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weird taste in the back of my throat

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Adler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Sinus infection: Mucinex (guaifenesin) might have thinned out mucus enough to let bacteria pass through from an underlying bacterial infection this would cause a weird ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Li
Dr. Ronald Li answered
40 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medications effect: Some medications, like biaxin, (clarithromycin) have a side effect of a metallic taste in the mouth. This is just a sign that the medication is workin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. A ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Get a throat culture to check for strep. If negative, get a test for mononucleosis. Do you have reflux? If so,try taking pepcid,avoid caffeine, alcoho ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?Treated?: You are not considered contagious for strep after you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Your employer may of may not have other requirements, but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Common ones....: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Other ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
The treatment for...: ...Strep throat is penicillin, and has been for a very long time, except for those who are allergic.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips + antibiotics: 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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