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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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Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tylenol up to 4 times/day if you have a fever or feel uncomfortable. If your symptoms do not improve in 4-5 days you should have a strep test. If strep throat is not treated with antibiotics, it can lead to serious consequences. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

I have these white spots in my throat i, tpok a strep test and a mono tezt both came out negative I am really scared and worried, please help me?

Viral tonsillitis !: Most of the time, > 85 % of the time , it is a viral to tonsillopharyngitis... Looks scary and gross but heals without treatment! lots of saline gargle and TLC goes a long way ! if your feeling better , i would not worry much. Regards! ...Read more

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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Maybe: mainly the white spots are on the inside of the cheeks, but can be on the throat too, strep throat is different in that the spots are round and smaller, thrush is rather flakes, besides the soreness with strep throat ...Read more

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I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

I have these, white spots, in my throat took test for strep and mono thet both came out negative im feelibg tiredtired scared whst else can it be :/?

Represents: There are many bacteria and viruses that can be responsible for this. From your tests we know it is not strep or mono. An excellent otc therapy you can get is silver shield from the health food store. There is no bacteria resistant to silver and this high tech form shuts down all active viruses very quickly. Take 1 tsp gargle, swish and swallow four times daily until problem clerared. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

White spots on tonsils, strep throat or tonsilitis?

Could be: White spots on the tonsils could be food particles. The only way to be sure of strep throat is a throat culture. Tonsillitis is a specific diagnosis made by a physician when the tonsils in the throat are red and enlarged and painful. Strep throat does not necessarily indicate tonsil involvement. Obviously you need an objective diagnosis by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?

Comfort measures: Your sore throat, if unaccompanied by a fever or pus at the ite, is likely a mild viral pharyngitis. Argyle with warm salt water, take Motrin for inflammation, and immediately see your doctor if you develop fever or difficulty swallowing, drooling, or increased pain. ...Read more

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