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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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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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I woke up coughing with a severe burning pain on th r side of my throat. It's still there. No other symptoms. What could it be?

I woke up coughing with a severe burning pain on th r side of my throat. It's still there. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Drinking?: Were you drinking last night? You may have acid reflux that is causing your symptoms.Or you may be coming down with a viral illness, such as a cold, watch you symptoms and see how they evolve then consult your doctor. ...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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Pain in ear, throat and upper chest. Severe, burning and sharp stabbing. Only lasted a minute or two. Ear felt full. Scary and weird. Came on suddenly?

See an Otologist: If the ear and side of pain were the same as your history of facial nerve decompression which was done through the ear and mastoid you need to see an ENT doc. In the meantime take ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours ...Read more