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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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My child has a swollen throat and white bumps all over her throat. What infection is this?

My child has a swollen throat and white bumps all over her throat.  What infection is this?

Many possibilities: Kids spend a significant amt of time placing all kinds of germs from their fingers around their eyes, mouth, nose & throat. A large variety of bacteria or viruses start out their happy time infesting a kids throat & tonsils. These symptoms are not specific to one germ & proper evaluation and a culture or rapid test may define the cause. ...Read more

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Throat swollen with white bumps?

Throat swollen with white bumps?

Could be Strep: Strep throat can appear as red, swollen with 'white spots'.
Also, associated is 'swollen neck glands', fatigue, fever, and body aches. A simple swab in doctors office can check for strep throat. Untreated strept can have complications including heart valve disease. ...Read more

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Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Based on my previous question about possibly having strep throat. I have a sore throat red swollen with white bumps them in back of throat. Mono?

Based on my previous question about possibly having strep throat. I have a sore throat red swollen with white bumps them in back of throat. Mono?

Possible, But...: From your description, it sounds more like strep throat, or tonsillitis. Mono, is possible, but at this point, but with information given, it's a stretch. You would have swollen lymph nodes of the neck, general lethargy, and not be localized to the throat area alone. Either way, you might want a culture taken to be sure, and I would see you pcp for that to be done. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I've had swollen throat with white spots no fever no pain. For five days. Facial pain and now diarreaha. Do you think this is strep throat?

I've had swollen throat with white spots no fever no pain.  For five days. Facial pain and now diarreaha. Do you think this is strep throat?

Sore throat: To find out if you have strep you need a throat culture. White spots can be caused by a virus as well as the diarrhea see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to help a swollen throat?

From inside or outsi: Swollen is throat or neck?. Throat ones' are from infections like tonsils, pharyngitis spine abscess pointing into mouth and throat from behind, lymphnodes in front of spines -into throat when infected, back of tongue swellings -like abscess, tumour. Neck swell. Can be from skin abscesses, thyroid swellings, lymphnode swellings -infections to cancers, laryngitis. Caries tooth can cause lymph node sw. ...Read more

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I’m having a red swollen throat.

I’m having a red swollen throat.

Cold: Hello, it sounds like you have the common cold. It may be helpful to take otc meds for your symptoms. Review your symptoms with your pharmacist. He/she can make suggestions to help. If your symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen throat glands?

What can cause swollen throat glands?

?swollen neck glands: Viral or strep infection of the throat are the most common cause of bilateral swollen neck lymph glands. Swelling of glands on only one side or in the absence of a throat infection raises questions of other causes like lymphoma, leukemia, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to treat swollen throat with home remedies or over-the-counter drugs?

Are there any ways to treat swollen throat with home remedies or over-the-counter drugs?

Swollen glands: If you mean swollen glands, ie, a sore throat with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, otc pain relievers like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aleve can help the pain of the glands and throat, and lozenges can ease the soreness of the raw throat. Irrigating with saline solution as in the sinus rinse kit can also help the soreness due to drainage, especially if you raise your head and let it run down inside. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

What could cause a sore and swollen throat?

Strept throat: Streptococcal tonsillitis is the most likely cause in young people. Mononucleosis and other viral sore throats are common, too. Cancer should be considered in adults over 40, especially smokers. ...Read more

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Have a swollen throat no pain?

Have a swollen throat no pain?

Breathing problem?: If yes, rush to the ER now especially if you have trouble swallowing or talking as well. ...Read more

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How can I cure a swollen throat instantly?

How can I cure a swollen throat instantly?

Try salt water: 1. Salt water gargles
2. Tylenol
3. Most importantly, time! ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

I have a swollen throat, what should I do?

Get tested: 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.
Try ginger tea. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen throat, hookah?

Yes, hookah use can: Cause inflammation of your throat because the ingredients are irritating your respiratory track. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen throat please help?

I'm concerned because I have swollen throat please help?

Swollen throat: If as well having hoarseness/ difficulty in breathing go to ER, if just sore throat please your doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine to heal a swore / swollen throat?

What is the best OTC medicine to heal a swore / swollen throat?

Sore throat pain: If the sore throat is pretty mild, tylenol/acetaminophen is a good choice for the treatment of the pain. Your immune system has to do the "healing, " meaning to conquer the infection. If the pain is severe and/or there is fever, a strep throat is possible and a visit to the doctor is in order. Untreated strep infections can lead to serious disease-rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Maybe: Hiv disease and its concomitant effect on the immune system can present as almost anything. If you are worried about HIV disease, strongly suggest being tested. Diagnosed early therapy is quite effective and patients live fairly normal lives. ...Read more

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Do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

Do hydrocodone pills help with a swollen throat?

Not really: They can help alleviate the discomfort, but will do nothing to improve the swelling or underlying condition. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can soothe a swollen throat and tonsil?

Can I tell me how I can soothe a swollen throat and tonsil?

Remedy: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Will a swollen throat allergic reaction go away eventually?

Yes: Antihistamines help, steroids, avoidance of inciting agent/allergen. One thing to stress is ensuring that this was an allergic reaction, as well as the severity of it. Just to stress: anytime there is airway involvement — any shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, stridorous breathing — this is a life-threatening allergic event & you should always seek immediate emergency care & evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you heal this swollen throat even already on amoxicillin?

How do you heal this swollen throat even already on amoxicillin?

Virus vs. other bact: A swollen throat can be the result of a viral infection and will not respond to amoxicillin.
Furthermore, other bacteria can breakdown the Amoxicillin structure. That is why the best drug empirically to use when you are certain that the infection is bacterial (throat culture), is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). This antibiotic has clavulinic acid in its make up and will prevent this breakdown of amoxicillin. ...Read more

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In a case of mono do the white patches go away leaving you just a red swollen throat?

In a case of mono do the white patches go away leaving you just a red swollen throat?

Yes. : With infectious mononucleosis(a viral illness), commonly there is a very sore throat with enlarged tonsils and white exudate in the crypts. Not uncommonly, this is treated as a strep throat with ampicillin; curiously enough, Ampicillin rx for mono not uncommonly causes a fine red body rash. At any rate, lots of fluids, saline gargles, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and adequate rest. Full time rest not needed. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal?

I have a swollen throat and it looks like red bumbs on the back of my tounge and I'm 16 is this normal?

Probably not: But it is hard to tell for sure without a direct look at your throat. Your family doctor can probably help. ...Read more

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Did appointment and was told that I got swollen throat. Does it cause phlegm and how to reduce discomfort?

Did appointment and was told that I got swollen throat. Does it cause phlegm and how to reduce discomfort?

Swollen throat: It is hard to believe that the doctor who gave you the above diagnosis did not tell you what to do to get your throat better.
If that is the case and your throat is still sore have a friend or family member send you to someone better.
Please let me know how that turns out. ...Read more

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I developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take Ramipril. I discontinued taking it two weeks ago. When will the coughing stop?

I developed a cough and swollen throat after starting to take Ramipril. I discontinued taking it two weeks ago. When will the coughing stop?

Stop ramipiril: No, most likely the cough will continue and the throat swelling is definitely a reason NOT to continue to take Ramipiril. This is what we call an ACE inhibitor which has the side effects you mention and should be stopped and you need to consult with your MD for further recs. ...Read more

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I've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. The aches are gone but I feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. Wat is it?

I've been sick all week with a swollen throat and body aches. The aches are gone but I feel like my throat isn't getting better just worse. Wat is it?

Been med checked?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Swollen Throat (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more