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Abscess of the pharynx
A pocket of pus-filled, localized infection (abscess) occurring in or around the walls of the pharynx (the back of the mouth where the nose connects to the throat). This is a medical emergency, because the abscess my grow and push on the back of the throat, restricting breathing.
Peritonsillar abscess
A collection of pus next to the tonsils in the back of the throat. This is often a complication of a tonsil infection (most commonly "step throat"), and is a medical emergency.
Sore throat
A common physical symptom usually caused by inflammation of the throat. It is worse with swallowing and may range from a mild scratching to extreme pain
Throat irritation
An unpleasant, though typically non-painful, feeling in the throat that may be described as a dry cough, scratchy feeling in the back of the throat, or the feeling of a lump or something stuck in the back of the throat
Throat redness
Any increased redness of color seen in the back of the throat when looking through the mouth; may be associated with sore throat, cough, swelling, or pus
Abscess of nose
A pocket of pus-filled localized infection (abscess) occurring either on the nose or in the nasal cavity. It is typically caused by bacteria, and depending on the exact location, it may be drained surgically or require antibiotics. They can be caused by blocked sweat glands or minor cuts in the skin.
Lump in throat
Feeling of having something stuck in the throat; feeling like there is something taking up space in the back of the throat, often noticed when swallowing
Abscess of the lung
A pocket of pus in the lung. Bacteria often reaches the lung through aspiration, in which food or secretions go down the windpipe instead of the esophagus. Other causes include spread through the blood from heart infections, certain pneumonias, certain cancers, and certain vascular disorders
Drainage in throat
A feeling of excess mucus dripping in the back of the throat, often leading to wanting to clear the throat or coughing (typically worse at night),
Throat feels tight
Feeling of pressure, tightness, or squeezing in the throat, often described as "not being able to breath" or "throat closing up"
Strep throat
A very common infection that primarily affects children. It is caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes. Treatment requires a full course of antibiotics to avoid complications.
Foreign body in the throat
A life-threatening emergency in which an object is stuck in the throat. The object itself can impair breathing, or the swelling of the tissues around the object can lead to severe respiratory distress
Cellulitis or abscess of mouth
An infection of the mouth that has either formed a pocket of pus (abscess) or spread across the soft tissue (cellulitis). This is a medical emergency, because it can lead to serious complications, such as spread to the brain or around the heart.
Tooth abscess
A pocket of pus that forms where the tooth inserts into the jaw. Bacteria can reach this tissue through the pulp of a tooth, gaining access via dental cavities or dental procedures.
Throat swelling
Fluid retention causing expansion of the tissues of the neck and throat, often rapidly, leading to feeling of choking or inability to breathe
Intracranial abscess
A pocket of pus inside of the skull, often within the brain. Bacteria typically reaches the brain from local spread (e.g. from the ears, teeth, or sinuses). Bacteria can also be spread through the blood from heart infections or skull fractures. These infections are particularly dangerous because they can increase pressure in the skull, leading to severe brain damage.
Throat symptoms
Scarlet fever
A term used to describe strep throat with the presence of a rash. It is caused certain strains of the same bacteria that release a toxin that produces rash. The complications of both are the same: if it is not treated, it may lead to abscess, kidney disease, and heart disease.
Dextromethorphan (Duramax)
Brand names: Robitussin Night Relief, Anatuss, and Child Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Plus Cough
Methyl analog of DEXTRORPHAN that shows high affinity binding to several regions of the brain, including the medullary cough center. This compound is an NMDA receptor antagonist (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) and acts as a non-competitive channel blocker. It is one of the widely used ANTITUSSIVES, and is also used to study the involvement of glutamate receptors in neurotoxicity.
Phenylephrine (Duramax)
Brand names: Colrex, Covangesic, and Emagrin Forte
An alpha-1 adrenergic agonist used as a mydriatic, nasal decongestant, and cardiotonic agent.
Pseudoephedrine (Pcm-La)
Brand names: Sinutab, Drixoral Sinus, and Robitussin Night Relief
A phenethylamine that is an isomer of EPHEDRINE which has less central nervous system effects and usage is mainly for respiratory tract decongestion.
Pheniramine (Visine-A)
Brand names: Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold, Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat Reformulated Sep 2008, and Theraflu Cold & Sore Throat Reformulated Sep 2008
One of the HISTAMINE H1 ANTAGONISTS with little sedative action. It is used in treatment of hay fever, rhinitis, allergic dermatoses, and pruritus.
Inflammation of the throat, commonly known as a "sore throat." It can be caused by a variety of viral infections such as the common cold or flu, as well as certain bacteria such as those causing "strep throat."
Chlorpheniramine (C.P.M.)
Brand names: Sinulin, Actifed Cold & Sinus, and Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Liquigel
A histamine H1 antagonist used in allergic reactions, hay fever, rhinitis, urticaria, and asthma. It has also been used in veterinary applications. One of the most widely used of the classical antihistaminics, it generally causes less drowsiness and sedation than PROMETHAZINE.
Rheumatic fever
An inflammatory disease following infection by the bacteria that causes strep throat. It is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking proteins in the heart, joints, skin, and brain that are similar to those found in the bacteria. It leads to a numbber of serious side effects, particularly heart disease. It is now rare in the United States due to widespread treatment of strep throat and other infections with antibiotics.
Tonsillar hypertrophy
An enlargement of the tonsils without any signs of infection or inflammation. The tonsils are tissues in the back of the throat involved in the immune system. If they become so large as to obstruct the throat causing problems with swallowing or breathing, they are typically removed surgically.
Sinus congestion
The stuffy, pressured feeling of phlegm or mucus in the nose and back of the throat; may cause pain or pressure in the forehead or around the cheeks and green or yellow discharge from the throat or nose
When stomach contents come back up the throat, either forcefully when vomiting or "throwing up", or slowly during indigestion (leading to a foul taste or burning in the back of the throat after eating)
Common cold
A viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly leading to stuffy nose. Transmission is through droplets from other infected individuals and can be limited by proper cough/sneeze hygiene and hand washing.
A common virus that causes infection of the nose and throat. The virus mutates, leading to new strains every year. Occasionally it can "jump" species, leading to recent outbreaks of avian or swine flu. Influenza can be deadly in some populations, such as the elderly or young children. A vaccine is available.
Myasthenia gravis
A disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the connections between the nerves and the muscles, leading to muscle weakness. This type of weakness gets worse with use and improves with rest. Muscles controlling the eyes, eyelids, face, and throat are most commonly affected.
Gum disease
An illness affecting the soft tissues holding the teeth in place. Infected gums may recede, causing the teeth to become loose in their sockets and prone to falling out. Alternatively, the infection may spread to the jaw bone or form an abscess.
Zenker diverticulum
An abnormal outpouching of the pharynx. The pharynx makes up part of the throat, extending from the back of the nose to the windpipe and esophagus. The cause is unknown, but it can lead to difficulty swallowing and other symptoms. Treatment is typically surgical.
Perirectal infection
An infection of the skin and soft tissues around the rectum and anus (the lowest part of the bowels, through which feces leaves the body). These infections are often in the form of an abscess, or collection of pus. If not treated, this can lead to serious consequences. The cause is often unknown.
Chronic rheumatic fever
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease following infection by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes (the cause of "strep throat"), that occurs two to three weeks after infection. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune response. If symptoms are long-standing, it is said to be "chronic," and can lead to significant heart disease.
Head and neck cancer
A malignant transformation of the tissues of the the mucus membranes of the mouth, sinuses, or throat. Risk factors include alcohol, tobacco, and certain viruses. Treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.
Postoperative infection
An infection that takes place after surgery. Common infections include those around the surgical incision, pneumonias, abscesses, or life threatening blood infections leading to a condition known as sepsis.
Incision and drainage
Incision and drainage and clinical lancing are minor surgical procedures to release pus or pressure built up under the skin, such as from an abscess, boil, or infected paranasal sinus. It ...
Nasogastric tube
Nasogastric intubation is a medical process involving the insertion of a plastic tube (nasogastric tube or NG tube) through the nose, past the throat, and down into the stomach.
Brand names: Aralen Hydrochloride, Aralen Phosphate, and Malarivon
The prototypical antimalarial agent with a mechanism that is not well understood. It has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and in the systemic therapy of amebic liver abscesses.
Brand names: C-Topical
An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Doxylamine (Unisom)
Brand names: Nyquil Cold Medicine, Nyquil Liquicap, and Robitussin Night Cold
Histamine H1 antagonist with pronounced sedative properties. It is used in allergies and as an antitussive, antiemetic, and hypnotic. Doxylamine has also been administered in veterinary applications and was formerly used in PARKINSONISM.
Glycerin (Fleet)
Brand names: Aci-Jel, Procalamine 3, and Neutracett
A trihydroxy sugar alcohol that is an intermediate in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. It is used as a solvent, emollient, pharmaceutical agent, and sweetening agent.
Brand names: Cepacol Sore Throat Plus Coating, K-C Suspension, and Kao-Spen
Pectin (from Ancient Greek: πηκτικός pēktikós, "congealed, curdled") is a structural heteropolysaccharide contained in the primary cell walls of terrestrial plants. It was first isolated and described in 1825 by Henri ...
Swollen or red tonsils
Enlargement or redness of the tonsils (small collections of tissue found on either side of the back of the throat at the root of the tongue)
Mouth pain
An unpleasant feeling or discomfort (e.g. throbbing, sharp, achy) arising from the lips, teeth, tongue, gums, inside of the cheeks, roof of the mouth, or back of the throat
Coughing up sputum
Sticky fluid (white, clear, light green, light yellow, or light brown) coming from the back of your throat after coughing
Change in the quality or "sound" of the voice due to how the sound waves travel through the back of the throat (i.e. voice sounding "nasally")
Flu-like syndrome
Having multiple symptoms similar to influenza, including fever, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, chills, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite
Difficulty eating
Any difficulty with eating food, including trouble swallowing, trouble chewing, recurrent vomiting, pain when eating, sore throat, reflux or indigestion, decreased appetite, or eating disorders

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