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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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What do brown spots on throat indicate?

What do brown spots on throat indicate?

Throat problem: There are many problems that can occur in the throat, so get checked. Spots of all colors can occur. A brown spot may simply represent dried mucous or prior difficulty with a nose bleed. Could be irritation from viral or bacterial infection although these are usually red or orange. You could have some non-infectious irritation from, say, post-nasal drainage (allergies) or even from reflux. ...Read more

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White spots on throat no other symptoms?

White spots on throat no other symptoms?

Spots on throat: It could be tonsil stones, yeast infections, cysts, growths or infections. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Spots on throat and it feels like something is stuck in my throat. What does this sound like?

Throat: Difficult to tell if tonsils or something else, without looking at it. Consult your pcp for exam. ...Read more

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Had strep was on zpack. Back 2day to dr still have 2white spots on throat. Back on zpack. Is it normal 2 have 2 take 2 doses to clear up?

Had strep was on zpack. Back 2day to dr still have 2white spots on throat. Back on zpack. Is it normal 2 have 2 take 2 doses to clear up?

Needs more time: It always takes at least a few days and sometimes a week or more for strep infection sympotoms to clear up with antibiotics. Give it more time. Take all the drug as directed. (Azithromycin [Z-pack]) is very long lasting; 5 days treatment means it will still be in your system and working for another 7-10 days. ...Read more

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My baby 12 months old having fever since two days, on examination found to have white spots on throat, what may be it? Is there anything to get worried

That depends on how: High the fever is & how ill your baby appears. The american academy of pediatrics recommends calling your dr if your baby is older than 6 months w a temp of 103 or higher with sxs like coughing, earaches, fussiness, vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite or marked lethargy. Your baby is a year old. Take care. ...Read more

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White spots on throat, no fever, and the pain is going away, what might I have?

White spots on throat, no fever, and the pain is going away, what might I have?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis usually causes fever, sore throat, white exudates /spots on tonsils on exam. Most cases are caused by viruses and resolves on its own and do not require therapy other than symptomatic. If your pain is going away and you do not have fever then most likely you had a viral illness. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).

I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) and cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough).

Chronic cough: Hi
Sorry to hear you're having trouble. If you have chronic cough, which is cough lasting longer than 4-8 weeks, you need to be seen soon by your doctor. There are many causes to chronic cough, many of which are very easy to treat. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat they look like little blisters/ulcers.?

I am experiencing spots on throat they look like little blisters/ulcers.?

Viral infection?: This usually means a viral infection. Of the viruses that can do this, the most important to diagnose accurately is herpes, because effective treatment is available. So see a doctor ASAP, especially if potentially at risk for a new oral herpes infection (recent kissing, performing oral sex). ...Read more

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Having pain in node a week ago and it's enlarged. Went to doctor and got antibiotic, no other symptoms, now brown spots on throat, worried.

Diagnosis: You noted an enlarged painful lymph node. Your doctor gave you antibiotics. You now have brown spots in your throat. Your doctor gave you a diagnosis. You should ask what that was and write it down. For a painful enlarged lympn node your doctor is concerned about a bacterial infection. Maybe from an injury or a bite? If the lymph node pain goes away that is good. Follow up is important ...Read more

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My daughter has strep symptoms. Headaches spots on throat very red very painful had fever but tests negative for strep. What else is possible?

My daughter has strep symptoms. Headaches spots on throat very red very painful had fever but tests negative for strep. What else is possible?

Most are viral: The major entry portal for germs to the body is the mouth. Germs that come in on food or contaminated fingers touch the tonsils on their way in & can adhere & begin to grow, producing infection. Most sore throats are various viruses that will self heal over time. The main problem comes in assuring that the kid takes in enough fluid to keep from dehydrating. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward) and spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots). The following...

My Friend is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward) and spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots). The following...

Get checked: Sounds like severe reflux. Your friend should get an Endoscopy to be evaluated. There are procedures to eliminate reflux. Reflux can lead to worse problems. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), neck pain, neck swelling and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, r?

I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), neck pain, neck swelling and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, r?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Neck swelling or pain should be examined and can be swollen nodes with strep. ...Read more

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On round 2 of zpack for strep. 2 small white spots on throat otherwise red throat. Not cultured on 2nd trip. Could it be viral?

Viral?: Viral infections are generally self-limited, lasting an average of 3 to 5 days before resolving on their own. Given that you’re on the second round of Z pack, you have been sick presumably for at least five days and probably longer, reducing the chance that this is a simple viral infection. You might need a different choice of antibiotic. ...Read more

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Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?

Body temp 98.8 and sore throat, on Amoxacillin for 4 days. Had white spots on throat, but they have diminished. Am I getting better?

Sounds like: You had strep tonsillitis that is responding to treatment with amoxicillin. I don't think you can expect much better results from proper medical treatment. ...Read more

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My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...

My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...

Mgt: I would recommend a throat exam, and possibly a culture to determine the cause. Please save a sample to show his provider. Please monitor his temperature. ...Read more

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Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more

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Two white spots on tonsils and a sore throat?

Please see Dr.: Anytime you have a sore throat for over 24 hours, it's best to see the doctor and get a strep test. If it's a virus, all that's needed is symptomatic care, but if it's strep, you need an antibiotic. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent damage to your heart and other organs. ...Read more

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Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds?

Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds?

FOOD TONSILS: Often people get white exudates that get stuck
in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes even is in discomfort. Sometimes, fluids remove this over time,
sometimes taking a q tip to remove the painful areas can help with fluids to cleanse. No infection and no worries! ...Read more

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Dry mouth and white spots on tonsils. Throat culture negative. What could it be?

Mucous deposits?: Dry mouth could be the cause. You did not say whether or not your throat was sore and if not then there should not be any problem with the tonsils. I would be more concerned about the dry mouth and find out the cause. Many common prescription and otc meds can cause it and the condition could increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?

Cannot say: Unfortunately, your symptoms aren't enough to tell if you have strep throat. You will need a throat swab which can be sent for a rapid strep test and culture. Sometimes the rapid test is wrong too, so waiting for the final culture results is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

Spots On Throat (Definition)

"spots" cans be many things ...Read more