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My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

Get tested: If you have had unprotected oral sex, then there is a real possibility of a STD. You should definitely be tested. Don't worry about throat cancer which is extremely unlikely in a woman your age. It is most likely related to the sex, but even very rough oral sex should not cause soreness that lasts for 2 weeks. Get checked, get treatment if needed, feel safe, protect yourself in the future. ...Read more

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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15 minutes after eating rough cookies throat felt tight and throat looked irritated then i went into panic could it have been my gerd? And anxiety?

15 minutes after eating rough cookies throat felt tight and throat looked irritated then i went into panic could it have been my gerd? And anxiety?

Sounds like anxiety: This sounds like anxiety to me. Consider meeting with a psychologist for psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral techniques are successful with panic attacks. A medication evaluation with a psychiatrist could be helpful if psychotherapy alone is not enough. ...Read more

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Dry, rough hoarse throat for 4wks. Dr says no candida etc. No lymph up. Slight chesty cough. White spots deep one tonsil and one red patch. Scared!

Dry, rough hoarse throat for 4wks. Dr says no candida etc. No lymph up. Slight chesty cough. White spots deep one tonsil and one red patch. Scared!

Post-nasal drainage: Your symptoms are probably just due to some post-nasal drainage which can cause throat pain/irritation and cough. Red and white sports on tonsils are not too concerning. The white spot is likely debris (called a tonsillolith). They are annoying but not dangerous. The red patch is probably from irritation from the drainage. Try antihistamine or steroid nose spray. ...Read more

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Have sore throat rough cough.What household remedy can I use?

Have sore throat rough cough.What household remedy can I use?

There are some: If you are a smoker or ever were a smoker you may require antibiotic, otherwise chamomile tea is very good as well as tea made from marshmallow root that you can get from herbal or health food store, gargle with salt water- one tablespoon of salt to glass of warm water, otc Robitussin (guaifenesin) just plain without cough suppressant is good to make cough more productive and less rough and shorten the duration. ...Read more

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I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil,white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever. ?

I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil,white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever. 
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Check for strep.: Strep throat only presents classically in about 30% of adults and about 60% of kids. Even though your throat does not hurt much, since you have a change in appearance of the throat, get checked to be sure you don't have strep. Treatment of strep infections is very important to prevent possible long-term complications, like rheumatic fever, even though that is rarer the older you get. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more