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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
"Hemoptysis": in phlegm ("hemoptysis") should be evaluated ! Most common cause with the rest of your symptoms is acute BRONCHITIS. See your Primary Care Provider fo ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Antibiotics needed: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic ther ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed ; may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed & may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Strep throat: Tonsillitis is a generic term that describes an irritation/inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis can be caused by infectious bacteria or viruses s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure. Happens often.: Tonsillitis has many causes. Lots of viruses cause it. Strep throat is pretty much the only bacteria that causes a lot of cases of tonsillitis. Strep ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Vs.: A stretph infection can cause inflammation of tonsils (tonsilitis). However, tonsilits can be due to a number of different causes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Streph: Streph throat is one possible infection that can inflammation of your tonsils (tonsillitis).
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: A strep throat is a type of tonsllitis and pharyngitis. Not all tonsillitis is caused by the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. In fact most are cause ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blood tinged sputum: Likely from an infection. Tb is rare and is only factored in when you have a known exposure. If you are running a fever or have colored secretion you ... Read More

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