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bacterial infection of upper airway medication

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medication now: I am assuming your doctor has started you on antibiotic if not , you need to get some. You will not be on this forever only for a few days as long as ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections: A sore throat is usually a viral infection and treating symptomatically is appropriate. If symptoms progress or do not improve over 5-7 days starting ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cannabis smoke is: A respiratory irritant. I don't believe that cannabis caused you to have a bacterial infection - but it could have made you more susceptible to catchi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: You should never use expired medicine. And I am not sure you should be treating yourself. Why dont you give that burden to your doctor? He or she wil ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be alle ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You can't tell the difference between a strep throat and a viral sore throat by looking. You have to do the test.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Thrush: you may have thrush/yeast on the tongue, if hydrogen peroxide doesn't help you may need antifungal meds, have it examined
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