many bumps. Throat is sore from drainage. Could this be a STD? Picture posted

Probably not: Unable to see your picture, but the "weird bumps" you are seeing on the back of your tongue are most likely the circumvallate papillae that form a v in the back of the tongue. Most people are not aware that they are there because they are so far back, but it is a normal part of your tongue! Sore throat is probably from post nasal drainage & not STD, but if it continues get a throat culture. ...Read more

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I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. It looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. It looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

Still possible.: Could still be it. Could be something else as well. Unless you are immunocompromised a topical anti fungal such as terbinafine or miconazole should work well. Talk with your local pharmacist and use as directed. ...Read more

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See profile/health info pic. Back of neck where shoulder & neck meet is more prominent & firm than other side. No lumps - could it b swollen lymph nod?

See profile/health info pic. Back of neck where shoulder & neck meet is more prominent & firm than other side. No lumps - could it b swollen lymph nod?

May be neck muscle: If it is really behind the neck, it isn't likely to be a gland. The glands are mainly on the front side of the neck. One of the larger back of the neck muscles may be larger than the other side, or may be swollen from being over used. This muscle is called the trapezius, if you want to look it up and confirm that is where the swelling is at. ...Read more

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There's a rash on my husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, somewhat helped but still spreading.

There's a rash on my husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, somewhat helped but still spreading.

What's your question: Insufficient information about your husband to answer your non-existent question! Sounds like he has some form of sensitivity to his shirts. Detergent possibly — but you never describe your detailed question — hence, no answer! ...Read more

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Rash on back of husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, helped somewhat but is still spreading?

Rash on back of husband's neck. Pic & description in files. New job site, new shirts, stopped using shirts, helped somewhat but is still spreading?

Healthtap: HealthTap doctors cannot see pictures in your file through the Q&A in this manner. For specific concerns about the rash or any other health issue, please request a healthtap prime or concierge consult with a physician in your state. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my neck but no easy way to see a doctor, is it something to go to the ER for? Gotten big enough to be noticeable in pictures.

I have a lump in my neck but no easy way to see a doctor, is it something to go to the ER for? Gotten big enough to be noticeable in pictures.

Must see a doctor: A noticeable neck mass in an adult always needs to be checked out by a doctor. The er is not really the place to have this looked into. If you don't have insurance, find a free clinic but don't delay any longer! ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp. ...Read more

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What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?

What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?

MRI: Mri of the neck/cervical spine examines the entire cervical spine and will detect abnormalities at c5-c6. Contrast is used to detect infection, tumor or prior cervical spine surgery, but is no more accurate for a bulging disc. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET image of neck show 2 really brightly lit areas each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET image of neck show 2 really brightly lit areas each side of trachea. What's mean?

PET image: Without seeing the data I can't answer your question.
It is imperative that you keep in touch with your primary doctor when all the data are in. She/he MUST discuss all the items with you in the office, not by phone alone. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET cross image neck show 2 really bright lit area each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET cross image neck show 2 really bright lit area each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hard to say: So you had a breast cancer and now you have a mass on your thyroid and spleen and the result pending but you had a PET scan only for the neck that showed bright spot on the neck
the PET scan could indicate either the thyroid mass or it could be showing a lymph node on each side of your neck that could eventually be related to the mass on the thyroid
good luck and stay in touch with your doctor ...Read more

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Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles? Also recouping knee replacement. Cause get it again? '88had shingles same area. Sores in hair make neck. To do

Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles? Also recouping knee replacement. Cause get it again? '88had shingles same area. Sores in hair make neck. To do

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions are not able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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I have been having random pains that feel like lightning/electric shocks in my throat. Typically happens after eating something vinegar based like pic?

Throat pain?: Could be post nasal drip that has caused a "bump" in your throat where lymphoid tissue accumulates. Clear any sinus drainage or postnasal drip -see www. Grossaninstitute. Com

You can use throat attachment to the sinus irrigator to do pulsed irrigation to the throat for relief. ...Read more

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Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Location, location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload. That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more

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My daughter just turned 7 and she came home with a swollen lymph node that she says is tender her throat isn't real red or swollen can you receive pic?

My daughter just turned 7 and she came home with a swollen lymph node that she says is tender her throat isn't real red or swollen can you receive pic?

No. Doesn't matter: The regular HT site is for general information, not diagnosis or treatment. You cannot define whether a kid has strep or mono or a throat virus by looking, although sometimes it seems easier than others. Proper evaluation would include a quick strep test at the office and a backup culture if it was negative. Some of the worst looking throats I see are mono/viral. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, throat swelling and swollen tonsils. Was wondering what this could possible be, can provide pictures.

I am experiencing sore throat, throat swelling and swollen tonsils. Was wondering what this could possible be, can provide pictures.

Virtual consult: Would be the way to go if you want to provide pictures and have a virtual physician encounter, can't be done over-here unfortunately. Given your description, you may be having pharyngitis (tonsillitis), for whatever reason, viral or bacterial, and you may need Rx medicines, for now use salt water gargles, rest, fluids, pain killers, till you manage to see a doctor, best wishes ...Read more