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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