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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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I have sore throat, small white patches on left tonsil (stinky), but no fever or anything else...tonsillitis? what is it? help

I have sore throat, small white patches on left tonsil (stinky), but no fever or anything else...tonsillitis? what is it? help

Tonsillitis: Tge white patches on enlarges tonsils are called exudates which are trapped food inside tonsillar crypts. You should get a strep test at your doctor's office ir an urgent care to make sure you don't an antibiotic. If negative, just use symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen lozenges and better oral hygiene. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/index.html. ...Read more

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Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

Step and mono came back negative.I had sore throat with white patches on one of my tonsils and now there on both should I get a 2nd round of test done?

TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy 3 yrs ago. Now I have sore throat, headache, low fever and white patches where tonsils were and a few red spots. Is this strep?

I had a tonsillectomy 3 yrs ago. Now I have sore throat,  headache,  low fever and white patches where tonsils were and a few red spots. Is this strep?

Viral or strep: This could be a viral or strep infection. Have a rapid screening throat culture for strep where you will get an answer within 15 to 30 minutes. If the test is negative and symptoms persist a more accurate routine throat culture can be done with results in 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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For 3 days I have had a sore throat with white patches. at first it was only on one of my tonsils. Now its on both. And red and raises bumps.No fever?

For 3 days I have had a sore throat with white patches. at first it was only on one of my tonsils.  Now its on both. And red and raises bumps.No fever?

TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to see a doctor for exam and throat cultures ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat. ?

I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat.  ?

Consistent: ..with viral upper respiratory infection assuming this has been going on for less than a week and you are otherwise well. This may be associated with mild fever that responds to Tylenol or Nsaids, sore throat, congestion, intestinal discomfort, fatigue and aches and pains. The white patches represent local immune response. Seek help if no improvement in 7 days. Get adequate rest and hydration. ...Read more

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