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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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What are some severe throat disorders that require ent?

What are some severe throat disorders that require ent?

Throat problems: Recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnea, throat swelling, throat abscess, throat cancer, prolonged hoarseness, trouble swallowing, throat trauma, enlarged tonsils, throat pain, throat infection (pharyngitis). ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Is strep throat considered a kissing disease?

Yes: Historically, Infectious mononucleosis has been referred to as the kissing disease as mainly teenagers and college age children were affected and transmission is through saliva by either kissing or sharing beverages. Strep is a contagious infection and also transmitted by sharing germs either by kissing, sharing drinks, or close contact. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Is strep throat a communicable disease?

Yes: The term communicable means it can be spread to others. This is a common example of this process. ...Read more

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Explain why glomerulonephritis is a common result of strep throat in children?

Explain why glomerulonephritis is a common result of strep throat in children?

Occasional not comon: Certain strains of the untreated strep germ can trigger formation of cross reactive antibodies. Their primary target would be the strep germ, but for unknown reasons they attack some kidney tissue as if it were strep. Damage to the tissue produces glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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Airy fluttering feeling in throat. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Airy fluttering feeling in throat. Could it be my anxiety disorder causing it?

Anxiety and the Body: Studies show that people with anxiety disorders may have much more awareness of what goes on in their bodies. While the immediate answer to your question is "perhaps." if you are really concerned why not see your physician to rule out any problem that you might have? ...Read more

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If my wife has strep throat, how can I and our small children keep from getting infected?

If my wife has strep throat, how can I and our small children keep from getting infected?

avoid transfer of ..: Oral and nasal secretions. Wash hands, do not share cups or utensils, cover up coughs and sneezes, avoid mouth contact. Even if there is contact there may not be a resultant infection. ...Read more

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What do you do for a sore throat for children?

What do you do for a sore throat for children?

Ibuprofen helps: If honey isn't enough, for many children, Ibuprofen is the most helpful medication (per recent studies), although Acetaminophen has also been shown to help. If it lasts more than a few days and/or there's a fever involved, it's probably time to call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Can you cure Syphilis unknowingly by being treated for another bacterial disease? Ie, Step throat etc.

Syphilis: This is possible, although appropriate duration of therapy may not be correct, and the stage of the syphilitic infection is important. Need more info to answer this accurately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and I feel to smoke more. Why?

What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and I feel to smoke more. Why?

Vicious cycle: Smoking itself dries the throat and air passages. You need to stop smoking if you want to get better. A dry throat or mouth is the least of the serious effects of smoking-multiple kinds of cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many other conditions. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

I suffer from anxiety disorder and today I feel like I have something stuck in my throat on left side. I'm panicking really bad about epoglottitis?

Anxiety and throat: A feeling of something in the throat is often associated w/anxiety. Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional to learn to stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Good after noon! My disease is a neural lump in one's throat. It happence usually when I contact with unknown people (stranger). How should it treat?

Good after noon! My disease is a neural lump in one's throat. It happence usually when I contact with unknown people (stranger). How should it treat?

Neural lump?: I know of no disorder known as "neural lump". Any mass in the throat should be assessed by an ENT surgeon ...Read more

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I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have much sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

I was suffered from TB disease after all program that took about six months. But, why do I have much sputum inside my throat? It's like a TB symptom.

TB twice?: Without knowing the details of your prior treatment, if susceptibility of your TB was known, your adherence to the medications (did you take all dosages), etc it is difficult to comment on specifics. Yes, TB can recur due to re-infection or from inadequate prior treatment. But there are also common infections/conditions to consider. See your doc for evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is respiratory disease? Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

What is respiratory disease?  Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

Respiratory track: The respiratory system is diveded into upper (nose, sinuses) and lower — lungs

It is common for both to be involved i.e., sinus problems and allergy. ...Read more

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Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Could strep throat be confused with kawasaki disease?

Yes : In the early stages of both diseases can look identical. Over time the picture of kawasaki emerges. If your child is being treated for "strep" without adequate culture and doesn't improve consider kawasaki. Also, mononucleosis is often diagnosed when kawasaki is the correct problem. ...Read more

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What does strep throat look like in children without tonsils?

What does strep throat look like in children without tonsils?

Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a fever in the absence of cold symptoms like cough and runny nose, they should be checked for strep. Whether they have tonsils, they can also have headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or rashes. ...Read more

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Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Can heart disease cause a warm sensation in your throat?

Maybe: Heart pain, or angina, comes from a lack of good blood supply to the heart. It can present in many ways (maybe a warm throat sensation), but typically causes a heavy, crushing feeling in the central chest, which can travel to the neck or one or both arms, and is often combined with shortness of breath, sweating and nausea. It usually comes on with exertion and goes away with rest. ...Read more

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Oral disease: dry, pink bumps on the throat but no fever. Feel something stuck in the throat. What could it be?

Get examined: There is no way of making a good determination online for this type of thing. Please schedule a time to have your dentist or ENT take a look at this to determine if there is a problem that needs attention. ...Read more

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Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Could you have a chronic sore throat from years of bulimia now even if you're recovered almost 3 years of the disease?

Consider evaluation: It's unlikely though possible if you have a history of induced vomiting. Other causes of chronic sore throat could be due to vocal cord dysfunction or untreated acid reflux. Upper endoscopy by GI specialist can assess the integrity of esophagus and evaluate acid reflux while ENT or a pulmonologist may help with vocal cord assessment ...Read more

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Is there a neuromuscular disease or anything than can cause right sided atrophy or weakness all at once half of face and throat decrease sensation to?

Is there a neuromuscular disease or anything than can cause right sided atrophy or weakness all at once half of face and throat decrease sensation to?

Need MRI: If symptoms started suddenly, then not likely neuromuscular disease... You need an MRI to look at the brainstem and cervical spine (neck). There are many things that could cause these symptoms. Neuromuscular disease is more likely to cause gradual onset and bilateral weakness or atrophy. ...Read more

Dr. Yolanda Heman-ackah
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