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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 could cause bright white spots near my neck area in a bone scan?

What could cause bright white spots near my neck area in a bone scan?

Elevated activity: Increased uptake on a nuclear medicine bone scan can be secondary to a healing fracture, infection of the bone (osteomyelitis), arthritis, and tumor. X-rays of the area are frequently obtained for correlation. ...Read more

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White spots under my skin on both sides of lower face and on neck. Not raised bumps but white spots. What is this? And what can I do to stop them?

White spots under my skin on both sides of lower face and on neck. Not raised bumps but white spots. What is this? And what can I do to stop them?

Guessing: Is not a good approach to address this issue. It is best to be medically assessed. Once the diagnosis is made for the skin lesions than a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What could these white spots on my throat be?

What could these white spots on my throat be?

? Infection?: It may be related to a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more

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I am 20 and l have white spots in my neck what should I do?

I am 20 and l have white spots in my neck what should I do?

Depends: Are the white spots on the skin of your neck or are the white spots inside your mouth at the back of your throat. Do they hurt? How long have they been there? Do you have any other symptoms? . Does anything make the spots better? Does anything make the spots worse?
We need answers to questions like this in order to help guide you to the proper answer. ...Read more

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What could be causing white spots on my back, neck and face?

What could be causing white spots on my back, neck and face?

Possibly fungus: You may have tinea versicolor. Apply selsun blue shampoo to skin, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse off in shower. Do this 2-3 times per week for a month to help treat the fungus. The color will take time to get back to normal, but the treatment will prevent the condition from getting worse. ...Read more

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Ihave white spots that are lighter then my skin on my neck and chest spreeding fast. Can my pregnacy have anything to do with it?

Ihave white spots that are lighter then my skin on my neck and chest spreeding fast. Can my pregnacy have anything to do with it?

Tinea versicolor: Check this image. If its tinea versicolor its easily treated w/topical or oral meds. As you are pregnant, i'd use a topical selenium sulfide preparation but only if its really bothering you. Its not a big deal to treat it after you are done w/the pregnancy. No big deal. ...Read more

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What are the white spots at the back of my throat?

What are the white spots at the back of my throat?

Infection: If you have a sore throat and there are white spots, it may be infection (pus). If you are otherwise feeling relatively well, it may be thrush (fungal infection). Both can be treated. ...Read more

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What's the white spots you get in your. Throat and is that normal?

What's the white spots you get in your. Throat and is that normal?

Good/Bad: On the one hand, white spots in the mouth anywhere I think can be due to a precancerous condtion, a bacterial or fungal infection. The problem is that it is exceedingly difficult to look in your own throat as just about any light shined and looked at with a mirror causes bad reflections. Seeing a doctor is the only way I know of to really know for sure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you get white spots on you neck?

What does it mean if you get white spots on you neck?

Infection or vitilig: This may be a fungal skin infection or a skin condition called vitiligo. See a doctor to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have tiny white spots at the back of my throat?

What should I do if I have tiny white spots at the back of my throat?

Whit spots throat: Leave them alone. If still there in a few days lets chat and you can send pictures. ...Read more

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White spots back of throat? No pain at all, throat feels a bit dry and is white

White spots back of throat? No pain at all, throat feels a bit dry and is white

? mucus: If your throat isn't inflamed and you still have your tonsils, these white objects may be mucus accumulations in small pockets in your tonsils. Try gargling with salt water or nonalcoholic mouth wash. Otherwise have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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I have a white spots in my arms, neck ang back, what are these white spots? Is there any cream can I use to make it disappear?

I have a white spots in my arms, neck ang back, what are these white spots? Is there any cream can I use to make it disappear?

Possibly vitiligo: It is possible you are developing vitiligo but can't say for certain without a more in depth evaluation and visual of the spots. Please make a virtual consult appointment an we'd be happy to help. ...Read more

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Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient. Not seen in neck and spine. Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient. Not seen in neck and spine. Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Depends on Rx: Disease modifying agents in MS are designed to control relapses, MRI lesions, and prevent ultimate disability. A potent medication such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya would provide better assurance of less lesions over both brain and spinal cord. Also, add vitamin D-3 supplements. ...Read more

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White spots on throat no other symptoms?

White spots on throat no other symptoms?

Spots on throat: It could be tonsil stones, yeast infections, cysts, growths or infections. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat I don't have tonsalse what could it be?

Thrush: White spots in your throat could be indicative of candidiasis or thrush. An anti-fungal medication may be needed. Visit your dentist or local urgent care/walk in clinic for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of white spots on my throat and my throat hurts very badly.

Infection: This is most likely an infection from either a virus or bacteria, both of which may cause exudate. Increase fluids and salt water gargles may help. A viral infection usually resolves in 7-10 days. However because Streptococcus bacteria can result in heart valve problems (rheumatic fever), see your physician for an evaluation and possible culture. ...Read more

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My throat has white spots, and is a little sore. What is it?

My throat has white spots, and is a little sore. What is it?

Possible infection: What you describe could represent a throat infection. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my throat but no sore throat. What should I do?

I have white spots on my throat but no sore throat. What should I do?

Gargling: What you have is called tonsillolith, also known as tonsil stone or tonsillar calculus.
Small tonsillolith are common and produce no symptoms, but large one may produce pain when swallowing. They appear to result from the accumulation of material retained within the tonsillar crypts, along with the growth of bacteria and fungi or yeast. Gargling salt water or lemon juice may help. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, are the white spots in my throat infection?

I have a sore throat, are the white spots in my throat infection?

Get a swab taken: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and therefore antibiotics do not alter the cause of the infection. However you can get a secondary bacterial infection when your immune system is lowered and therefore it is wise to see your GP so that a swab can be taken and sent to the lab (especially if your symptoms are worsening rather than improving). White spots could possibly indicate a strep throat. ...Read more

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Are these white spots in the back of my throat bad?

Preobably not: But may be due to fungal infection and needs to be treated. See your family physician now before it really gets worse. ...Read more

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Every time after I give oral sex, my throat swells up and has white spots on them. Is this due to oral sex?

Every time after I give oral sex, my throat swells up and has white spots on them. Is this due to oral sex?

You may have: An allergy to either something you are using for lubrication or to your partners secretions. Try taking benedryl or zyrtec. prior to having sex to see if this helps. White spots would require exam to know if related. ...Read more

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Is it possible too have white spots on brain and neck concerning MS and it not be active the multiple Sclerosis?

Is it possible too have white spots on brain and neck concerning MS and it not be active the multiple Sclerosis?

Yes: It is possible to have an MRI that shows abnormal spots on the brain and spinal cord that end up not being MS ...Read more