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I hav these white tonsil stone things in my throat and I have no idea what they are. My throat is a bit tender with some discomfort. Only symptoms.

I hav these white tonsil stone things in my throat and I have no idea what they are. My throat is a bit tender with some discomfort. Only symptoms.

White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Itchy throat, mild ear pain and tenderness in the neck lymph. What could these be symptoms of?

Itchy throat, mild ear pain and tenderness in the neck lymph. What could these be symptoms of?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis. No fever.

Enlarged lymph nodes under armpits. One is tender. Minor cold symptoms including scratchy throat. Previous anitbio treatment for sinusitis.  No fever.

Needs evaluation: prior antibiotic use doesn't preclude infection in another area, you may need another type of antibiotic, or other measures as per doctor's judgement, best wishes ...Read more

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Throat really sore for the last day, no other symptoms. Not sure if strept or something else?

If worried: About strep then you need a strep test so you will have to go in for evaluation . Can't tell without a test for sure ...Read more

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Hi..What would be the reason for only one side of my throat to be sore?Left side hurts, and i'm really not having any other symptoms..

Hi..What would be the reason for only one side of my throat to be sore?Left side hurts, and i'm really not having any other symptoms..

Could be a tonsil: A unilateral sore throat that gets progressively worse is a common symptom of a peritonsillar abcess. If the pain persists, you should see your physician or dentist to check ...Read more

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What is a sore throat a symptom of usually?

What is a sore throat a symptom of usually?

Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely sore throats can be caused by structural problems. If a sore throat lasts longer than a month see ENT for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sudden and severe sore throat. No other symptoms?

Sudden and severe sore throat. No other symptoms?

Viral?: If you have just started getting the sore throat, drink lots of fluids and take an ibuprofen. Rest, chill out, be quiet. Some people find salt water gargle to be helpful. See your doctor of symptoms don't improve within a few hours, or you develop a high fever or significant trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

Possibly viral: Possibly a virus. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What could a sore throat but no other symptoms mean?

What could a sore throat but no other symptoms mean?

Sore throat: Sore throat can be from a lot of things. Think about where the throat is and what is around it. Post-nasal drainage can cause sore throat. Stuffy nose or sinus infection can too. Infection of the mouth or throat can cause sore throat without any other symptoms. Infections can include viral, bacterial, fungal and rarely parasitic. Acid reflux can cause, too. Best to get it checked. ...Read more

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I woke up with an extreme sore throat, but no other symptoms.

I woke up with an extreme sore throat, but no other symptoms.

Throat: You could start with gargling and ibuprofen but if its hard to swallow and you have a fever you need to go to an urgent care, have it looked at and get a culture. ...Read more

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The past 3 days I've had a sore throat and no other symptoms, what could it be?

The past 3 days I've had a sore throat and no other symptoms, what could it be?

Many things: it could be allergy causing irritation in the throat. it could be posterior nasal drip irritating the throat. it could be acid reflux burning your throat with acid while sleeping. it could be the beginning of strep throat. if keep happening or start having fevers or chills see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold symptom sore throat any easy way to reduce symptom other than taking medicine?

Cold symptom  sore throat any easy way to reduce symptom other than taking medicine?

Cold sx's: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestionsaline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ painacetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!! ...Read more

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My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?

My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My throat is extremely red in the back and sore. Not many other symptoms but it's very red and keeps getting worse. ?

My throat is extremely red in the back and sore. Not many other symptoms but it's very red and keeps getting worse. ?

Usually viral: infection in the back of the throat is usually caused by self limiting infection infection usually caused by virus or less commonly by bacteria that require antibiotic treatment seek medical advise if you have fever, or the pain is severe call ambulance if you have difficulty breathing or can't swallow your own saliva, swelling in the tongue or neck, or unable to move your neck or open your mouth ...Read more

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