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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Nice question: "itis-" means inflammation. Laryngitis is inflammation of larynx, hoarseness/voice changes would be major symptom. Pharyngitis is inflammation of thro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Other choices: If it is a bacterial infection, the most common antibiotic would be erythromycin or a similar drug. However, many cases PF pharyngitis are due to viru ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, af ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not too old: Tonsillitis is certainly not a fun infection to deal with. Neither is tonsil surgery, but you might have fewer throat issues after surgery. Given th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Sore throat could be from few possibilities-pharyngitis, tonsillitis/abscess, spine infections from the neck spine projection into pharyngeal space , ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Viral and Bacterial: While viruses (adenovirus, influenza, and even epstein-barr) account for most acute cases of tonsillitis, there are well known bacterial causes too - ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Steckelberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Most of the time, acute bronchitis is caused by a virus. Influenza (flu) viruses are a common cause, but many other viruses can cause acute bronchitis ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a post-infectious immune response to group a streptococcus. The purpose of taking antibiotics is to prevent further spread of the i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial: Due to a streptococcus, usually strep group a. Most sore thrats are due to viruses, which should not be treated with antibiotics. A rapid strep t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
In some people...: ...Strep throat causes a rash in addition to other symptoms. It is then called scarlet fever. Except for the rash, it is the same disease.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not really.The 1st recommended antibiotic for strep throat is penicillin.Bronchitis is not a side effect here.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are c ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Any active viral illness may shed contagious particles in the saliva.Those causing tonsillitis are usually acquired through some chance contact with s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Without symptoms: Viral bronchitis is usually contagious 1-4 days after intiation of illness. However coughing and sneezing spreads contagious droplets with virus from ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Apples/oranges: there is no way to answer this. Each condition that you mentioned can range in severity from mild to extremely serious (and in rare cases, death). Eac ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for inf ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: It is often used for this diagnosis.No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: It is often used for this diagnosis.No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Generally it is, whether caused by a virus or a bacteria. Some people are more susceptible than others.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
No: No. They cannot help a virus, but at the time of diagnosis we are never able to tell if the bronchitis is bacterial or viral so we commonly prescribe ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,Yes and No: Rheumatic fever is a possible consequence of untreated strep throat. An anaphylactic reaction is a severe allergic response and not related to the oth ... Read More

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