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what causes frequent throat infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: Inadequate therapy, re-exposure or frequent exposure to persons with causative organisms (like schoolteachers), changes in immune function, chronic tonsillar infection, and so on and so on.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Can I get reoccurent throat infections from too much singing ?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Pharyngitis: The answer is "no." throat infections do not come from overuse of the vocal cords. Hoarseness may come from swelling and inflammation of the vocal cords with overuse, and this will make your voice sound just like it would if you had the viral upper respiratory infection called "laryngitis, " and your throat may ache as well deep down.
A 19-year-old male asked:

Why do I get throat infections so frequently?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Can't answer..: ..Without knowing you. It could be you have enlarged tonsils that harbor infection. It could be you have poor sleep/exercise/dietary habits that lead to increased susceptibility. There are lots of reasons this could be, and they are best discussed with your doctor who knows you.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Frequently i suffer from throat infections, what is wrong?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Do you smoke? Do you: Have allergies? Do you have a chronic illness that impacts your immune system? I would encourage a medical evaluation to explore this further.
A member asked about a female:

How to treat tonsul infections and throat infections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tonsil/Throat Infect: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if different types of throat infections?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Throat Infections: Greetings. The treatments for your infections would be determined by what was the cause of these infections. Was it a fungal, viral or bacterial infection? These would be the most common types. To help rid of all infections, drink lots of water, get enough sleep, wash your hands and gargle if you feel a throat infection is present. See your doctor if you feel it's getting worse.

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