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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

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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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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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Hi the flap is skin down my throat that points downwards feels like its stuck upwards and is really irritating me please help i'm so worried ?

Hi the flap is skin down my throat that points downwards feels like its stuck upwards and is really irritating me please help i'm so worried ?

Uvula: It sounds like you are describing your uvula. It is like a punching bag that hangs from your soft palate. Do you snore every night? Sometimes it can be sore from chronic snoring. Or it could be simple inflammation that will resolve on its own. Eating a soft and bland diet and drinking plenty of liquids are helpful. If it is still bothersome, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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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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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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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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