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What could be the dark line on the back of my throat ?

I woke up a few days ago with the window open and it was pretty cold.I do snore a lot as well i thought i throw that in. My right nostril and throat was somewhat irritated. I was thinking oh no not strep throat . But i didnt see any mucos just redness. But what caught my eye was all the way in the back of my throat was a dark line. So i had to take a closer look with a hand held mirror and light. I seen like a dark reddish purple vein like there maybe 1/3 in long and very thin but bigger then other veins i see in there . I dont really remember that there but who knows. Im just wondering can veins get bigger back there overtime? Or is it just irritated from keeping the window open?
Asked On : Fri, 24 Feb 2012
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Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. it is allergic cold with pharyngitis. or viral infection with secondary pharyngitis. pharyngitis is associated with inflamation of pharynx and engorge ment of veins of pharynx. as a home remedy you can do salt water gargling. it will give you relief of 50%.if necessory you can use antibiotics , decongestants anti histamines, and anti pyretics with the advise of a doctor. thank you .
Answered: Wed, 29 Feb 2012
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