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recurrent throat infections in adults

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Recurrent infections: Recurrent throat infections may be due to chronic tonsillitis. This could lead to other infections, but i cannot say that I have seen tonsillitis lea ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Poor hygiene and poor hand washing with close contact of an infected individual will certainly increase the risk of the spread of the infection. It i ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Take BHT: Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a food preservative antioxidant. It's probably the best and cheapest anti-herpes substance there is. 2,000 mg per ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
LIfe and Sex: The bacteria that usually causes urinary tract infections is generally not contagious to other individuals and is not an std.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Colds tend to precede the onset of an ear infection in children. This is because a cold causes fluid to develop in the middle ear, that at times may g ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bacteria & virus: Bacteria and virus can cause ear infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: There is no statistical basis proving that bacteria or viruses absolutely trigger more ear infections in contacts. Having said that, ear infections ar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
No: They are not contagious unless the UTI is tuberculosis or a parasite both of which are extremely rare in the US.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Viral / daycare: Are most common cause, asthma can present this way, avoid cig smoke at all costs.
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Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection , hive: Generally not. Antibiotics can, and other problems or medications can.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They are caused by different germs that can infect a person at the same time.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Actinomycosis, nocardiosis, tuberculosis, fungal infections, immune deficiency states. First you must find out if these are truly infections, and if ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Yes: If they are infections, they are contagious. Fluid in the ears can be caused by allergies and would not be contagious. Same with drainage in the throa ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
YES...: Air, pollution can cause irritation to the developing airways. Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke, for example, can lead to airway hypersensitivity, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, at extreme ages: Very young patients and very old patients both have trouble fighting off infections, for various reasons. That means their doctors prefer to do more t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: It is possible, but unlikely. Would need further history to answer this appropriately. Where do you work, to whom are you exposed, do you have aller ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Severe scarring of the eardrum can result in hearing problems later in life.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Viruses: The newborn is fortunate to have temporary immunity to many viral illnesses based on moms lifetime of experiences. This temporary immunity is passed t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Green
16 years experience Family Medicine
Usually a virus: Ear infections are really common in kids and usually what happens is your little one gets a common cold virus which causes mucous and nasal congestion ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: Throat pain, redness, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and exudates in back of throat or on tonsils are classic manifestations of strep throat, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment wit ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Anatomy:: Throat begins at tongue base, tonsils, soft palate; mouth: tongue, gums/alveolar ridge, cheeks, floor of mouth . Many mouth sores are traumatic. Some ... Read More
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