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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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Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

You sound sick.: This all could represent a sinus infection, but the unilaterality and midback pain are curious elements. You really should have a good local examination by a physician today to know for sure what's going on. ...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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Sore throat runny stuffy nose been coughing for three months what can this be how can it get better female 17 also lots of mucous

Sore throat runny stuffy nose been coughing for three months what can this be how can it get better female 17 also lots of mucous

Please get checked.: It could be from really bad allergies and post nasal drip, but also could be something more serious. If this were going on just a week, it'd be less concerning... But three months is a long time. Please get checked! ...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

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I have a bad cough runny nose, itchy throat and lots of whitish pleghm comes out when I cough, what does it mean? And what medication will I take?

I have a bad cough runny nose, itchy throat and lots of whitish pleghm comes out when I cough, what does it mean? And what medication will I take?

Possibilities...: If you also have a fever, this could be acute bronchitis of probable viral origin, if the fever is low-grade. This will run its course over a few days or so and symptomatic treatment is all that is needed. If there is no fever, this could represent allergic bronchospasm and bronchodilator and steroid inhalers would be prescribed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Cure for sore itchy throat, runny nose?

Time!: Time will cure your symptoms. Antihistamines will help you feel better for the duration. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny nose and tired what should I do?

Sore throat, runny nose and tired what should I do?

Sore throat, runny: Get lots of rest. Stay hydrated. Eat healthy. You may want to use saline nasal spray to alleviate nasal congestion that can accompany an upper respiratory tract infection. If you are feeling poorly despite these, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny nose, chills. Please help. How do I treat these symptoms?

Sore throat, runny nose, chills. Please help. How do I treat these symptoms?

Some tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Temp 99.9. Sore throat. Runny stuffy nose. Sneezes. Is this a cold or strep?

Strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is notoriously difficult to diagnose by purely clinical criteria, but the symptoms you mention do not suggest that what you have is strep. It is more probably a viral infection. An allergy is also possible, but seems less likely. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

I have a runny nose sore throat I m very achy I just had this all last month and got rid of it?

Virus: Likely another upper respiratory virus. Treat the symptoms, lots of fluids and rest. If it lasts more than 5-6 days or you have fevers greater than 102 get evaluated. Not unusual to get multiple viruses in the winter. Wash your hands after contact with others or use hand sanitizer. More likely when you work in an office or with the public. ...Read more

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I was sick (cold) since last Tuesday I got better in 3 days but still I have fatigue, runny nose, itchy throat & feel sick. Do I have immunity problem?

I was sick (cold) since last Tuesday I got better in 3 days but still I have fatigue, runny nose, itchy throat & feel sick. Do I have immunity problem?

Weeks: A viral illness can last several weeks before you feel better. If you're not feeling better after two weeks of illness, I would see your doctor ...Read more

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