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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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Can using throat spray (and swallowing it) for over months at a time cause any issues? Been using it all times during the day for months now.

Can using throat spray (and swallowing it) for over months at a time cause any issues? Been using it all times during the day for months now.

Short term remedy: You should not be using throat spray on a regular basis. If you are using it because you have chronic sore throat you should get it looked at. If all you need is moisture then you can use saline or artificial saliva ...Read more

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What does the local anesthetic throat spray involve?

What does the local anesthetic throat spray involve?

Numbing the throat: A topical spray which is generally flavored containing cetacaine, Lidocaine or Benzocaine anesthetics. These chemicals numb the tissues it comes in contact with temporarily. ...Read more

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What is better for upper endoscopy sedation or throat spray ?

What is better for upper endoscopy sedation or throat spray ?

GI question: If you are undergoing, an endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum by a GI specialist you will need both conscious sedation and a throat spray. Ask you specialist. ...Read more

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Can you use chloraseptic throat spray after having tonsils out?

Can you use chloraseptic throat spray after having tonsils out?

Tonsillectomy: Hello. Yes you can use chloroseptic as needed and as directed for post op control of excessive pain after tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of using phenol throat spray when used every few moments everyday for months? Overdose signs and symptoms please.

What are the long term effects of using phenol throat spray when used every few moments everyday for months? Overdose signs and symptoms please.

Phenol is toxic: The most common side effect of phenol throat spray is numbness of the mouth, tongue, and cheeks. Repeated or prolonged contact with phenol may cause irritation and chemical burns. Inhalation of phenol vapor may cause lung edema. Phenol overexposure may also have harmful effects on the central nervous system and heart. ...Read more

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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more