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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Normal looking cold n cough with sore throat. No fever yet. Or aches or anything yet. Could it be h1n1? It's been approx 22-23 hours. Been out..

Normal looking cold n cough with sore throat. No fever yet. Or aches or anything yet. Could it be h1n1? It's been approx 22-23 hours. Been out..

Mgt: Flu like symptoms usually include muscle aches, fever and sore throat. It may be a common cold if none of these develop and if the symptoms are mild.
Keep well hydrated, rest and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?

Thick yellow fatty looking blood streaked mucas from throat, stiff neck, comgestion, cough & sore throat. No fever had for 72 hrs. Possible dx?

URI: This sounds like an acute viral URI (common cold) possibly complicated by bronchitis, but without seeing you and examining you it is really very difficult to predict. Hope you get better soon and don't have to see anyone, but if you get worse or do not get progressively better you should be seen by a doctor. ...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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5 yr old complaining since 10/28 of all over pain had sore throat no fever and little diahrea. Has a gum abcess dr thinks amoxcillan reaction help?

5 yr old complaining since 10/28 of all over pain had sore throat no fever and little diahrea. Has a gum abcess dr thinks amoxcillan reaction help?

Pain: Pain may be due to a viral illness. Have him take warm baths and Ibuprofen for pain relief. The gum abscess may or may not be part of his illness. Also make sure he doesn't have dental caries. ...Read more

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My son has has the flu for 6 days should I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) or is it too late for me?? I started symptoms 2 days ago cough and sore throat no fever yet.

My son has has the flu for 6 days should I take tamiflu (oseltamivir) or is it too late for me?? I started symptoms 2 days ago cough and sore throat no fever yet.

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is used to treat influenza A and/or B in people who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less. It can also be used as prophylaxis (prevention) for people who have a close contact who is positive for the flu but have not yet developed symptoms. ...Read more

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I have body ache, blocked nose and sore throat. No fever. Do I need to take any medication?

I have body ache, blocked nose and sore throat. No fever. Do I need to take any medication?

Not necessarily: Under most circumstances somebody with symptoms like this has a viral upper respiratory infection and bed rest and fluids and perhaps nsaids would be used. If you develop fever, get worse, or have further questions, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen blistery looking bumps in area below tongue. Sore throat no fever occasional headaches. Virus? No time for dr. If virus. 3 days so far

Virus is likely: Without a fever, severe pain, or difficulty swallowing, a virus does seem most likely. Salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water, swish around, gargle, spit out) can help relieve any discomfort, as can softer foods. Things that should get your attention are increasing pain, difficulty swallowing, drooling, or fever. Ibuprofen (as long as you don't have ulcers/kidney issues). Good luck!! ...Read more

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Have a cold for a few days with moderate sore throat. No fever. Uvula swollen in the morning esp. Cold clearing up but sore throat remains. When looking at uvula it has white spot on it. Maybe strep?

Have a cold for a few days with moderate sore throat. No fever. Uvula swollen in the morning esp. Cold clearing up but sore throat remains. When looking at uvula it has white spot on it. Maybe strep?

Strep Throat: Often has symptoms of beefy -red, swollen, painful tonsils with white exudates and enlarged, tender lymph nodes. However, I have had strep throat several times with almost no findings. Although this sounds viral - it would take testing/culture to rule strep out. ...Read more

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Area where tonsil used to be white. Sore throat no fever. Tonsils removed years ago. Bed rest or doctor?

Area where tonsil used to be white. Sore throat no fever. Tonsils removed years ago. Bed rest or doctor?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis And throat pain. You need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Also potentially ENT CONSULT re laryngoscopy to visualize your anatomy if it is a chronic problem. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Tonsils can regrow with time. ...Read more

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Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing I (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal. Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp. Pdf. ...Read more

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15 year old daughter has a slightly swollen tongue and is complaining of a sore jaw up in to cheekbone area and a sore throat. No fever...

Call you dentist: There are a number of things that can cause pain like this. But the most common thing would be a TMJ problem, usually from some sort of trauma. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

Flu mist symptoms how long do the effects of flu mist last? My son had it monday and now has a runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. No fever

1-3 Days: He may be feeling the symptoms of the body simply "recognizing" the influenza vaccine. However it is also equally likely he is coming down with a cold virus that just happens to be after he got the flumyst. If you have concerns about his health, see your pediatrician in the next day. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough, a stuffy nose & sneezing, I have suffered from bronchitis since a baby I'm 24 f, it started with a sore throat, no fever what is it?

I have a dry cough, a stuffy nose & sneezing, I have suffered from bronchitis since a baby I'm 24 f, it started with a sore throat, no fever what is it?

Post nasal drip: You likely have undiagnosed allergies. The allergies cause the sore throat and the sneezing and coughing. The drainage is likely clear. I would try some Flonase a couple of sprays each nostril once or twice a day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Painful sore throat, irritated ears, lump on neck, stiff neck, and fatigue. This is not a normal sore throat. No fever or cold like symptoms?

Viral?: This may be infectious mononucleosis or some other viral illness that simultates it. Sounds as if you should have your doctor see you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Red rash under armpits, diarreah for 2 days, cold symptoms...Runny nose and sore throat. No fever under 99.0

Viral Gastroenteriti: Sounds like a viral gastroenteritis. It will likely pass but you have to keep close tabs on dehydration. Might be a good idea to see your primary doctor to simply ensure it is nothing more significant. ...Read more

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Sore throat. No fever. Stuffy nose. Pain in shoulders. No loss of appetite. Happened suddenly. Dry/wheezing cough.

Sore throat. No fever. Stuffy nose. Pain in shoulders. No loss of appetite. Happened suddenly. Dry/wheezing cough.

Early URI: This sounds like you're starting with an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI). Often the cause is a virus, and if you think back of who you might have been in close contact with - you may 'figure out' what germ you have. The important thing is to keep track of your symptoms, and try to manage them as best you can - Tylenol, Robitussin, chicken soup, REST -etc. If symptoms worsen, see a doctor. ...Read more

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