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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 severe sore throat! No fever, and I do not have strep.?

I have severe sore throat! No fever, and I do not have strep.?

Likely a virus: It is likely caused by a virus. Antibiotics are of no help in this situation, as they cannot treat viral infections. Use ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) chloraseptic spray, etc for pain relief. If still not better, your doctor can prescribe some other things to help the sore throat pain.

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What do I have I have a sore throat no fever and I have the chills?

What do I have I have a sore throat no fever and I have the chills?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Having chills may mean one's body is trying to create a fever.

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Took care of sick kids last week w viral sore throat. I got little sore throat no fever. Now hubby is sick with same symptoms as kids. Am I at risk?

Took care of sick kids last week w viral sore throat. I got little sore throat no fever. Now hubby is sick with same symptoms as kids. Am I at risk?

Virus exposure: Greetings. It sounds like you may have been the carrier of the virus from the sick kids into your home to your family. This is the common spread of a viral infection. It looks like you had a mild case and your husband developed more symptoms. Are you more at risk, that's hard to say with this limited information. Things that may play a role would be your overall health, medications, sleep. ......

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Lost voice for 2 weeks, no sore throat, no fever. What's the problem?

Lost voice for 2 weeks, no sore throat, no fever. What's the problem?

See a doctor: Two weeks of sudden voice loss that has no cause and fails to improve with voice rest and hydration requires an exam of the throat. Make an appointment to see an ENT as we are the only specialists trained to properly examine and treat the larynx.

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Has sore throat? No fever just got over strep and flu what could it be

Has sore throat? No fever just got over strep and flu what could it be

Sore throat: Another throat infection caused by a different virus, infectious mononucleosis, or even another strep infection may be the cause of this sore throat. Unless it resolves within a day or so, another evaluation by your physician will be necessary and the appropriate tests and treatment will be obtained.

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What is the best treatment for a sore throat? No fever. It has been happening for weeks.

What is the best treatment for a sore throat? No fever. It has been happening for weeks.

You: You may be dealing with a bacterial infection (i.e. Strep throat). This requires antibiotic therapy, however you will need to see a doctor for testing in order to determine if this is the cause. In the meantime try over the counter Ibuprofen or motrin. Also try gargling with warm salt water. I hope you are better soon.

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My 15 year old son has 2 small white like balls on his tonsil. No sore throat, no fever, what could this be?

My 15 year old son has 2 small white like balls on his tonsil. No sore throat, no fever, what could this be?

Tonsil cheese: It's a combination of shed cells, old food, bacteria etc. It's nothing to worry about. I call it tonsil cheese. Some people refer to it as tonsil stones. They will often form and go away on their own. If you are very concerned see an ENT doctor.

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What to do if I have headache, neck ache, sore throat, no fever?

What to do if I have headache, neck ache, sore throat, no fever?

See a doctor: With those symptoms together, you should go see a doctor.

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Sore throat, no fever, bad headache. Had sore throat a couple days ago and it went away. Have not sleep a lot lately. Sick or tired?

Sore throat, no fever, bad headache. Had sore throat a couple days ago and it went away. Have not sleep a lot lately. Sick or tired?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, (naproxen) Advil) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination.

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Scheduled for endoscopy tomorrow. Can I still have it done if I am beginning to get a cold and sore throat? No fever, congestion or cough.

Scheduled for endoscopy tomorrow. Can I still have it done if I am beginning to get a cold and sore throat? No fever, congestion or cough.

Yes: During you endoscopy you will likely be monitored by the physician performing the procedure as well as the anesthesiologist who regulates your sedation. A common cold should not jeopardize the safety or diagnostic efficiency of the procedure.

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My daughter has a rash that looks like mosquito bites and a sore throat, no fever?

My daughter has a rash that looks like mosquito bites and a sore throat, no fever?

Sore throat: Your daughter may have strep throat. Bring her to her physician to do a strep test/throat culture. Streptococcal infection can manifest with various kinds of rashes in addition to the typical rash associated with scarlet fever.

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5yr old with vomiting and sore throat. No fever. Temp is 96.1. Also complaining of headache?

5yr old with vomiting and sore throat. No fever. Temp is 96.1. Also complaining of headache?

Call Peds: Needs checked for strep throat. Not absolute, but possible. Call your pediatrician. Many kids with strep will have nausea or vomiting.

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Losing voice for 3 days. No cold, no sore throat, no fever, was yelling some prior, im 16, right tonsil hurts. Tea, soup, nothing works. Help please.?

Losing voice for 3 days. No cold, no sore throat, no fever, was yelling some prior, im 16, right tonsil hurts. Tea, soup, nothing works. Help please.?

Vocal cords: You probably overworked your vocal cords, nothing you can do, except give you voice a rest, talk as little as possible and do not whisper, they will recover in few days.

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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!

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5 yr old with headache vomiting sore throat. No fever?

5 yr old with headache vomiting sore throat. No fever?

Call Peds: Needs checked for strep throat. Not absolute, but possible. Call your pediatrician. Many kids with strep will have nausea or vomiting.

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