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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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Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Depends: If you were talking about an adult I would say that it sounds viral and just treat it at home and it should resolve in a week. If not see a doctor. However in a 3 year old there are a few other things to consider. If the child is not eating normally or not playing normally then they should probably be seen by a doctor. Any fever or trouble breathing should also prompt a doctor visit right away ...Read more

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21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

May be viral: Most ear infections, up to 85%, are caused by viruses that won't respond to ab. There is also the possibility that his infection is due to a bacteria that's resistant to amoxil (amoxicillin).
When you say he has been on 3d of Amoxil (amoxicillin) are you counting the first day as the day you started the medication? If so then he has only had 2 days worth and it might be that you need to give amox more time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel irritable and stiff neck and very emotional?

What to do if I feel irritable and stiff neck and very emotional?

A few thoughts: The neck stiffness could be a primary problem but from your description sounds like it could be a result of your emotional state. Irritability/being very emotional can be the result of many things (incl. neck pain!), but also stress, chemical imbalance, hormonal imbalance, lack of sleep, etc. A visit to the dr. Is definitely in order to have all of these examined & a more specific answer given. ...Read more

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Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also.?

The neck pain may: Be a result of these nodules or even secondary to metabolic issues related to these nodules. The pain may also be independent of the thyroid issue as well but this should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

Please do: To make sure it is Roseola, and to check if any problem that may be caused by the virus as middle ear infection, best wishes ...Read more

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Hi, I am experiencing unbearable and irritable prickly sensations on scalp, neck and all the way to my ears, this happens when ever I touch my hair?

Hi, I am experiencing unbearable and irritable prickly sensations on scalp, neck and all the way to my ears, this happens when ever I touch my hair?

Itchiness: You need an evaluation by your GP to exclude any dermatitis and hair and scalp issues but more importantly to exclude any nerve related issues. ...Read more

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I have has neck pain radiating down to collar bone for past month. Also feel incharacteristicaaly irritable. Any relationship to symptoms?

I have has neck pain radiating down to collar bone for past month. Also feel incharacteristicaaly irritable. Any relationship to symptoms?

Perhaps: People in pain tend to be more irritable than people without pain. See your pmd to get an evaluation and get some relief with meds as you need. This may also improve your mood! all the best! ...Read more

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Stress from work leads to anxiety, than I get body pain in my chest and neck along with neasua and irritability also I get the feel of a band in arm?

Stress from work leads to anxiety, than I get body pain in my chest and neck along with neasua and irritability also I get the feel of a band in arm?

See your Dr. First: See your physician to rule out any physical reasons for your symptoms. If it is only anxiety, most mental health specialists especially clinical psychologists, social workers, etc are very effective in helping you work with your anxiety. Perhaps you need to explore if this job is the correct one for you, or if there's other reasons for your stress. We often educate on coping strategies that help. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash on neck and arms, hot flashes, irritable?

Itchy rash: There are many causes for an itchy rash. See your internist or dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Went to the ER a week ago and have had headaches almost every day since also have neck stiffness fatigue and irritability what could cause this?

Went to the ER a week ago and have had headaches almost every day since also have neck stiffness fatigue and irritability what could cause this?

Go to PCP: It could be to a number of things. They usually general tests at the er to try to pinpoint what is causing pain and alleviate pain unless they spot something serious and call in specific specialists for further consultation. The expectation is to follow up with your own doctor should the problems persist and get more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Can old (10yrs) shallow water diving accident (neck fracture) cause irritable bowel syndrome years later? Never had problem before fracture.

Can old (10yrs) shallow water diving accident (neck fracture) cause irritable bowel syndrome years later? Never had problem before fracture.

Probably not.: There's likely no relation between an old fracture & IBS, unless after the fracture you changed to a less healthy diet and continued it. IBS often shows up in middle age (early adulthood), & is related to long-term poor eating habits (High fat, high protein, low fiber diets). Other factors make it harder or easier to control too. Make sure other causes of diarrhea/constipation have been ruled out ...Read more

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Tired all the time can't sleep irritable memory loss blurred vision headaches body aches tightness in neck and shoulders and e.D. Can it be depression

Possibly: You might also be suffering from sleep related do you know if you stop breathing at night or clench or grind your teeth?
If so, speak to your doctor about a sleep study. Much can be learned from this test and it can shed a lot of light on the clinical problems. ...Read more

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Headaches daily, confusion & slurred speech at times, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain in arms, hands, legs, and neck, hands shaking, irritable?

Headaches daily, confusion & slurred speech at times, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain in arms, hands, legs, and neck, hands shaking, irritable?

Multifactorial: Is it possible your symptoms could be stress related or much more pronounced due to stress? It is very important that you have a medical examination by a doctor to ensure that there is not something serious going on. You are young, it would be rare for you to be having a stroke. The role of stress reactions, anxiety, panic attacks on the body can present with various concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, foot tingling, shoulder stiffness, neck strain, hot flashes, irritability and dizziness (worsened by: lying flat, prolonged standing). The following also describe me: Headache, Feeling anxious, Excessive sweating, and Should

I am experiencing neck pain, foot tingling, shoulder stiffness, neck strain, hot flashes, irritability and dizziness (worsened by: lying flat, prolonged standing). The following also describe me: Headache, Feeling anxious, Excessive sweating, and Should

Varied symptoms: One diagnosis may not explain all these symptoms although chronic anxiety may be playing an important role. I recommend that your physician take a thorough history, perform a complete physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to explain these symptoms. Referral to certain specialists may be recommended if thyroid, inner ear or rheumatologiy problems are felt to be present ...Read more

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Hi Doc, A friends been complaining of pain in the throat after eating sweets or sugary stuff. He is fine non sweetened food or drinks. It's been over a week with this complaint. What do you think it is? Thanks Doc.

Hi Doc, A friends been complaining of pain in the throat after eating sweets or sugary stuff. He is fine non sweetened food or drinks. It's been over a week with this complaint. What do you think it is? Thanks Doc.

Unknown: It may be a small ulcer, but certainly doesn't sound dangerous. If it continues or gets worse, it must be examined. Preferably by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Any doctor with the right tools to examine the back of the throat would do however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would cause mucus to irritate my chest and throat and make me cough been like this for months after I had a cold! After eating and excercise?

What would cause mucus to irritate my chest and throat and make me cough been like this for months after I had a cold! After eating and excercise?

Sinus infection: I'm suspicious that you may have developed a bacterial sinus infection following your cold. The mucus which drains from the sinuses will cause you to cough and it may be worse when you lie down. Eating can also increase drainage from the sinuses. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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Can anti inflammatory drug irritate the throat?

Can anti inflammatory drug irritate the throat?

Possible: Some nsaids may cause acid indigestion which may in turn cause irritation of the throat if reflux occurs. ...Read more

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My bf has been tested and is clean. So did his penis just irritate my throat?

My bf has been tested and is clean. So did his penis just irritate my throat?

Here are some. ..: Trusting experience and common sense to behave for daily living is highly recommended, and don't let fantasy rein and ruin life as many people have done. If not getting better day by day and slowly and surely in 3-5 days, seek pro-evaluation, treatment, and counseling for now and future so to live a better safe worry-free life. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Avoid menthol: Menthol which is in most drops, feels good and cool at first. But it is drying to the mucosa and will dry your irritated throat. So use glycerin instead. Or black currant. Or pectin containing drops. ...Read more

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Hi I am a smoker but decided to stop because every time I smoke the back of my throat would flare up and cause me pain and goes away after a day. Even if it's one cigarette it would irritate the back of my throat near my tonsils. What could this be?

Hi I am a smoker but decided to stop because every time I smoke the back of my throat would flare up and cause me pain and goes away after a day. Even if it's one cigarette it would irritate the back of my throat near my tonsils. What could this be?

Quit smoking!: There is nothing good about smoking....so use your head wisely and quit smoking permanently. You will live a better life and leave your doctors happier with one less patient to worry about. Smoking is a form of slow suicide....so give it up!! ...Read more

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Could wine irritate a sore throat more?

Could wine irritate a sore throat more?

LPR: Some cases of sore throats are related to acid reflux disease - a condition called larygopharyngeal reflux (lpr). Alcohol can make this worse. ...Read more

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Could salt water from ocean or even the beach irritate throat? Only hurts on right side of throat.

Could salt water from ocean or even the beach irritate throat? Only hurts on right side of throat.

Not likely the salt: Ocean water & sea air have other things than salt that might irritate, but a moderate strength salt water solution gargle is actually soothing for many sore throats. If it is more than mildly painful, you might want to visit a physician for a rx. Strep throat is good to rule out or treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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No appetite for food but have cravings for snacka and sweets. My throat hurts as if m chokin, have chest pains and bloatted. What could be the problem?

No appetite for food but have cravings for snacka and sweets. My throat hurts as if m chokin, have chest pains and bloatted. What could be the problem?

So sorry: So sorry that you're not feeling well. I saw your earlier post about left lower abdominal pain. You have too many issues for this forum and ought to see a doctor in person right away! ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar irritate your throat?

Doubtful: It is actually part of an old folk remedy for sore throat. It reportedly did away with strep throat (but I would not accept that at face value.) however, it can really damage your teeth. So insure that you rinse well with water. Are you having burning or pain from apple cider vinegar? If so, aloe vera juice ingested a couple times per day can help. ...Read more

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Earlier, I spit when it was a little pink as if had blood my throat is a bit irritate and now I spit everythin is good could be what should I go er?

Earlier, I spit when it was a little pink as if had blood my throat is a bit irritate and now I spit everythin is good could be what should I go er?

HEMOPTYSIS: Hemoptysis is when you cough out blood. Pinkist color of sputum is only irritation of your throat due to coughing episodes. Go to er if you think you are coughing out blood, they can examine you. ...Read more