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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 see small pimple type bump in right side of throat, it sometimes pain sometimes doesn't, its long term since so many months. What is that?

I see small pimple type bump in right side of throat, it sometimes pain sometimes doesn't, its long term since so many months. What is that?

Bump in throat: It could be something caught in your tonsil. You can it checked out by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat.  They seem like a pimple.  I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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My illness started with a bad headache and a sore throat. After two days of taking Advil, my headache went away but my sore throat stayed and red, pimple-like bumps were forming all over my hands, feet, and face. Is there a way to cure this?

My illness started with a bad headache and a sore throat. After two days of taking Advil, my headache went away but my sore throat stayed and red, pimple-like bumps were forming all over my hands, feet, and face. Is there a way to cure this?

Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection (antibiotics would be needed to treat strep). Other possibilities include viral infections such as Hand-Foot-Mouth disease or Mononucleosis (mono), a tonsillar abcess, throat ulcers, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat and rash to figure things out. ...Read more

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I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

Hard to tell: It's hard to identify skin lesions by description. They may be insect bites. They may be pimples. They may be other types of sores. See a doctor if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps?

White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps?

Tonsilar stone?: Sometimes our tonsils get deep pits or crypts in them and then mucus and/or food gets caught up in them. They will often be hard and some people even complain that there is a distinct smell that comes from them. This might be a "stone". They generally cause no problems and sometimes gargling with some warm salt water will help but if they are painful, I'd have them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Skull projecttion: There is an anchor point for your jaw/face muscles called the mastoid process that juts out just behind the ear on both sides. It can be felt easily because we don't have fat or muscle over that point. If what you detect is more like a lump and rubbery it could be a lymph node. These are normal structures. ...Read more

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My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

Exam: Rashes, sin lesions, bumps are relatively impossible to diagnose over the computer. May be a cyst as described, but for definitive diagnosis, see the doc, good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

Please be seen: That sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst. You will need to see your primary care doctor and he or she can remove it with a simple in office surgery. It will not go away until the cyst sac is removed. I suggest getting in as soon as possible to avoid any further infection risk. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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About three days ago a bunch of itchy red pimple-like bumps popped up on my face and neck, basically overnight, and some have spread to my chest?

About three days ago a bunch of itchy red pimple-like bumps popped up on my face and neck, basically overnight, and some have spread to my chest?

Need to see rash: An online INBOX text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your rash as well as the history of your present problem. You need to be available during the day to reply to any questions your consultant may have. Several images of the involved area in sharp focus and including closeups would be helpful. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a bump that looks like a pimple on the back of his neck but its hard like a ball, he can't move his neck from side to side or get comfortable on his back or stomach when laying down, what could it be?

My boyfriend has a bump that looks like a pimple on the back of his neck but its hard like a ball, he can't move his neck from side to side or get comfortable on his back or stomach when laying down, what could it be?

Need removal: Most often a hard painful mass on the neck could be an infected sebaceous cyst and needs to be treated with antibiotic if red or drained if fluctuant or excision if hard and not infected. Other masses could be the cause of this problem and further work up is needed by a physician to role out possible rare things such as tumors by doing CT scan of the neck. ...Read more

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Big red bump out of no where on the left side of my neck its like a big pimple but no head white head or anything and its sore any answers?

Warm compresses: Probably a soft tissue infection. Young guys get these because bacteria are able to invade beard hairs. Put warm compresses on it. If it seems to be a deep infection interfering with breathing (and you will know) or you develop a fever, get seen. If it is not resolving within a week get with your physician. ...Read more

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About a week ago I notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

About a week ago I notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

Skin: If you started a new medication this could be a reaction. If so contact you doctor about the condition. If not you should drop a dermatologist so they can have a look before you start treating. Treatment would typically involve an ointment with steroid once a diagnosis can be made. In the short term there are several over the counter treatments for itching like cortisone. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Bites, pimples, +: As listed in prior answer about bumps under facial skin, could be either of those. Could also be an allergic reaction to irritant, food, or medication. If they become painful, could be a sebaceous cyst (filled with keratin from a blocked hair follicle) or early abscess (filled with infection/pus). If they are pimples under the skin, it may be cystic acne that can cause scarring. ...Read more

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I'm 31 years old. A few weeks ago I have gotten pimple like bumps on my head. I found 3 hard under skin lumps on back of my neck today.?

Lymph glands: The lumps on the neck are probably lymph glands reacting to infection and/or inflammation in the scalp. The scalp lumps could be infected hair follicles, psoriasis or other dermatitis, or viral lesions like shingles. Have your md check these areas if they don't resolve. ...Read more

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I have itchy red pimple-like bumps that itch mostly at night and early morning and their only on my chest and theirs only a little, and on my neck too?

I have itchy red pimple-like bumps that itch mostly at night and early morning and their only on my chest and theirs only a little, and on my neck too?

Hot and bothered! : Are you wearing new, unwashed pajamas. Many times new clothes are treated with chemicals that are skin irritants. The fact that you are breaking out at night and early morning maskesme suspect the clothes. Another possibility is that of a heat rash. If you are sleeping with heavy blankets or your room is hot cool things down a bit. ...Read more

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I. Have. Pimple. Like. Bumps. On. My. Neck. How. Do. I. Get. Rid. Of. Then.

I. Have. Pimple. Like.  Bumps.  On.  My. Neck. How. Do.  I. Get.  Rid.  Of.  Then.

Depends on cause: Have the bumps checked out. Many things can cause bumps (blocked follicle/pimples, abscess, allergic reaction, other infections, etc.) Once you know the cause, it will determine the treatment to decrease the incidence of these bumps (antibiotics? Creams? Just normal cleaning and avoiding frequent sweating?). ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more