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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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Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Can't see: Can't see on my computer screen anything but letters that spell out your question. Someone actually has to see you, to do a clinical examination, a differential diagnosis, and establish a treatment plan. Please call your PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have took the cold but I have noticed that my glands in my throat have swollen and the back of my tongue has like enlarged tastebuds what is this?

I have took the cold but I have noticed that my glands in my throat have swollen and the back of my tongue has like enlarged tastebuds what is this?

Infection?: If you just got over a cold and now your throat and tonsils are sore and swollen you may have an infection developing. Strep throat is a common infection of the throat and your weakened immune system due to fighting the cold may have not been strong enough to keep the bacteria at bay. If this worsens, you experience a fever, or lasts longer than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with blood in throat and little circle shaped cuts on tongue. Have not had piercings. The cuts are right around the taste buds and are sparse?

Woke up with blood in throat and little circle shaped cuts on tongue. Have not had piercings. The cuts are right around the taste buds and are sparse?

Tongue biting: During sleep could have lead to this. This sounds like first occurrence of this symptom for you. If problem persists, have someone perform a thorough pro-pharyngeal exam. ...Read more

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My taste buds don't seem to be working well... I went to the doc 4 throat and had some sort of virus. Is it related? Will it resolve soon/on its own?

My taste buds don't seem to be working well... I went to the doc 4 throat and had some sort of virus. Is it related? Will it resolve soon/on its own?

Be patient: The virus, the body's response and any medicines could all impact taste. Give it time and drink lots of water. It's likely to resolve w/in a week after the virus is gone. Relax! Get well! ...Read more

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I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds help ?

I got white patches on my tongue and its sometimes  the back of my throat hurys when I sneeze. Doct examines me he said its inflamed taste buds  help ?

Patches on tongue: Inflamed taste buds (papillitis) is a common symptom of some viral upper respiratory symptoms; it causes mild redness, swelling, and discomfort with altered taste in the taste buds. It will go away in a few days without treatment. Other causes of white patches on the tongue are yeast (more painful than papillitis) and "geographic" tongue, which is a painless allergic symptom , can be chronic. ...Read more

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My tongue is coated white but throat is normal . Had blood work done yesterday and it was normal. Big red taste buds... is it thrush?

My tongue is coated white but throat is normal . Had blood work done yesterday and it was normal.  Big red taste buds... is it thrush?

Probably not: Often running a piece of dental floss across the tongue will remove this debris. If so, and if it isn't uncomfortable, it's probably not thrush / candida. Your physician would have recognized oral thrush as well. Don't make too much out of tongue signs -- they're famously nonspecific and often (usually) mean nothing. ...Read more

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Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

FOOD TONSILS: Often people get white exudates that get stuck in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes even is in discomfort. Sometimes, fluids remove this over time, sometimes taking a q tip to remove the painful areas can help with fluids to cleanse. No infection and no worries! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more