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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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Burping and a gulping sensation tonight. Tried multiple pillows. Antacids and Mylanta. Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat. Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest. Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Burping and a gulping sensation tonight. Tried multiple pillows. Antacids and Mylanta. Dozed off and suddenly sensation my air stopped in throat. Sat up and hard belch produced severe burning in throat and chest. Terrible taste. After hour, throat se

Bad GERD: Sounds like you have acid from the stomach coming right up into your mouth - GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease - GERD. This produces symptoms as you describe. Treatment is simple - an over the counter PPI such as omeprazole will work wonders. Real question is why this is occurring - should see doc to straighten this out. ...Read more

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I am having severe burning throat sensation. I have lpr. I was told I was really red in my throat in June. Do you think its something more serious?

I am having severe burning throat sensation. I have lpr. I was told I was really red in my throat in June. Do you think its something more serious?

Sore throat: If you're sore throat has persisted more than a month I would certainly have a throat specialist examine your throat and possibly take a culture
hope this helps you decide what to do ...Read more

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Severe, swollen, burning throat, with fatigue, and severe breathlessness?

Severe, swollen, burning throat, with fatigue, and severe breathlessness?

Infection-Get eval: Your symptoms point o an infection that may be getting into your respiratory system, so get an evaluation with Dr. And get treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause severe burning in my throat? I know it is not heartburn. It happens when I'm up moving around or walking. I do have heart problems.

What would cause severe burning in my throat? I know it is not heartburn. It happens when I'm up moving around or walking. I do have heart problems.

Any time someone...: ...says a symptom of any kind is severe, it's time to see a doctor. I don't know what heart problems you have, but angina (heart pain from a blocked artery in the heart) can be felt in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Putting "severe" and "heart problems" together tells meet you need to see your doctor about this. NOW! Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with severe burning pain in my throat. What can this be? I'm fine during the day.

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with severe burning pain in my throat. What can this be? I'm fine during the day.

Reflux or dry mouth: You may be breathing through your mouth at night, which causes drying of the throat which can hurt. You also could have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Don't eat within a couple of hours before going to bed, avoid spicy or greasy foods, caffeine, alcohol & nicotine before bedtime and elevate the head of the bed 40 to 60 degrees. Sleep on right side.. Get checked by doc to be sure. ...Read more

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My wife was having apple cider vinegar last 2 months. Now she. Is having severe burning sensation in her throat and esophagus. Could this be the cause?

My wife was having apple cider vinegar last 2 months. Now she. Is having severe burning sensation in her throat and esophagus. Could this be the cause?

Possible: Vinegar is very acidic and if she has an underlying problem with reflux or gastritis it can make it much worse. She needs to stop it and all acids and contact her doctor asap for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my chest?

Please... is there anything over-the-counter that will soothe a severe sore throat and burning in my chest?

No: Sounds like you have bronchitis. You can use any of the OTC decongestants like Mucinex (guaifenesin) but most likely you need to be evaluated by a doctor and may need antibiotics plus a prescription medicine for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have Graves and are experiencing sore throat and tightness in my throat, burning pains in my back, no sleep, fatigue, severe anger mood swings.?

I have Graves and are experiencing sore throat and tightness in my throat, burning pains in my back, no sleep, fatigue, severe anger mood swings.?

Possible pharyngitis: Hello Tanya. The sore throat is most likely due to viral or bacterial infection and Is. Not related to Graves'. Are you taking any treatment for Graves"s disease now? . You will need repeat labs to evaluate your thyroid status. Good luck ...Read more

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Causes of burning in throat at the time of eating?

Causes of burning in throat at the time of eating?

Pain with eating: Burning in the throat with eating indicates some type of inflammation/irritation. There are many causes of throat pain. Some of these conditions require antibiotics, anti-fungal, or anti -acid medications. You need a diagnosis in order to choose the proper remedy. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

It can be: Signs of throat cancer include: hoarseness, pain with swallowing, ear pain, or lymph nodes in the neck that are swollen and painless. If you have persistent burning, you should see your primary doctor and be referred to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. ...Read more

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What causes burning in throat but no sore throats and burning in nose.?

What causes burning in throat but no sore throats and burning in nose.?

Several disorders: Without more details, including how long you have suffered this symptom I would have a tough time giving you a specific answer. Breathing thorough the mouth (because of nasal congestion) and reflux of stomach acid are common causes. Assuming that you have been bothered for a while, other causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

I have sore throat and also burning lip what is it?

Viral: Possibly a viral infection. See your doc if you have fevers, difficulty swallowing or breathing and if symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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Burning in throat for a few hours after l eat. I'm having an endoscopy, will this show why I'm getting burning? I stop h plyori treatment 4 weeks ago

Burning in throat for a few hours after l eat. I'm having an endoscopy, will this show why I'm getting burning? I stop h plyori treatment 4 weeks ago

Throat burning: Endoscopy and doctor support is clearly the way to find out what is happening. You MAY have reflux or something else but you will find out and get treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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There's a burning in throat from drinking green kale smoothie. Is this an allergic reaction?

There's a burning in throat from drinking green kale smoothie. Is this an allergic reaction?

Foodborne illness: The CDC says that green leafy vegetables are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Be sure to wash your kale very well. What else was in there? In any case, if you have severe burning and pain, I would absolutely recommend you get seen and get a physical exam and possible treatment to make sure you are safe. Even bring leftover kale with you if you have any. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a male. When I peed last night a few times it burned. This afternoon it is not burning and I have a sore throat.

I am a male. When I peed last night a few times it burned. This afternoon it is not burning and I have a sore throat.

Adenovirus?: Certain types of adenovirus -- one of the common respiratory viruses that causes common colds -- can cause urethritis (urethral infection) along with upper respiratory infection. It's not at all dangerous and will clear up on its own. See your doctor if things don't improve in a few days. ...Read more

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Took couple of sips of a milkshake. Caused burning in throat and in my nose. Blew nose & nothing came out. Why did it cause my nose to burn?

Took couple of sips of a milkshake. Caused burning in throat and in my nose. Blew nose & nothing came out. Why did it cause my nose to burn?

The pharynx: Located behind your mouth and nose is an open connection between your mouth and nose. Anything that you swallow can affect the nose through this open connection. The contents of what you swallow generally travels down through the esophagus to your stomach. Gravity is all that keeps it from traveling up into your nose, but contact with nasopharynx, especially temperature changes can affect nose. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when I woke up. There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

I have a sore throat that started yesterday and got worst when I woke up. There is a burning irritation in my chest as well as my throat?

See your doctor: A professional evaluation and examination is necessary to rule out viral vs bacterial infection and to determine if antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

I was diagnosed with gastritis three weeks ago. Showing improvement, but have a sore throat and the burning sensation. How long does gastritis last?

Depends: Unfortunately, there's not a simple answer. It depends on what symptoms you were having, how the diagnosis was made, and what the cause was. Also depends on what the treatment was. Ok to call the doctor that treated you, and ask. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain between shoulder blades mostly right side, burning in throat for days, bad taste in mouth, feeling of something in throat. Gerds?

Pain between shoulder blades mostly right side, burning in throat for days, bad taste in mouth, feeling of something in throat. Gerds?

Probably: If you have pain radiation to the scapula and bitter taste in the mouth called water brash and burning in the throat it is very possible you may have reflux. Try adjusting your diet and changing your lifestyle which in most cases will affect and reduce reflux, additionally you should see your primary, antacids and /or medications such as prilosec can be trailed for symptom control initially. ...Read more

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My 13 year old has serious throat pain like burning not a sore throat. Like pins and needle she says and it switched from side to side what is it?

My 13 year old has serious throat pain like burning not a sore throat. Like pins and needle she says and it switched from side to side what is it?

Throat pain: Her throat pain is probably due to an infectious process until proven otherwise. Consult a doctor for possible throat culture and evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

I've had a sore throat for three days. And when I urinate it's not so much painful, but it's a cross between mild burning and pain. What's going on?

See a doctor: Burning with urination is not normal and suggests inflammation in the urethra (tube carrying urine out of the body). This can have several causes. The sore throat may or may not be related. A health care provider can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do? I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do? I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Sore Throat (Definition)

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