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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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HomeDepot warehouse Job. Cement/wood/concrete dust. I have throat irritation all the time. Any remedies to help the throat? Medicines or something?

HomeDepot warehouse Job. Cement/wood/concrete dust. I have throat irritation all the time. Any remedies to help the throat? Medicines or something?

Prevent exposure.: Your best bet in this context is to always wear a mask, preferably a high-level type to prevent yourself from breathing in these particulates. And wear it all the time. ...Read more

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I'm at a chalet. We have a wood burner stove to get heat. I've read they are dangerous. I've got a sore throat now and scared I have carbon monoxide?

I'm at a chalet. We have a wood burner stove to get heat. I've read they are dangerous. I've got a sore throat now and scared I have carbon monoxide?

Unlikely: Sore throat is not a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning. Chest tightness, nausea, headache, tiredness, dizziness, and confusion are the symptoms to look out for. Carbon monoxide is odorless and not visible. If there is ongoing concern a carbon monoxide detector would be helpful, go to the smoke detector section of a home supply store. ...Read more

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I went thru a wood deck (fell) & sprained ankle. 2 days later my back and neck hurt (no xray on back yet). estimate of how long will back will hurt?

I went thru a wood deck (fell) & sprained ankle. 2 days later my back and neck hurt (no xray on back yet). estimate of how long will back will hurt?

Varies: Back injuries and their recovery vary tremendously based upon the more specific aspect of what was injured. A simple lumbar strain would be expected to be better by 7-14 days. If it does not improve, or if you start developing pain or numbness that runs down the leg, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I slammed the base of my head and neck on the wood frame of the couch. Blacked out for a few seconds and couldn't breathe. Do I need to see a doctor?

I slammed the base of my head and neck on the wood frame of the couch. Blacked out for a few seconds and couldn't breathe. Do I need to see a doctor?

A brief: loss of consciousness in itself is not an indication for a CT scan. Persisting/ severe headache, visual changes, any neurological deficit, abnormal pupils, or repetitive vomiting would be signs/ symptoms that you should be evaluated in the ER.

If you hit your head and neck, but are now feeling nearly fine, your risk of serious intracranial injury are very low. ...Read more

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What could difficultly swallowing solid foods along with the feeling of something is stuck in throat?

What could difficultly swallowing solid foods along with the feeling of something is stuck in throat?

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I got hit on the neck right below my jaw where my lymph nodes are by a piece of wood when moving furniture. Can this cause a stroke im scared.

I got hit on the neck right below my jaw where my lymph nodes are by a piece of wood when moving furniture. Can this cause a stroke im scared.

Blow to the neck: Stroke following a blow to the neck is extremely rare. The lymph nodes are not at issue. You are more likely to have some bruising and tenderness. Please seek attention for difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, or any numbness. ...Read more

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I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

Otolaryngologist: Have a thorough examination by an Otolaryngologist. The specks are probably tonsillar stones which are old food and other debris. They are usually insignificant. Anxiety can cause a sensation of a lump in the throat. I doubt that the vein is pathological. For peace of mind an examination by a throat specialist will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Prilosec: Prilosec is to be taken once or twice a day and not as needed. Tums (calcium carbonate) can be taken pen or as needed with indigestion symptoms. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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I had a splinter in my epidemis from preasure treated wood on my finger I am very scared should I be freaking out?

I had a splinter in my epidemis from preasure treated wood on my finger I am very scared should I be freaking out?

Removal: Get the splinter removed, get your tetanus shots up to date and make sure to get placed on prophlactic antibiotics. ...Read more

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18 mo old has wood splinter in his toe. Leave it be or try to get it out? I don't want it to get infected (obviously!)

18 mo old has wood splinter in his toe. Leave it be or try to get it out? I don't want it to get infected (obviously!)

Wood you believe?: Because of the relatively small size of the toe at this age, removing the splinter is not as difficult as expected. Having said that, I much prefer that the splinter work it's self out. Less traumatic experience for both patient and parent. Depending on the many possible circumstances, soaking repeatedly tends to make self extraction easier. Many times a mild cellulitis also delivers the splinter. ...Read more

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I have two small splinters in my foot. Was able to extract most of the material (wood) with a needle, the area is red how do I treat this wound?

I have two small splinters in my foot. Was able to extract most of the material (wood) with a needle, the area is red how do I treat this wound?

Sounds infected: And like there is retained material. Seek care so the other foreign material can be removed and the infection can be treated. ...Read more

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Finger against wood and got many little splinters and sterilized tweezers to take them out, Couldn't get them. Should I worry for serious infection?

Finger against wood and got many little splinters and sterilized tweezers to take them out, Couldn't get them. Should I worry for serious infection?

You need to watch: Out for symptoms and signs of infection called cellulitis/ abscess. This includes worsening pain, swelling, redness, thick white or discolored drainage, or heat in the area. See a healthcare provider right away if these things happen. ...Read more

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Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you.
2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more

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Got small wood splinter. Don't remember if I took Td while child. Took Td 10 years ago. I am 56, Do I need another shot. Palm is hurting. Any concerns?

Got small wood splinter. Don't remember if I took Td while child. Took Td 10 years ago. I am 56, Do I need another shot. Palm is hurting. Any concerns?

Yes and No: Adults should receive tetanus boosters every 7-10 years and at least one of them should be a TDAP vaccine which includes a pertussis booster as well. That being said, it is unrelated to a wood splinter. There is no concern for tetanus infection from a wood splinter. These come from rusted metal. However if your hand is in pain, ensure that the splinter has been completely removed. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a splinter under my fingernail and caint get it out in the middle of the night I reached down to pick somthing up off the wood floor and a wood splinter jamed up under my nail.

What do I do if I have a splinter under my fingernail and caint get it out in the middle of the night I reached down to pick somthing up off the wood floor and a wood splinter jamed up under my nail.

If: If it doesn't hurt and its in very far leave it be, it will grow out
soaking in warm water or water and hydrogen peroxide and applying some antiobitoc ointment will help keep it clean.
If it gets infected, i.e. Swollen with a collection of pus, then you can develop a sublingual (under the nail) access and it will need to be drained
in that case the finger will need to be anesthetized and the nail elevated

do not try that your self, if the hyponychial skin, the skin at the eye of the nail end is sealed shut and the splinter is not reachable, typically you can just let it grow out. ...Read more

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How can you remove wood splinters from an old pencil wound in foot that is irritating? Two operations and an MRI later, a podiatrist has given up

How can you remove wood splinters from an old pencil wound in foot that is irritating? Two operations and an MRI later, a podiatrist has given up

Wood: Sorry to hear but there are several qualified well trained surgeons that can use magnified loop lens to help see tiny fibers like wood. The irritation however may not be from the wood anymore but the scar from the previous surgeries. ...Read more

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I got a splinter dug in and got it out but there's a white bump where it had went in, not sure what it is? It was caused by wood back scratcher but

I got a splinter dug in and got it out but there's a white bump where it had went in, not sure what it is? It was caused by wood back scratcher but

Ans: Well might very well be the start of the bacteria growing. Keep finger very clean and dry and yes Tao on the site see how you go in the next couple of days I'd worse see doctor and get antibiotic ...Read more

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Hi I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long I pulled it out now my finger is swollen Do I need to see a doctor or wi?

Hi I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long I pulled it out now my finger is swollen Do I need to see a doctor or wi?

A sliver goes in -: -smoothly, but has rough edges, & when pulled out, there can B a wood fragment left behind. Even if not, U probably have an infection from the contaminated wood. Best 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. A small residual fragment is hare 2 C on imaging. Many times it just has 2B explored, & hope it is all removed. During a short hand fellowship we had people returning 4more wood removal. Good L ...Read more

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A&E used Magnifier tree wood splinter had pierced calf muscle itself pasing fat tissue sent to larger A&E orthopedic cleaned and sutured, correct!

A&E used Magnifier tree wood splinter had pierced calf muscle itself pasing fat tissue sent to larger A&E orthopedic cleaned and sutured, correct!

Vampire treatment.: Sounds like it was treated appropriately. Watch for signs of drainage of possible infection. Follow the A&E advice. ...Read more

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Hiv risk? Finger splinter around 1mm deep or less. Not sure if wood or needle because of too small. It was swollen and petechiae. When remove no blood came out. I was from std hub this scares me a lot.

Hiv risk? Finger splinter around 1mm deep or less. Not sure if wood or needle because of too small. It was swollen and petechiae. When remove no blood came out. I was from std hub this scares me a lot.

Relax buddy: Please forgive my frankness. You don't get HIV this way. You're a grown man now and you have a duty to yourself and others to educate yourself about what can and cannot give you HIV. You need to have real sex, or a stick from a freshly bloodied needle, to catch HIV. Life's hard enough without these fears. ...Read more