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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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How do I treat a sore throat that won't go away? Hard to swallow, gets worse at night

How do I treat a sore throat that won't go away? Hard to swallow, gets worse at night

See the doctor: You should see your doctor first if you are sick, and then if doctor told you that you are not having some kind of cold, flue or else, then see your dentist to get it checked. There are lot of things to be checked with your dentist, for example, medical history, personal history, etc... ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Hard to say: Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have sore throat no fever been coughing for about 2 weeks/cough gets worse at night. During the day icough up yellow phlegm at night its clear no ins?

I have sore throat no fever been coughing for about 2 weeks/cough gets worse at night. During the day icough up yellow phlegm at night its clear no ins?

Possibilities...: Possible causes of your symptoms include post-nasal drip leading to sore throat and bronchospasm leading to cough. This may be due to a viral infection, including viral bronchitis. Since this is likely a viral infection, antibiotics would be ineffective. If there is no improvement over the next week, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

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Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Possibly more....: 10 days is pretty long for a common cold. If your are coughing up colored phlegm or having colored nasal discharge you may have a sino-bronchial syndrome: basically, sinusitis with bronchitis. I suggest a medical examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had this rlly annoying cough for over a week now. Not sore throat just very scratchy. Wont go away, worse at night, no other symptoms really? Im19

I've had this rlly annoying cough for over a week now. Not sore throat just very scratchy. Wont go away, worse at night, no other symptoms really? Im19

Sounds like allergy: Do you have known allergies? What have you already tried? Did you tried otc cough medication with antihistamin in it? If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat off and on the past 10 days or so. Seems to go away during day and get worse at night early am. Ears feel stuffed.?

I have had a sore throat off and on the past 10 days or so. Seems to go away during day and get worse at night early am. Ears feel stuffed.?

Eustachian Tube: Your symptoms suggest a common cold and Eustachian Tube dysfunction. The ear congestion is usually temporary. Gently "popping" your ears every few hours by blowing with your mouth closed and nose pinched will push air into the eustachian tubes and help to unblock the ET. Using Flonase twice daily may help. For info on ET Dysfunction: > http://bit. Ly/ZZ8ufv On using Flonase > http://bit. Ly/1MJuqLD ...Read more

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Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and I wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and I wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Cold: Most colds are due to viral infections o the upper respiratory tract, and last 10-14 days. It is common to have a persistent cough afterwards, along with excess mucous production. Gerd is typically associated with heartburn and regurgitation if stomach contents into the esophagus and/or throat. Gerd can get worse with stress as well, such as when you have a cold. ...Read more

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If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

Can't say: The combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Could be infection: Could be adenitis.... Could be many things. Consult your doctor to look at it and they will also test for strep throat. Needs to be examined if you have chronic symptoms. ...Read more

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The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

Viral URI: Most likely you have a viral upper respiratory infection. These tend to last 7-10 days before your immune system has cleared it. If you have sinus pressure or pain in your forehead or around your face you may have a sinus infection also. Saltwater gargles and zinc lozenges may help your throat. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 10 days see your Dr. ...Read more

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5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more

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Coughing, moderate sore throat, no fever, headache, no stuffy nose, feel a little better in the day, worse at night. What should I take for it?

Coughing, moderate sore throat, no fever, headache, no stuffy nose, feel a little better in the day, worse at night. What should I take for it?

Cannot diagnose: Sounds superficially like a viral upper respiratory tract infection from which you will shortly recover, but cannot diagnose you long distant. Requires history and physical and perhaps some testing. Either see a doctor or use an otc preparation similar to nyquil for a day or so and see if that does not help. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Sounds like tonsilli: Your description sound like it is viral. Suggest warm salt water gargles, and drink a lot of fluids, and suspect it will resolve in a few days. If it persists, or you develop fever or you do get some white patches on the throat/tonsils, then strep needs to be ruled out. There are also other bacteria that can cause a pharyngitis or tonsillitis. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and feeling very tired. I is worse at night. I am taking erythromycin but it is not helping. What would you recommend.?

I have a sore throat and feeling very tired. I is worse at night. I am taking erythromycin but it is not helping. What would you recommend.?

Rest: You probably have a viral infection, and antibiotics will not be effective. You may have mono, which is caused by the epstein-barr virus. This can be tested by blood tests. Your body's immune system will clear the viral infection on its own. The best thing to help your immune system is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious food. ...Read more

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Cough for about 3 days, sore throat worse in early morning and at night, now coughing out some darker green mucus. Ear pressure, nose slight stuffy?

Cough for about 3 days, sore throat worse in early morning and at night, now coughing out some darker green mucus. Ear pressure, nose slight stuffy?

Take Honey: Get Netflix.
watch a funny movie, rest, relax.
Take honey - about one tsp 3x a day for the cough.
Drink green tea with lemon and honey - at least six glasses / day.
Green mucus suggest thick stale drainage, possible bacteria. Humming helps move the mucus. If persists, ask doctor about using Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator to remove stale phlegm and restore good cilia movement ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worse at night), . .. tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worse at night), . .. tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

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I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

Hello.: Hello. I don't know if the doctor would order blood work or not. However, if you are particularly afraid of needles (which many people are), it is important to let you doctor know. One thing you can do to decrease your anxiety is begin deep breathing before you get blood drawn. Breath in slowly and deeply through your nose. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five and then slowly exhale. Repeat at least 12 times. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, loss of voice, hoarse voice, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night) and runny nose.

I am experiencing sore throat, loss of voice, hoarse voice, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night) and runny nose.

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

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Hello, I have a sore throat, a slight cough and a bit of a runny nose. Sore throat has lasted for the past 4 days, and is worse at night when I lay down. No fever, no sinus pressure. Is this something to be concerned about?

Hello, I have a sore throat, a slight cough and a bit of a runny nose. Sore throat has lasted for the past 4 days, and is worse at night when I lay down. No fever, no sinus pressure. Is this something to be concerned about?

Sinusitis: This sounds like typical case of sinusitis. Not necessarily of bacterial origin. The PND seems to be most bothersome and this can usually be controlled or least slowed by OTC medications. These would include products such as decongestant, antihistamine, and steroid nasal spray. If this continues more than ten days or if you have a change in color of nasal discharge, you should be seen in perso ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night). The following also describe me: Fatigue, Sore throat, Chest congestion, and Nasal congestion. What should I

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night). The following also describe me: Fatigue, Sore throat, Chest congestion, and Nasal congestion. What should I

Mgt.: A virtual appointment may be useful to you and to your PCP. You may have a flu like illness, the flu or another illness. Mostly likely this is a viral illness which should resolve in about three weeks. If you are experiencing fever, chills or respiratory difficulty, please see acute care. In the meantime, rest, fluids and monitor your temperature. The use of nasal saline may also be used. ...Read more

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Scratchy sore throat, runny nose, dry cough worse at night and in heat. 2 day history. Just traveled with friends on a cruise ship who all have similar sx's. Drinking lots of OJ and taking Vitamin C and resting. Thinking that it is just cold a cold, howev

Scratchy sore throat, runny nose, dry cough worse at night and in heat. 2 day history. Just traveled with friends on a cruise ship who all have similar sx's. Drinking lots of OJ and taking Vitamin C and resting. Thinking that it is just cold a cold, howev

Likely a cold: Controversy exists about vitC supplements for a cold. Taking the suggested amount (and not more) is safe. Warning signs that should prompt one to see a physician are sudden worsening of the throat pain, enlarging lymph nodes, persistent fever, any resultant breathing difficulty, sinus pressure after 14 days that is not improving, and suddenly getting worse after a period of improvement. ...Read more

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PAINFUL sore throat gets worse each day lasted for 5 days accompanied by cough, fever, congestion. What to do about this and how long will it last?

PAINFUL sore throat gets worse each day lasted for 5 days accompanied by cough, fever, congestion. What to do about this and how long will it last?

A cold?: Although the symptoms are compatible with a viral infection, the worsening sore throat is of concern. If it is just a common cold, the nasal symptoms and fever will likely subside by the 10th day but the cough may linger for a few more weeks. On the other hand, you will need to rule out a strep throat (although it is not expected to cause a cough) & thus a doctor's visit is recommended ...Read more

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How can I stop a sore throat before it gets worse?

How can I stop a sore throat before it gets worse?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

What can help slightly irritated sore throat before it gets worse?

Try: Gargling with warm salut water. If that doesn't work try gargling with chloraseptic but your mouth will feel nimb ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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