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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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Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

Whole body is tired & lazy. Blocked & runny nose, throat hurts & a bit fever. This cold & flu is tiring me. How to make it go away? Had orange juice

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 throat). Strep throat bacteria can cause stuffy nose symptoms sometimes, too. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat & URI on tuesday. My daughter (2yo) is now having a fever & runny nose & throat is red & has white spots -symptoms?

I was diagnosed with strep throat & URI on tuesday. My daughter (2yo) is now having a fever & runny nose & throat is red & has white spots -symptoms?

See her doctor: With you having strep recently and her having the symptoms and physical signs you describe, i would be suspicious for strep, but the only way to tell for sure is to see her doctor and have a strep test run. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat, runny nose and green snot?

I have an itchy throat, runny nose and green snot?

Cold, allergy, sinus: But which? That is the eternal question. If symptoms have been present less than 1 week & mucous is yellow or green it's almost certainly a cold. Rx: rest, lots of liquids, saline nasal spray, ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetominophen. When symptoms last more than a week it may be allergy or sinusitis. Mucous water, sneezing, itching - that's allergy. Cough, thick mucous, headache likely sinusitis. ...Read more

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Have a runny nose, scratchy throat, & feel like I got a cold. last night & tonight, I noticed a tiny bit of blood - came from my throat.Serious Worry?

Have a runny nose, scratchy throat, & feel like I got a cold. last night & tonight, I noticed a tiny bit of blood - came from my throat.Serious Worry?

No: That is probably from a mild nose bleed caused by the irritation and impact of the common cold on the nasal lining; nasal secretions can be aspirated backward into the throat and spitted out ...Read more

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Runny nose sore throat, what do I have?

Runny nose sore throat, what do I have?

An upper respiratory: Infection is likely. Possibly viral or maybe bacterial. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small of lemon - sip. ...Read more

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Runny nose, dry throat, and a little bit of a cough. when I take a deep breath, I get a sharp pain in my lower right back?

Runny nose, dry throat, and a little bit of a cough. when I take a deep breath, I get a sharp pain in my lower right back?

Time, OTC medication: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection. Increase fluid intake, OTC guifenesin/dextromethorphan, rest, anti-inflammatory. Sharp pain most likely chest wall/pleuritic pain. Worsening symptoms warrant a physician evaluation. ...Read more