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what causes streptococcal infection in the throat? is it contagious?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is best treatment for an eye infection?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Hygiene, antibiotics: Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out.
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I wake up every morning with a sore throat why is that?

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Dr. John K Sullivan
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouth breathing: You may breath through your mouth while you sleep, which dries out your mouth and throat. With a dry mouth, certain bacteria can proliferate which causes an odor. Try brushing your tongue as well as your teeth, and when you use mouth rinse, gargle it into the back of your throat as well.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

My son has suspected liver and/or thyroid problems. He has bmd and aspergers. His bms have varied from pale/clay colored to a very pale green/tan. He complains of being fatigued and dizzy at times?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Pedi liver/thryoid : You should see his docotr as pediatric liver and thryoid patients have delicate issues medically and cannot be addressedonthe web. It needs careful managemnt.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Does z-pack always work for my sinus infections?

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Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Often not always: A z-pack, or 3 to 5 day course or zithromax (azithromycin) has been a commonly used antibiotic for over 15 years. It penetrates into the tissue well and stays there longer than other antibiotcs, so you can take it for only 5 days. But resistance by bacteria is dramatic because of this "hanging around". However it often makes you feel better because it has great anti-inflammatory properties too.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Aching in neck, head, eyes and nose. Is this fall flu?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Probably a cold: It sounds like a cold. We don't generally see fall flu.

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