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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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3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat to figure out what is going on. ...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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Sore throat, no other symptoms besides pressure in my head after I wake up. What are usually the "worst" days of a cold?

Sore throat, no other symptoms besides pressure in my head after I wake up. What are usually the "worst" days of a cold?

Days 2, 3, 4: Headache and throat symptoms can be from flu/cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more

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7yr old has 101 fever and slightly sore throat no other symptoms, what could it be?

7yr old has 101 fever and slightly sore throat no other symptoms, what could it be?

Probably viral: Most likely vial pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat). Esp. If accompanied by runny nose, congestion, or cough. Best to just give lots of rest, liquids (w minor soreness warm is fine, cold liquids if worse), and ibuprofen (I prefer it over Tylenol) for pain. Make sure only to give it as needed for discomfort - not just for fever. If getting worse, lack of cold symptoms, higher fever c ur dr ...Read more

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Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week? . Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Sneezing and full body aches and im always hot and a constint headache body is very week? . Never a fever no sore throat no other symptoms

Viral infection: These symptoms maybe consistent with a viral infection, especially the flu. You should seek the advice of a primary care doctor and should be tested for the flu. If your symptoms have been present for less than 48 hours when you see your doctor, you maybe able to get treatment to shorten the duration of the flu. ...Read more

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1 nighter nov 22. After 30 days sore throat no other symptoms. Took 10 panel STD test jan 30. All negative. Throat still burns. Did I test too soon?

Not an STD: First, there is no std that would cause the symptoms you describe. Second, tests done after ten weeks for gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis all should be valid. Hiv does not present this way but if you are in any way concerned a repeat HIV test may be advised. A burning or sore throat is not a symptom of any std. ...Read more

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Sore throat is a symptom of what germs?

Sore throat is a symptom of what germs?

Viruses or Bacterial: Common cold, flu (influenza)
mononucleosis (mono), measles
chickenpox
croup — a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough
strep throat, which is caused by a bacterium known as streptococcus pyogenes, or group a streptococcus
whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory tract infection
diphtheria. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of sore throat?

Need to know signs and symptoms of sore throat?

Symptoms of a sore: Throat may vary depending on the cause. Signs and symptoms may include. Pain or a scratchy sensation, pain that worsens with swallowing or talking, dry throat
sore, swollen glands in your neck or jaw
swollen, red tonsils. White patches or pus on your tonsils. Hoarse. Refusal to eat (infants and toddlers)• fever chill cough
runny nose sneezingbody aches
headache nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and sore/stiff neck. What should I do to treat these symptoms?

I have a sore throat and sore/stiff neck. What should I do to treat these symptoms?

See your doc: A sore throat can be from many causes, simple things like a cold. That inturn can cause the neck muscles to become stiff and sore. The simle things usually resolve in a few days. If the sore throat lasts longer, see your family doc. ...Read more

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Iv had a sore throat with cold symptems. But IV been craving spicey hot foods....why?

Iv had a sore throat with cold symptems. But IV been craving spicey hot foods....why?

You enjoy: "hot stuff"?? Actually hot peppers and spices can be used for pain relief. You brain can only interpret one pain at a time. Sure try some hot sauce. ...Read more

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Sore throat been 3 4 week I am a regular smoker no symptoms of cold or sickness what is this?

Sore throat been 3 4 week I am a regular smoker no symptoms of cold or sickness what is this?

Doctor can check: 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 (hopefully not cancer). One should go to his doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, to check things out (3-4 weeks is long). Sometimes throat lozenges can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a slightly sore throat and a strong cough. What would you recommend to reduce my symptoms?

I have a slightly sore throat and a strong cough. What would you recommend to reduce my symptoms?

Cough: First check with your doctor to find the cause of your strong cough. Use a vaporizer, drink tea with honey or lemon. Put vaporub on your chest when you go to bed. Get a cough medicine if you don't need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

Not normal: This is not normal per se but not necessarily bad. You need to have it looked at by a doctor, best an ear nose and throat specialist if it persists for more than a few days. Good Luck! ...Read more

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When you get sore throat n flew-ish symptoms....Will you get better quicker if you lay out in the sun, or go running?

When you get sore throat n flew-ish symptoms....Will you get better quicker if you lay out in the sun, or go running?

No: Your body needs to rest while it it healing itself. Also the sun produces ultraviolet rays that can inhibit the immune system in the skin. ...Read more

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I just woke up with a very sore throat (right side). I do not feel sick at all and I have no other symptoms. What is the cause?

I just woke up with a very sore throat (right side). I do not feel sick at all and I have no other symptoms. What is the cause?

Sore throat: Sore throat can be from the beginning of a viral infection or bacterial infection but it can also be due to postnasal drip or allergies. If you start to feel it getting worse, you can try zinc lozenges (Cold Eeze: see eyemd2020@blogspot. Com for more info) to avoid a full blown bacterial infection. If it gets really severe, see MD for strep culture. ...Read more

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Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

Pain in back of my head down to top of my neck, sore throat, coughs, what do I have? Had exact same symptom week ago, now its back.

RULE OUT MONO: You have upper respiratory infection most likely associated with lymph nodes emergent in the neck
you need to be on two week courses of antibiotic and reevaluate
might need to rule out mono if the lymph nodes persist in spite of the antibiotic treatment
either way you need to go and see your pcp. ...Read more

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I smoked a cigar on sunday. The next morning, I woke up with a painful sore throat. It's been 6 days & symptoms haven't gone away. What should I do?

I smoked a cigar on sunday. The next morning, I woke up with a painful sore throat. It's been 6 days & symptoms haven't gone away. What should I do?

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than a week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation.
On another note: some people might believe that cigar smoking is safer than cigarette smoking, but it's not.
Rec.: consider quitting. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my sore throat? Sore for a while, I haven’t showed any other symptoms of flu. It feels dry the whole time along with my little snot

What can I do to heal my sore throat? Sore for a while, I haven’t showed any other symptoms of flu. It feels dry the whole time along with my little snot

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be 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 (to see if a prescription is needed). Having chills and lots of fatigue would suggest a flu-like illness or strep throat. ...Read more

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I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

I was sick about 2 weeks ago and all my symptom went away but my throat has been burning, like more than a sore throat, but I'm not sick and it's been hurting for about a week now?

Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tonsillitis sore throat tonsillitis?

Symptoms of tonsillitis sore throat tonsillitis?

Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space, retropharyngeal lymphnode- nodes behind the pharynx geting infected and cause inflammation /abscess involving the lymphnodes, adenoids infection which is lymphoid tissue behind the naso in the space called naso pharynx, layngitis, sinusitis drainage. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat be a symptom of the superbug?

Can a sore throat be a symptom of the superbug?

No: The idea of a superbug is one that is resistant to many standard antibiotics. Although it sounds scary, the symptoms often are similar to those of 'regular' bugs. Therefore a sore throat would not be unique to a superbug and is more likely to be due to more common infection. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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