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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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Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

You bet...: ....And sometimes more. Some of the worst sore throats I have treated were caused by the epstein barr virus. Sometimes strep hurts a lot, and sometimes strep doesn't hurt that much at all. ...Read more

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It actually feels as though there is a lump in my throat. It hurts to swallow, but not sore throat hurt. What could be the cause?

It actually feels as though there is a lump in my throat. It hurts to swallow, but not sore throat hurt. What could be the cause?

Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...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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Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes? (i don't use drugs at all)

Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes? (i don't use drugs at all)

Virus vs Strep: Most severe sore throats are viral in nature, but strep throat is a possibility. Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) is caused by the epstein barr virus and is common in your age group. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat. Hurts very much to swallow. Other than that, I feel great. I have been smoking weed a lot this summer. Do you think that's why?

I have a sore throat. Hurts very much to swallow. Other than that, I feel great. I have been smoking weed a lot this summer. Do you think that's why?

Probably!: Consider refraining form further smoking for the rest of the summer. If the pain remains as vivid, schedule a visit with your primary care physician for a thorough examination to rul anything else out. ...Read more

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I had a cold for a few weeks but now im just left with relly sore throat hurts to even swollow. On top of that I still cough have alot of muces and r?

I had a cold for a few weeks but now im just left with relly sore throat hurts to even swollow. On top of that I still cough have alot of muces and r?

Colds: Colds can last up to 3-4 weeks. I am sorry you still feel bad. I bet your throat is irritated from all the drainage you keep having. As long as you don't have a fever, you should get better soon! ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, and left molars are sore as well. What could this be? It is mild to moderate pain for the time being.

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, and left molars are sore as well. What could this be? It is mild to moderate pain for the time being.

See your dentist: At age 21, a wisdom tooth infection might also cause sore throats and swollen lymph glands just under the jaw. See your dentist for examination and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Pain in front of throat. Doesn't hurt on inside like sore throat, hurts to swallow or touch the outside esp high throat under chin. What could it be?

Pain in front of throat. Doesn't hurt on inside like sore throat, hurts to swallow or touch the outside esp high throat under chin. What could it be?

Glands: This type of tenderness suggests inflamed lymph glands or even inflammation of the thyroid. Also it could be due to irritation or inflammation of muscles or skin in the area. See your physician if symptoms worsen or persist or if redness or swelling develop. ...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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Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Viral pharyngitis?: By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise just tough it out without worry. ...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 gave my bf oral and swallow like usual he doesn't have std's & this is the first time I ever have had a bump on throat /sore throat. Hurts to eat?

I gave my bf oral and swallow like usual he doesn't have std's & this is the first time I ever have had a bump on throat /sore throat. Hurts to eat?

Seek help, see below: Please please go to the local city/county health dept. In your town for remedy, if you can't afford a private doctor.
This is more than trauma. Most likely infection. ...Read more

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Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. Bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. Snowed in&cant see dr what do I do?

Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. Bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. Snowed in&cant see dr what do I do?

Needs evaluation: I'm sorry to say but you need to get this seen by a doctor -since you don't want to neglect something like Strep throat. There might be clues -such as if anyone else in the household was diagnosed with Strep? Certainly a virus is possible, but without a throat culture and proper evaluation, you're guessing. For now, hot drinks, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptoms. I make a hot honey-lemon drink with ginger ...Read more

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Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Get medical eval: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts when swollowing, ear ache and now just had blood in my phlegm?

Sore throat, hurts when swollowing, ear ache and now just had blood in my phlegm?

Mgt: There may be localized blood in the area from inflammation of the lining of the upper airway. I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist soon.
Other causes include bronchitis, pneumonia, TB, particularly if you have pulmonary symptoms. Please avoid acidic foods/drinks and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. ...Read more

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Had op for my sinuses 3 weeks ago since then I've had a constant sore throat hurts to swallow, could the breathing tube scratched my throat?

Sore throat after: It is possible that you have a sore throat after being intubated by the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for your surgery. If this occurs, it usually only last a few days. I would go back to your surgeon and have them take a look at your throat ASAP. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts when I swallow. No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti. Should I tell my dr, so I can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Sore throat, hurts when I swallow. No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti. Should I tell my dr, so I can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Maybe: First of all, this is more likely viral than bacterial so antibiotics may not help. If it is bacterial, then the antibiotics you are taking for the UTI may be adequate for the throat infection, but you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Really bad sore throat, hurts to swallow, I have a ear ache and a bad migraine, what's going on? Please help

Really bad sore throat, hurts to swallow, I have a ear ache and a bad migraine, what's going on? Please help

URI: URI. Usually viral. Supportive treatment with fluids, saline gargle, OTC pain meds. See MD if no improvement in 5-7 days or gets worse. ...Read more

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Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?

Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do some sore throats hurt badly when I press on the side of the neck?

Why do some sore throats hurt badly when I press on the side of the neck?

Possible lymph node: Throat infections often cause nodes in the neck to become inflamed which are then tender to touch. There may also be inflammation or cellulitis in the tissues in the throat around the infected area so outside pressure can stretch them which is also painful. ...Read more

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