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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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Woke up in middle of night feeling like I swallowed something. Throat feels raw with inflamed and burning feeling. What could cause this feeling?

Woke up in middle of night feeling like I swallowed something. Throat feels  raw with inflamed and burning feeling. What could cause this  feeling?

Nite sore throat: If you have other symptoms such as fever and aches you may be developing a cold. If this is a recurring pattern you may be a mouth breather. Mouth breathers experience dryness of the mouth and throat while sleeping. Keep a cup of water at the bedside if you have this type of breathing. ...Read more

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Feel burning in my throat like im going to be sick what could it be?

Feel burning in my throat like im going to be sick what could it be?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a burning senation in my throat and it gets worse when breathing. Feels like throat is closing when I try to swallowWhy could this be happening?

I have a burning senation in my throat and it gets worse when breathing. Feels like throat is closing when I try to swallowWhy could this be happening?

Acid reflux: These symptoms may be acid reflux. Even without classic burning, belching, burping, you may be exhibiting what we call silent reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux in ENT. ...Read more

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I'm 27 weeks prego, cut as much acid as possible out of my diet, but my throat feels like burning constantly, and flares up every 5 minutes - normal?

I'm 27 weeks prego, cut as much acid as possible out of my diet, but my throat feels like burning constantly, and flares up every 5 minutes - normal?

Reflux of pregnancy: This is the time in the pregnancy when heartburn or gastric reflux can become a real problem. Please talk to your doctor because there are medications that can help that are safe in pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel like sometimes acid comes till my throat and I have burning sensation. Do i suffer from gerd?

I feel like sometimes acid comes till my throat and I have burning sensation. Do i suffer from gerd?

Very possibly: With these symptoms, you could suffer from gerd. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I feel warmth in my throat when i breathe. Like a burning sensation. ?

Throat sensitivity : Most likely this throat sensitivity and discomfort is because of some form of inflammation within the throat. You might have a low-grade infection, possibly irritation from acid reflux or some type of chemical exposure. Start by avoiding any irritating foods or liquids. Gargle with salt water. If it persists you need an exam to rule out more serious issues. Vancomycin may also be the cause. ...Read more

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