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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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Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Hard to tell: But it is more likely a viral vs a strep infection. If you are miserable, get to an urgicare or consult one of the HealthTap doctor who provides consultation service - I do not belong to this group and you will have look one up for yourself. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside. I'm confusedto swallow. What could this be?

What to do if I have a sore throat and under my neck it hurts like inside. I'm confusedto swallow. What could this be?

Get checked.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Pharyngitis/tonsilli: When you have infection in the tonsils or pharynx it is not uncommon to have lymph nodes in the neck. These nodes do not have to be the same size or consistency on both sides. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat last week, hurt to swallow, glands swollen, sore neck, it went away and now its back! Feels like there's something back there! Help?

I had a sore throat last week, hurt to swallow, glands swollen, sore neck, it went away and now its back! Feels like there's something back there! Help?

Sire throat: 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. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

You need to go to: A health care provider and be evaluated with a physical examination. I suspect you have a serious infection and need antibiotic treatment. Your description of symptoms is very worrisome. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Sore throat for few days. Throat is not swollen, but is red and hurts to swallow, touch neck, and turn head. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: If it hurts to swallow, touch your neck, or turn your head, this sounds more serious than a standard pharyngitis; you should see a doctor for evaluation to see if it could have progressed to something worse, like an abscess. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome
See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I had radioactive iodine4 yrs ago for Graves' disease & for 3 days my thyroid hurts really bad when I turn my neck or swallow. No sore throat. Help?

I had radioactive iodine4 yrs ago for Graves' disease & for 3 days my thyroid hurts really bad when I turn my neck or swallow. No sore throat. Help?

Unclear question.: You had "thyroid " pain for 3 days after RAI treatment 4 years ago and now you have problem with throat pain when you turn your neck or swallow? I think it is time for you to consult an ENT to find out what may be wrong with your throat. I also wonder if you have a cervical spine problem but can't tell for sure based on your history. Make sure there's nothing wrong with your throat 1st. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis? pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How come when I get a sore throat, at night to hurts the most to swallow?

How come when I get a sore throat, at night to hurts the most to swallow?

Perhaps:: 1. Throat dries out more at night, makes swallowing more painful
2. Acid backwash from stomach contents occurs when you rest flat.
3. No distractions, may types of pain more annoying at night.
Try salt water gargles, a humidifier, antacid and be seen if not getting better. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for a sore throat it hurts so bad to swallow?

Sore throat: Garggle with salt and water, tea with honey helps, if it continues see your doctor you may have an infection. ...Read more

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I've been having sore throat pain and it hurts tremendously to swallow and I don't know what to do?

I've been having sore throat pain and it hurts tremendously to swallow and I don't know what to do?

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). Throat lozenges or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts so much I can't swallow or sleep. What is recommended?

Have it evaluated: Most sore throats are viral but some are due to bacteria such as strep. See your doctor if it that bad. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. It feels like there's a lump in my throat making it difficult to swallow. Please advise

URI: Many causes of sore throat, from strep to a viral URI can cause the pain. Diagnosis depends on the length of time your symptoms have been present, if you have a fever or other symptoms to go with the pain. Sometimes, just allergy drainage or acid reflux can result in a sore throat. If your symptoms last more than 7 days, see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had a sore throat. It hurts to swallow.?

Hi. I have had a sore throat. It hurts to swallow.?

Sore throat: Follow up with doc today. May have strep so you need to be tested. Or coull be viral, mycoplasma or from post nasal drip. But need to test for strep. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. What should I do?

I have had a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. What should I do?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sore throat it hurts bad when I swallow how can I help it?

I have a really bad sore throat it hurts bad when I swallow how can I help it?

Sore throat: You can first try some Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray. If the sore throat progresses to the point where just getting in fluids is difficult, an antibiotic might help. If the pain is only on one side, consider seeing a doctor about this. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a really bad sore throat and it hurts a lot when I swallow?

Sore throat: Try some chloraseptic spray from the pharmacy and gargle with warm salt water. Add 1 to 2 tsp salt to 8 onces of water and gargle. If you have fevers or chills you may need to go to an urgent care or call your doctor to get an antibiotic and or get your throat swabbed to rule out strep throat. If you are coughing up colored phlegm you may also need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

Examine sore throat: When someone has been sick for about a week with a cold, and the symptoms seem to have improved, but then a new symptom appears or the symptoms relapse and get worse, it sometimes means there is a secondary infection. That's actually the best time to see a doctor, because the secondary infections are more likely to be bacterial and to respond to antibiotics than the first ones, which are viral. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for a month, im just wondering what it could be? It hurts to swallow and there are no other symptoms.

I have had a sore throat for a month, im just wondering what it could be? It hurts to swallow and there are no other symptoms.

ENT doctor to check: An ENT doctor should evaluate a throat that has been sore for 1 month. An infection such as strep throat or a cold would have healed up by then. Allergies would cause noticeable mucus drip down the throat. Throat or palate ulcers would have healed up by then also, but sometimes new ones occur every few days. A doctor can look to see if there is a cancerous growth or something stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

See your GP: If the chest pain followed a sore throat it may be you have bronchitis or even pneumonia. Did you take antibiotics? If so you might have thrush in the mouth or esophagus.
It is difficult to say without more information, but if pain is described as heavy, then you need to see your doctor to be absolutely sure it is not heart related. ...Read more

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I got sore throat had it for about 3 weeks now feels like got something stuck in it hard swallow hurts and sometimes burns I touch it scared?

Sore throat: At this point you should see your primary care doctor to check your throat and perform a swab. It may be possible that you need antibiotics, however a good physical exam is needed. ...Read more

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I have somedays difficulty in swallowing like if I had a sore throat but I went to the doctors and he told me he don't see anything. It doesn't hurt?

I have somedays difficulty in swallowing like if I had a sore throat but I went to the doctors and he told me he don't see anything. It doesn't hurt?

Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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