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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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After a couple days of sneezing and runny nose. I am now a bit stuffy and getting a sore throat that includes the roof of my mouth. What's going on?

After a couple days of sneezing and runny nose. I am now a bit stuffy and getting a sore throat that includes the roof of my mouth. What's going on?

Exam/Labs: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory condition. To be more precise, an exam and maybe even a culture needs to be done. It could be a viral (cold) thing, the flu, or even allergy. If otc remedies are not enough, see your doctor. Drink fluids, rest, try not to expose others. Hope you feel better soon - or that the doctor provides the right treatment for whatever you've got. ...Read more

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What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

See your doctor: You may very well need a prescription medication, it looks like an infection, could still be viral, but you need to be seen, meanwhile use saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

Influenza: You have the flu! Check out CDC. Gov site for more info. Its all over the USA. Vet a nose swab done to confirm it. Drink lot of fluids and take rest. ...Read more

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Is it ok to run with a head cold? (runny nose, mild sore throat)

Is it ok to run with a head cold? (runny nose, mild sore throat)

Exercise illness: Most providers will advise that if you so not have a fever it is ok to so mild exercise. But keep in mind if you have any dizziness from congestion you may want to opt for activities where you can't accidentally fall and hurt yourself. As much as we admire and encourage exercise, if someone is truly sick one day is not worth falling ; breaking something that will limit wks of fun. ...Read more

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How do I stop a runny nose, head ache, and sore throat?

How do I stop a runny nose, head ache, and sore throat?

Immunity: You have the typical symptoms of an upper respiratory viral infection. If you are otherwise healthy, your immune system will tackle the problem and you will probably be perfectly well without any meds within 7 to 10 days. If not, drink a lot, take vitamin c or see your physician. ...Read more

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Head cold last sunday. Stuffy/runny nose gone, sore throat gone, but still have non productive cough sounds like smoker's cough (i don't smoke). Help?

Head cold last sunday. Stuffy/runny nose gone, sore throat gone, but still have non productive cough sounds like smoker's cough (i don't smoke). Help?

Bronchospasm...: You likely have bronchospasm from your recent upper respiratory infection. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor asap so this therapy can be initiated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have cold. Stuffy head/runny nose and sore throat. Can feel a lymph node on left side of neck which is a little tender. Is the node just from the cold?

Have cold. Stuffy head/runny nose and sore throat. Can feel a lymph node on left side of neck which is a little tender. Is the node just from the cold?

Reactive lymph node: It is not uncommon to have enlargement of one or several lymph nodes around the head and neck area when suffering from an infection such as a cold. The inflamed lymph nodes may increase and fluctuate in size over a few days and be quite painful. They typically become less painful and smaller 1-2 weeks after the infection. Large (> 2 cm) or persistently growing nodes should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

I have this sore throat. It hurts when I swallow. And sometimes when I turn my head. I don't have a runny nose and I'm not coughing. Also there's a nas?

Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, and may not progress beyond just that sore throat. You may cough, but would tend to not be too congested. If this lasts beyond one week, you should see a doctor for a formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a green tongue, a sore throat, runny nose and I can't talk and I've had this cold for about 5 days! Help?

I have a green tongue, a sore throat, runny nose and I can't talk and I've had this cold for about 5 days! Help?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read more

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Sore throat on and off during the day? Runny nose and blocked at night time, been like it a few weeks, I'm 18, male, I do not drink and my teeth clean

Sore throat on and off during the day? Runny nose and blocked at night time, been like it a few weeks, I'm 18, male, I do not drink and my teeth clean

May be allergies: Depending on where you live allergy season is here. Your symptoms certainly sound like it. Have you ever had allergies? This could be the first time. If you have no fever then try some of the over-the-counter allergy medicines. Just read the labels for directions. If you don't get better after a week or so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Lower part of my uvula is white, sore throat, coughing, hurts to swallow, runny nose/stopped up. Please advise, weekend & my Dr. Office is closed?

Hard to tell: But it is more likely a viral vs a strep infection. If you are miserable, get to an urgicare or consult one of the HealthTap doctor who provides consultation service - I do not belong to this group and you will have look one up for yourself. ...Read more

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Got a runny nose, sore throat, and my head is sore. My eyes keep on water and I sneeze alot. What could this be?

Got a runny nose, sore throat, and my head is sore. My eyes keep on water and I sneeze alot. What could this be?

Allergies likely: Try generic Flonase at night, it's a steroid that will decrease the rhinitis sx' turning your post nasal drip into an antiinflammatory helping with post nasal drip sore throat and relieving sinus pressure. In the meantime Claritin d which has to be purchased from behind the pharmacy counter; it should help. ...Read more

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I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

URI: Take the usual treatment for a URI. Bed rest, decongestant. Tylenol, Hot tea with honey. The lump may be unrelated. See if it goes away over the next few weeks. If persistent, see your doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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I believe I have a cold, runny/stuffy nose and headache and sore throat but my jaw is aching and my teeth in the back near my jaw. Is this normal?!?!

I believe I have a cold, runny/stuffy nose and headache and sore throat but my jaw is aching and my teeth in the back near my jaw. Is this normal?!?!

Sinus infection: Can lead to tooth pain which migrates from one tooth to another which crosses anatomical boundaries such as from the right side to the left side and the ear. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

Viral URI: Stay in bed, drink lots of fluids (chicken soup is said to be good), take otc products to relieve symptoms and time and patience will be rewarded with your improvement. Not much else will work. ...Read more

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Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do I have a cold?

Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do I have a cold?

Sinusitis: All your symptoms point to an Upper respiratory infection
involving your sinuses. Sunuses are in the forehead and cheekbones but pain can radiate to the temples. Check with your primary care
doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I have a slight fever, blisters everywhere, a huge lump on my head like I was hit, a sore throat, no runny nose and I feel very weak.

I have a slight fever, blisters everywhere, a huge lump on my head like I was hit, a sore throat, no runny nose and I feel very weak.

M.D. visit: This could indicate a severe infection and it is important to see your physician. Varicella, chickenpox, is one possibility. Drinking fluids and monitoring your temperature is also advisable. ...Read more

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21 yr old. Had sore throat with runny nose. Now 6 days later palpable lymph nodes submandibular, on both sides and a yellow spot behind tonsils!

Strep, mono, adeno: The response from your nodes means your body is working the way it is supposed to. The spot does not tell us which bug you have. I suggest you seek medical attention so if it is strep, you can medicine so you reduce your chance of any complications. There are other infections you could have and many of them require supportive care. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more