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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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What is safe to take for allergies (congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.

What is safe to take for allergies (congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.

Use non-sedating: Antihistamines that are available over the counter, such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra unless your infant is a newborn. You may find a slight decrease in milk production, which would be an issue if you are trying to build up your supply, but the trace amounts in your milk should not be harmful to your infant. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, unwell feeling, lethargic, sneezing, and a temperature of 99.6. Are these symptoms the onset of a cold?

Scratchy throat, unwell feeling, lethargic, sneezing, and a temperature of 99.6. Are these symptoms the onset of a cold?

It's quite possible.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I have a scratchy throat and I tend to sneeze a lot... What could it be?

I have a scratchy throat and I tend to sneeze a lot... What could it be?

Scratchy throat/snee: Scratchy throat and sneezing is due to inhalant allergy also called hay fever/allergic rhinitis.It is treated with anti histamines by mouth or nasal steroids. ...Read more

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Started w/ scratchy throat; then stuffy/runny nose & sneezing; then lethargic/chills & temp 100.5°. Today (Day 5) hoarse/painful cough. Possible Dx?

Started w/ scratchy throat; then stuffy/runny nose & sneezing; then lethargic/chills & temp 100.5°. Today (Day 5) hoarse/painful cough. Possible Dx?

URI Dx?: 25 F Started w/ scratchy throat; then stuffy/runny nose & sneezing; then lethargic/chills & temp 100.5°. Today (Day 5) hoarse/painful cough. Possible Dx? Sounds like a cold. Most likely virus. But your local Drs know what is going around in school or work and can better assess cause and treatment. Prob not strept throat but that can only be determined local history and testing. ...Read more

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Thursday -had scratchy throat some coughing, Frida-Sunday- runny nose sneezing Monday/tues (today) cough attacks? Is this a cold?

Thursday -had scratchy throat some coughing, Frida-Sunday- runny nose sneezing Monday/tues (today) cough attacks? Is this a cold?

Yes: Viral upper respiratory tract infection can cause these symptoms. You want to rest and and hydrate yourself well, use saline washes and salt water gargles, OTC cough and cold medicines would help if needed, but read the labels carefully. If no improvement in few days or new symptoms, e.g. fever, severe cough especially at night, or fever, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, lethargic, slight headache, and a temperature of 100.3 degrees. What can I do for these symptoms?

Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, lethargic, slight headache, and a temperature of 100.3 degrees. What can I do for these symptoms?

Viral URI: Your symptoms are typical of a viral upper respiratory illness (viral uri). Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine 120 mg long acting twice daily can reduce the congestion/runny nose. Ibuprofen 200mg, 2 pills every 6 hours for fever and aches, and a tincture of time are all effective. ...Read more

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I have a fever 101 stuffy nose body aches sneezing coughing and scratchy throat. Is this just a virus?

I have a fever 101 stuffy nose body aches sneezing coughing and scratchy throat. Is this just a virus?

Most likely: The symptoms you describe sound like a virus but if symptoms persist you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

Cold: These are all symptoms of a cold. Allergy is less likely since this is so widespread. Do the usual: Plenty of fluids, warmth, hot baths and over the counter decongestants like Chlorpheneramine and expectorants if you are coughing. See your doctor if this is persistent. ...Read more

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I 'm 4 months pregnant with a horrible dry cough, stuffy nose, sneezing, scratchy throat is so bad hard to swallow, body aches, for 5 days. Wht can I do?

I 'm 4 months pregnant with a horrible dry cough, stuffy nose, sneezing, scratchy throat is so bad hard to swallow, body aches, for 5 days. Wht can I do?

See doctor: You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor may recommend certain interventions once evaluation is completed. ...Read more

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Can severe heartburn cause sneezing and itchy lips and itchy throats and how can I cure severe heartburn naturally and avoid it in the future?

Can severe heartburn cause sneezing and itchy lips and itchy throats and how can I cure severe heartburn naturally and avoid it in the future?

Yes, but not: Very likely. You need medical evaluation to reduce acid production or reduce reflux or likely both, two causes of GERD. There is no natural fix to this problem. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for itchy throat when sneezing cause of allergies?

What are some home remedies for itchy throat when sneezing cause of allergies?

Antihistamine: Try some otc antihistamines since there is no good home remedies known yet. If this is related to eating certain foods/fruits, then avoidance would be the key. ...Read more

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What does rubbery clear mucus mean? I'm sneezing and coughing. My ears are itchy and my throat is too.

What does rubbery clear mucus mean? I'm sneezing and coughing. My ears are itchy and my throat is too.

Allergies or viral: This sounds like either an environmental allergy exacerbation or a viral upper respiratory infection. Depends if it developed over a week or two or a day or two. If it's weeks, then it's allergies and recommend otc Claritin or zyrtec. If over a few days then viral and would recommend otc tylenol (acetaminophen) cold or advil cold. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up my throat gets sore and itchy. And then I sneeze a lot. This continues for 20-30 minutes till I clear my nose. Help me please?

Every morning I wake up my throat gets sore and itchy. And then I sneeze a lot. This continues for 20-30 minutes till I clear my nose. Help me please?

Sounds allergic: It sounds as if you are allergic to or sensitive to your bedroom environment. You might try taking an over-the-counter antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) before going to bed and see if your symptoms are better in the morning. If so, allergy precautions, dusting your bedroom and even consideration of discussing this with your doctor or allergist may be of benefit. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my ear, throat, nose is itchy and I sneeze a lot! What should I do, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my ear, throat, nose is itchy and I sneeze a lot! What should I do, what do you suggest?

Possible allergy: Itching (ear, nose, throat) and sneezing are very common symptoms of allergies. While over the counter antihistamines could help, an allergist is specifically trained to help identify the trigger of nasal symptoms as well as develop a treatment plan to help control or prevent the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat and ears. And it kinda hurts to swallow. I'm constebtky sneezeing and coughing too any ideas?

I have an itchy throat and ears. And it kinda hurts to swallow. I'm constebtky sneezeing and coughing too any ideas?

2 possibilites: Your symptoms are non specific but they could represent an infectious issue vs an allergic issue. Based on your symptoms I would lean towards an allergic cause. You can always try an over the counter antihistamine (non-drowsy) and see if your symptoms improve. If they don't improve you should see an ENT doctor in order to address all these issues at once. ...Read more

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Can teens develop hayfever? I've been suffering from itchy nose/throat and constantly sneezing when I'm out near a field. Also I'm more tired..

Can teens develop hayfever? I've been suffering from itchy nose/throat and constantly sneezing when I'm out near a field. Also I'm more tired..

Hay fever: Hay fever can develop at any age. The symptoms you mention, even possibly the tiredness, and the situation where you experience them do suggest that you could be allergic to some pollen or grass. You can try one of the second generation (non-sedating) non-prescription antihistamines to see if it helps. If not then see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been sneezing up a storm lately, but no itchy eyes, hoarse throat etc. That'd suggest it's allergies.

I've been sneezing up a storm lately, but no itchy eyes, hoarse throat etc. That'd suggest it's allergies.

Still likely: Allergies don't have to affect anything other than your nose, so it still could be allergies. Anything that irritates the lining of your nose, like pollen, pepper or even some new lipstick or makeup that you put on your upper lip could be doing this. I'm sure it's a nuisance but it's not dangerous. Noses like to clear themselves out especially if irritated, and that's often a good thing! ...Read more

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5min protected sex. Oraquick test neg @6wk. Wk7 have throat little itchy/dry/tight/feels like somethin stuck&light sneeze no fever. Hiv related or no?

5min protected sex. Oraquick test neg @6wk. Wk7 have throat little itchy/dry/tight/feels like somethin stuck&light sneeze no fever. Hiv related or no?

Probably fine: It sounds as if you wisely used a condom, and now are getting a cold. If you were a man having vaginal intercourse with a woman, your risk is low even if she is infected. Since you are clearly very worried (and I understand), ask your physician whether you can pay extra for a pcr test for the virus; you'll know for certain. ...Read more

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Itching throat and deep in ear on right side. Driving me nuts. Sneezing some and facial pain occasionally. Clairitin not helping. Could this b allergi?

Itching throat and deep in ear on right side. Driving me nuts. Sneezing some and facial pain occasionally. Clairitin not helping. Could this b allergi?

See your PCP: Itching ear and throat that is sudden, severe or unusual should be evaluated by your health care provider. See your PCP for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more