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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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My throat gets a bit sore and dry when i sing which affects my voice. Anything I should do to avoid this?

My throat gets a bit sore and dry when i sing which affects my voice. Anything I should do to avoid this?

Voice care: Have a healty lifestyle with eating, excercise, and getting adequate sleep. Don't smoke! Always warm up before any singing. You should be well hydrated, drink plenty of water before performing.Never be a habitual throat clearer. Listen to your voice. If you are having a problem singing, do not push it. Allow your voice to recover before trying again. If you have persistent problems, see an ENT. ...Read more

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I get a very dry throat at night, i'm concerned.

I get a very dry throat at night, i'm concerned.

Possible sleep apnea: There are many causes for dry throat, including several medicines. However, if it occurring at night, one has to consider sleep apnea. Do you snore? If you do, see a sleep medicine specialist who can evaluate you further. ...Read more

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Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

Saline: Your symptoms can be secondary to a cold or post nasal drip. Either way, a saline nasal spray should improve it. Also if you have allregies, treating them should help. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a dry itch throat asap?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

Home remedies: 46 year old with dry itchy throat - warm water brewed with honey and lemon several times per day, honey throat lozenges, warm tea. Gargling with warm salt water. Also OTC spray bottles with numbing properties. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always get a dry throat every time i drink bottled water?

Why is it that i always get a dry throat every time i drink bottled water?

Plastic: That is an interesting observation. I cannot think of any specific reason. Perhaps, you have a sensitivity to plastic. It is controversial, but it is suspected that plastic chemicals can dissolve into bottled beverages in some instances-heat exposure, for example. But in general this type of bottling is deemed safe. I can't think of any glass bottles for the sale of water, but you could try that. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do i stop the acid?

I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do i stop the acid?

Antacids, raise head: Try any of these medications from the drug store to help lower acid production in the stomach: Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac (ranitidine).. It would also help to elevate your head when sleeping to allow gravity to keep stomach acid from moving up your esophagus(food pipe). You can do this by placing multiple pillows behind your head or placing small 2x4 blocks under legs of head of bed. ...Read more

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3quit smoking cold turkey, 3rd day my throat feels dry is it normal?Does your breathing get bad when you quit as people say it does?

3quit smoking cold turkey, 3rd day my throat feels dry is it normal?Does your breathing get bad when you quit as people say it does?

Possibly: First of all, congrats on quitting smoking! truly, truly, that is fantastic! while it is not totally clear why your throat is dry, it may be normal. Also, you may start to cough more, in fact, after quitting smoking because all the little hair cells called cilia start working again after you quit. So, all that junk stuck in your lungs will start coming out. Keep up the great work! ...Read more

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I drink about 8+ cups of water a day, but my throat is still dry after a about half an hour of drinking. I sing so hydration is very important to me.?

Urinate frequently?: May need bloodwork to rule out diabetes which can make you thirsty and urinate frequently. Also, singing can dry out your throat as well. So. This may just be a side effect of singing. ...Read more

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I get a lot of what I was told is tonsilitus...I keep getting a lot of smelly white/yellow balls in throat and causes my throat to b dry. Any suggestion?

Food?: The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat. This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils.One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dry and sticky mucus in my throat?

How do I get rid of dry and sticky mucus in my throat?

If Winter: It is winter and your complaining now. Most commonly when the heat comes on and brings down the humidity in the house, these things happen. Have your a/c guy install an automatic humidification system in your home. Much better than carrying buckets of water to a floow model humidifier. ...Read more

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Since 4 year I have throat infection i don't smoke or drink but always my throat gets dry when i get up in morning and sometime it pinch help plz?

Since 4 year I have throat infection i don't smoke or drink but always my throat gets dry when i get up in morning and sometime it pinch help plz?

Mouth breathing: If you do not breath well through your nose your throat can become uncomfortable while you sleep. Another possibility is low grade atypical reflux where stomach juice can come up into your throat while you sleep. An ENT evaluation could be very helpful. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bad breath from having dry throat?

How do you get rid of bad breath from having dry throat?

Sip water: Frequently, use biotene products or similar to help with the dryness. Consult your physician or dentist to find out the cause and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Sometimes after I exercise I get a chesty cough, dry chest and a bad throat, is this asthma?

Sometimes after I exercise I get a chesty cough, dry chest and a bad throat, is this asthma?

Asthma: The symptoms you experience during or after exercise is suspicious of exercise-induced asthma which can easily be prevented/treated with an albuterol inhaler prescribed by a doctor. Please have yourself evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a post nasal dip and i sing and I am always clearing my throat what should I do to get rid of this problem?

I have a post nasal dip and i sing  and I am always clearing my throat what should I do to get rid of this problem?

Post nasal drip : Nasal saline wash, otc decongestant drug, humidifier should be tried. If they do not help- definitely should bring this up to your doctor. Also, need to make sure you don't have acid reflux disease- and if you do-take some medication for that -antiacid or proton pump inhibitor and avoid food that are related to acid reflux disease. Clearing up throat can be related to your PND +/- acid reflux. ...Read more

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Temp of 102 & Dry Throat & Complete Exhaustion. Tested negative for the flu last week now I have this should I get tested again?

May test strep, flu: Nose and throat symptoms can be from flu viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu is ususally feverish. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care Dr. can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more