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Dr. Thomas Graber
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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What could it be if my throats been bad for 2 weeks and the pain keeps changing to different sides?

What could it be if my throats been bad for 2 weeks and the pain keeps changing to different sides?

Need more info: If you have stuffy nose plus a mild sore thrat, a virus is most likely. If you always are hoarse, you need to have someone look at your vocal cords. The pain changing sides is not unusual in viral sore throats. If you have swollen lymph nodes strep throat more likely needing antibiotics. If you have trouble breathing or swallowing, get checked asap! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
22 years in practice
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When i eat meats it gets stuck going down. My family has a history of this and have had to have their throats stretched and surgery.

When i eat meats it gets stuck going down.  My family has a history of this and have had to have their throats stretched and surgery.

Go to Doctor: I appreciate your question but the only possible answer is obvious. You need to go to the doctor. You very well may need to see a gastroenterologist for scoping. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
30 years in practice
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How to get a 9 month old to get the flem out of their throats.?

How to get a 9 month old to get the flem out of their throats.?

Not advised: Typically if your baby is experiencing a runny nose, the mucus can be removed using gentle suction and nasal saline. It is best not to try to remove mucus from the back of the baby's throat, since this can cause gagging and irritation. Having your child stay well hydrated during an illness is important and helps to keep the mucus loose. The illness should last only 7-10 days. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
30 years in practice
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Can you tell me how to get a 9 month old to get the phlegm out of their throats.?

Can you tell me how to get a 9 month old to get the phlegm out of their throats.?

Fluids/M.D visit: If your child has nasal congestion it may be causing post nasal drip. If he has trouble swallowing, there may be a throat or airway infection. Fluids, nasal saline and a humidifier may help relieve his symptoms. It is advisable to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

Fluids and vaporizer: Drink plenty of fluids during the day to hydrate and place a cool mist vaporizer in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
45 years in practice
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
19 years in practice
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I get a strong metallic taste in their throats after drinking something. Is this common?

Galvanism: You may be running a current in your mouth. This is called galvanism. When 2 different metals in the mouth create a current. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
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How to get rid of swollen throats?

How to get rid of swollen throats?

Swollen throat: Hello, this condition of throat swelling needs to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. Is it infectious? Could it be an allergic process? Hypertrophic tonsils? Each condition would require a different treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Ok can umm deep throating cause swollen lymphnodes or inflamed caroted arterys?

Ok can umm deep throating cause swollen lymphnodes or inflamed caroted arterys?

Possible: Unprotected oral sex is associated with risk of STDs, which may cause enlargement of lymph nodes. I don't think STDs can cause inflammation of carotid arteries though. ...Read more

Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Suddenly getting susceptible to flu every 4-5months , greying of hair as well , never had sour throats occasionally but now usual ?

Suddenly getting susceptible to flu every 4-5months , greying of hair as well , never had sour throats occasionally but now usual ?

Schedule appointment: Nothing sounds alarming, but if you have noticed a definite change in your health it would be good to touch base with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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