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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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My 2 yr daughter has a fever and has swollen lymph nodes and red throat with white spots and now has mouth sores. Does that sound like strep throat ?

My 2 yr daughter has a fever and has swollen lymph nodes and red throat with white spots and now has mouth sores. Does that sound like strep throat ?

Maybe: This can be strep throat or a viral pharyngitis (such as coxsackie). She should be seen by her doctor and have a strep test done to determine if this is strep throat. ...Read more

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Had oral sex. White,sore spots came up and went away after few days. But came back, and now I have sore red throat with yellow-ish spots? Oral thrush?

Had oral sex. White,sore spots came up and went away after few days. But came back, and now I have sore red throat with yellow-ish spots? Oral thrush?

Exudates? : Exudates can be common to a sore throat either be infectious or not. Oral thrush while not as common are white and have a plaque like appearance usually found in either immuno compromised states or usage of steroids. ...Read more

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White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

White tongue a few days now, a red throat with red spots there & back of the tongue. No fever, no sore throat.

Oral yeast?: Could be an oral yeast infection, or a simple coated tongue that needs to be cleaned of its coating thru use of a tongue scraper (available on internet). Also could be an allergy to something eaten or used in the mouth. If problem persists or is accompanied later on by pain or fever, see an oral health professional. ...Read more

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Low fever, sore throat, red throat, white / yellowish spots / vesicle on tonsills, spit brown mucus, thick mucus, pain. Is that tonsillitis?

Low fever, sore throat, red throat, white / yellowish spots / vesicle on tonsills, spit brown mucus, thick mucus, pain. Is that tonsillitis?

Need to see a doctor: Certainly tonsillitis is a possibility.There are other possible source of infection. Fever indicate systemic involvement and should be evaluated by a physician. Infection can spread rapidly or cause complication. ...Read more

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Sore , red throat, swollen tonsils, but no white spots. Hurts to swallow. Headache, nausea, fatigue, and a bad cough. No fever but chills. Any ideas ?

Sore , red throat, swollen tonsils, but no white spots. Hurts to swallow. Headache, nausea, fatigue, and a bad cough. No fever but chills. Any ideas ?

Viral vs bacterial : You should follow up with a medical professional. The symptoms are consistent with a viral infection but you should rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Sore red throat w/ yellow spots, change in voice, female 23 still have tonsils. Sore throat 1-3 time per year. Strep test is always negative.

Sore red throat w/ yellow spots, change in voice, female 23 still have tonsils. Sore throat 1-3 time per year. Strep test is always negative.

Viral: This is most likely caused by viral infection such as mono (epstein barr virus) or another related virus. Depending on risk factors another potential cause could be std. ...Read more

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How many days should I drink amoxicillin 500 g for red throat? I have drank for 3 days 3 times a day and the redness still does not go away? Thanks.

How many days should I drink amoxicillin 500 g for red throat? I have drank for 3 days 3 times a day and the redness still does not go away? Thanks.

Follow prescription: This is something to discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. Often, antibiotics are prescribed for 7-10 days. It should be written on rx. If its not working, getting worse, then call the doctor and advise this. She or he may change the rx or re-evaluate you. ...Read more

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