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is pharyngitis an infection

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blank
21 years experience Infectious Disease
Too long: It's like using a hammer to Kill a flea

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: Hard to tell from your story but chest pain has to be evaluated. You need to see a cardiologist and have a chest x ray at the very least
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Studies,another AB: Usually another type antibiotic is prescribed. MRI of sinuses is indicated.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Likely not HPV: Throat cultures are commonly sent to provide information about the source of a throat infection or red throat. Depending on what type of throat cultu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
16 years experience Sports Medicine
The Immune system: Fights the initial infection (skin or throat) by making antibodies to parts of the bacteria. After the infection is fought off, a combination of the a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
SORRY: i suggest that your hand pain has nothing to do with your upper respiratory infection. i would suggest resting the hand and perhaps taking a small amo ... 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
48 to 72 hours: By the second day you should be a bit better, and much better by the third. The shot will only be helpful if you have a strep throat as an etiology. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dental infections: Dental infections can spread to cause pharyngitis and may not always cause a fever in the early stages. Please see a local dentist for an evaluation ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It all depends on the point of contact with the virus

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