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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 have small pimples at the back of my neck that feel like a burn. Can I put anything on it?

I have small pimples at the back of my neck that feel like a burn. Can I put anything on it?

Yes: Also should be treated by antibiotic and moist heat. You could apply the antibiotic on the area and take antibiotic by mouth under the control of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms (severe) and neck. What can this be?

I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms (severe) and neck. What can this be?

Exanthems (= rashes): Such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my throat exterior?

I have a pimple on my throat exterior?

Pimple: Hard to tell from your description. Do you have a pimple on your neck? ...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 these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be?

I have these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be?

May be infection: White things on the throat sound like there could be a throat infection, especially if one has a sore throat and some swollen lymph node glands in the neck. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem is, and prescribe antibiotics if there is a strep throat infection. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago, and am still experiencing pain on 1 side of my throat and have developed these white pimple things. What are they?

I had a tonsillectomy 2 weeks ago, and am still experiencing pain on 1 side of my throat and have developed these white pimple things. What are they?

Have your throat: Rechecked by your surgeon or primary care doctor. It may be perfectly normal and part of the healing process, but we can't tell that for sure on this platform. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

What does it mean if I have white pimples in back of throat?

White pimples: Hello, the white pimples n the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Food particles stuck: This is usually food particles that got stuck in small crypts of tonsils or pharynx and bacteria accumulate to cause the smell but not infected. No treatment needed. Mouth wash gargle can help. ...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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1 white spot in throat 4 2 months. No painsoft looks like pimple. Put on azythromycin for it. How long to clear/ doc doesn't know what it is. Any ideas?

1 white spot in throat 4 2 months. No painsoft looks like pimple. Put on azythromycin for it. How long to clear/ doc doesn't know what it is. Any ideas?

White spot in throat: Many of these are aphous ulcers and other minor viral manifestations. However if this is present for 2 months and not changed with medications DEFINITELY see and ENT physician for a thorough oral evaluation to rule out something more serious going on ...Read more

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I have itchy red dots that far away apart and look like pimples but itch. I also have strep throat?

I have itchy red dots that far away apart and look like pimples but itch. I also have strep throat?

Scarlet fever: This rash is a common problem with strep throat. This is called a scarletiniform rash and occurs with 10-20% of cases of strep throat. Your grandma used to call this scarlet fever. As long as you are on appropriate treatment for the strep throat, the rash will clear up along with your other symptoms in about a week. If really itchy can try calamine lotion or oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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