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What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?

What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?

Epiglottis: Actually, you're probably feeling your epiglottis, which is a structure that protects your airway when you swallow. My best advice is to stop sticking your finger down your throat! ...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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What to do if when I wake up and it feel like my throat is being blocked off by a flap. It is hard to explain. What could this be?

What to do if when I wake up and it feel like my throat is being blocked off by a flap. It is hard to explain. What could this be?

Possible sleep apne: Please discuss this with your primary care physician; any physician, including your primary care, can order a sleep study to determine if there truly is clinically significant airway obstruction. If the test is positive, you can be referred to an otolaryngologist for a more thorough examination of your throat. If the exam documents to structural changes, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can feel a flap of skin in your throat?

Uvula?: This isn't my area of expertise, but sometimes you (or at least i) can feel the uvula, which is that small piece of skin that you can see hanging between the tonsils when you shine a light in your mouth. If this is a chronic problem, you may just have a larger-than-normal uvula. Ear/nose/throat doctors have various methods of dealing with this, if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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What helps sore throats?

What helps sore throats?

Sore Throat: The best treatment for a site throat depends on the cause of the sore throat. If you have strep, you need an antibiotic. If you have a virus, you need hydration, rest, and symptom control. Another cause of sore throats is post nasal drip from allergies. Gargling with warm salt water can help some with all of them. ...Read more

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Throat growth inside?

Throat growth inside?

See your doctor: A new throat growth is definitely concerning. You should see your doctor (and eventually an ENT - otolaryngologist) so he can perform a complete history and examination on you. It may be your regular anatomy, an infection, or a cancer. This is something you don't want to ignore. ...Read more

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My throat keep hurting me ?

My throat keep hurting me ?

Tonsils, GERD, sinus: In my practice this usually is either 1) chronic tonsillitis 2) heartburn or acid reflux 3) chronic sinusitis or allergies. See your local ent. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower throat?

Tonsils? Canker sore: Many possibilities. Strep throat, tonsillitis, canker sore, viral illness, are all possibilities. You primary care doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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How do I help a sire throat?

How do I help a sire throat?

Simple remedies...: Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort.
Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat.
Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom.
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke.
Use nonprescription throat lozenges. ...Read more

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Why does my throat stay dry?

Why does my throat stay dry?

Could be meds: Metformin often causes dry mouth, among other potential side effects.
If the dry mouth/throat precedes the metformin, other reasons might be that you are a "mouth breather" if you have poor airflow through your sinuses; you could have a mild yeast infection in your throat (thrush), or dry mouth plus dry eyes can be signs of some autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Why does my throat feels dry?

Why does my throat feels dry?

Lack of saliva: Our mouths become dry when the 3 salivary glands stop secreting. The cause varies from medications, over closed bites (tmj) and any overactivation of your sympathetic nervous system (stress). ...Read more

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Why does my throat feel raspy?

Why does my throat feel raspy?

It may be inflammed.: See if this helps. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. ...Read more

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What to do for a burnt throat?

What to do for a burnt throat?

If it is burnt due: To inhalation of heated gases - please seek emergency assistance. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Why does my throat always hurt?

Why does my throat always hurt?

Be seen: It is likely due to post nasal drip from allergies at this time of the year, but it could also be a chronic tonsillitis or similar infection. Your doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Postnasal drip: Most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more

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Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Throat clearing: Repetitive clearing of your throat could be a sign of postnasal drip, allergies, sinus, reflux or even a tic. ...Read more

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How to make my throat stop hurting?

Gargling salt water: If your throat is red and you have swollen tonsils- it is best to get a streph throat test. However, mixing salt in warm water and gargling can be remarkably effective. ...Read more

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How long should a sote throat last?

3-7 days: It depends on the cause but most sore throats are self limited and resolve in a few days. Sore throat in the morning that resolves after a few hours and returns the next morning is usually due to post-nasal drip and can last for weeks or longer. ...Read more

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What causes cobblestones in throat?

What causes cobblestones in throat?

Allergies: Usually allergies, but can also occur during an infection, and acid reflux, other causes ...Read more

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What does a healthy throat look like?

What does a healthy throat look like?

Here is a nice: Lateral view: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/throat-anatomy/img-20006208.

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Can regular soda cause throat issues?

Sure.: Depends on the throat issues you mean. Soda can increase reflux of stomach content into esophagus, which can cause throat irritation and pain. Regular and diet can do so, even seltzer. Very sweet drinks and foods increase reflux, as does caffeine (cola, dr pepper, sierra mist, sunkist orange, mountain dew, etc). ...Read more

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Why do I get slimy throat when I jog?

Dry throat: Mouth breathing is the usual cause of throat discomfort during exercise, especially if the air is cold or dry.
Try sipping water or other fluids. Breathing through your nose helps too. ...Read more

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Can you have strip throat in the butt?

Can you have strip throat in the butt?

Strep.: No. But you can have strep. Infections on any skin area of the body. Strep throat refers to a strep. Infection specifically in the throat. ...Read more

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What medicine is good for sorth throat?

What medicine is good for sorth throat?

Chloroseptic: Chloroseptic spray is the most effective pain medicine for sore throat over-the-counter, ibuprofen (motrin/advil), naproxen (aleve), or tylenol (acetaminophen). Herbal tea with lemon & honey, warm salt gargles. If viral, chicken soup actually has a viricidal effect. If the pain is severe with fever, no cough, nausea, headache, enlarged neck lymph nodes, see doc for a strep test. Zarbees, no honey, > 12 months. ...Read more