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Human papillomavirus (also called hpv) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (sti). There are more than 40 hpv types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. Hpv can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with hpv do not even ...Read more
Sure, but...: Viral infections usually resolve on their own in a few days to a few weeks. Two months is a bit long, but sometimes a virus can stay around. More likely the issue is more than one viral infection, one after another, or something other than a viral infection. One's doctor can evaluate, and maybe swab the throat. ...Read more
Its most common: Most cases of pharyngitis are caused by various viruses such as rhinovirus. If you have exudate on your tonsils or pharynx, if you have fever, if you have tender swollen lymph nodes you should have a rapid strep test to rule out group a streptococcus infection. If not you probably have viral pharyngitis and it will resolve spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
I’ve had a sore throat for 7 weeks. 4 weeks ago I had small white spots on my tonsils. I also have had some green mucus. It’s not strep throat. This happened immediately after I kissed someone new. My Dr. thinks it’s viral pharyngitis, but idk. ?
Viral pharyngitis?: If it's truly viral pharyngitis, there's no need for the antibiotic (unless there was a bacterial superinfection as well). Liquor may numb the discomfort, but alcohol dries the throat, which the body tries to remedy by producing more mucus. Tea with lemon & honey might be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this a normal pattern for viral pharyngitis? Should I take a cough med with DM or is that not safe since it will suppress cough? Whe will voice come back?
No: Hsv (herpes simplex 1 and 2) is not a common pathogen for viral pharyngitis. Hiv (human immunodeficiency virus) is a completely separate virus and unless you have aids, then unlikely to be related at all to your viral pharyngitis. If you're at all worried about hiv, though, get a test to be sure, it's better than wondering, and responsible to do. Drink lots fluids, get lots of rest and get tested. ...Read more
How long for viral pharyngitis to completely go? Is cough and hoarse voice after six days from diagnosis normal? No strep per test.
Give it time: Usually 1-2 weeks. Give it a bit more time. Contact your doctor if no better after 10-12 days. ...Read more
If a patient is discovered to have either bacterial or viral pharyngitis is there a need for them to follow up with the doctor after taking meds?
Yes, especially.....: There are a number of bacteria that have developed a resistance to various antibiotics. It is essential for you to know that your conditions have been treated and that the cause of disease is under control. Sometimes you just kill the easy to eradicate bacteria and when the problem reappears it has more of the resiistant bacteria and antibiotics may not work well. ...Read more
My 2 yr old was diagnosed with viral pharyngitis. What i need help with is getting her to drink fluids. Also what can I do to stopthe screaming cry?
I have a hard cough after 7 days of battling viral pharyngitis. I wake with dry bloody snot when I blow my nose and pain in my chest from coughing all?
Get evaluated.: Assuming this was viral from the get-go, you should be better by now. Viral infections generally will last 3-5 days; you’re still so sick after 7 days, so there’s a better chance that something else is going on that may benefit from treatment. You need to be evaluated at this point. ...Read more
Head pressure on forehead and side of head and i had viral pharyngitis 7 weeks ago i'm not feeling the same anymore?
I have very slight swelling of one tonsil with sharp pain when I swallow. No other symptoms. I suspect it is viral pharyngitis, how long will it last?
Totally depends...: ...on your own immune reaction, the specific virus & whether you get a secondary bacterial infection. If it's truly a virus, expect anywhere from a 3-10 day ride, of varying severity. An acute EBV pharyngitis can last a few days, but a chronic infection in your liver & lymphocytes can brew for weeks to months. There are a gazillion viruses that can cause a sore throat, often never identified. ...Read more
infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more
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