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Bacteria That Cause Sore Throat
Streptococcus pyogen: According to myo clinic , strep throat, which is caused by a bacterium known as streptococcus pyogenes, or group a streptococcus whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory tract infection diphtheria, a serious respiratory illness that's rare in industrialized nations but is more common in developing countries. ...Read more
Can a virus cause a sore throat that is now on it's 4th day but with no other cold symptoms like congestion or cough? Or is this probably bacterial?
What can cause bad sore throat, low grade fever, chills, no appetite, extremely tired. Is it viral or bacterial?
Is it true that , flu like symptoms and or sore throat sometimes be just a symptoms of coming of asthma, while having no virul/bacterial cause ?
Influenxa: What do you mean by flu-like symptoms? If you are having fever, chills, muscle aches and upper respiratory tract congestion with or without GI symptoms you probably have one of several viruses that can cause a flu-like illness. Cough can suggest asthma onset but this more common in children. Your symptoms are more likely viral infection. ...Read more
Need culture: Do not presume you have a rare bacterial infection. At 43 years of age, no matter where you are, the most common cause of a sore throat is viral. The most scientific method of identifying the cause of a sore throat is to have a throat culture at a good laboratory and find out the cause and the sensitivity of the bacteria (if pos. Culture) and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Can bacteria get resistance to antiseptic lozenges for sore throat? For how long these lozenges can be used safely?
Daughter has constant sore throat. no temp no redness or white patches. Its pain where her thyroid is and up.she gets swabbed there is bacteria. pain ?
Sore throat: May have reflux, food allergies , environmental allergies with post nasal drip or mononucleosis, rarely thyroid disease. Would raise head of bed while sleeping consider trial of antihistamine before bed and /or Zantac/ Prevecid. for reflux.. Follow up with allergist, consider thyroid studies including ultrasound ...Read more
Pain in throat cough sore throat fever upto 38.1 nose open what's my problem? Flu or bacteria? Plz guide what lld i do?
Infection: Could be viral (most likely) or bacterial. Would recommend seeing your primary since these kinds of symptoms have a host of causes. ...Read more
Pharyngitis,for 2 weeks sore throat went away. Pain on both sides by tonsils keeps coming back, strep test negative for bacteria. Help please ?
Sore throat for 2 months. Visited doctors and ENT. No bacteria found or mucus. But I keep clearing yellow mucus up. Negative for strep/mono. ?
Possible acid reflux: Besides an acute throat infection, sore throats are often caused by acid reflux and post nasal drip from sinus drainage, and potentially from chronic mouth breathing. I would recommend saline nasal spray to thin secretions and a trial of meds to block stomach acid, such as ranitidine or omeprazole. If not helpful, return to ENT for follow up. ...Read more
Recurrent sore throat,purulent lesion (1 or 2) on one or both tonsils.No bacteria or fungi detected by lab tests (done twice).No fever.What can it be?
Inflammation: It is possible to have aseptic (non-infectious) inflammation of the tonsils. It is also possible to have an infection with false-negative tests. You can use salt-water gargles for now. See your doctor for possible referral to an ear, nose, throat doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STREP test/culture: 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. ...Read more
If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?
2 months ago had strep b. Ciproflaxin = feel better. Last week sore throat for 9 days. Ciproflaxin=better. Swab negative . Did I have a bacterial inf?
How to tell if sore throat bacterial or viral ? Shine flashlight in throat to find white spots? Viral if none ?
Can be suspicious : Bacterial swab or culture to be more secure ...Read more
What is the difference between a bacterial strep throat, and a viral sore throat like people have with mono?
I've had sore throat on/off for over 3 weeks. Its now on my right side. Right tonsil swollen, can see ondents but no white patches. Viral or bacterial?
Bacterial Infection, enlarged glans how worried should I be? No sore throat VERY SCARED (no insurance :/)
Sore throat: How do you know that you have a bacterial throat infection? Did you have a throat culture to prove it? If it's a strep throat infection, a simple course of penicillin or Erythromycin is effective. If it's a viral infection no specific treatment is needed as antibiotics are ineffective. ...Read more
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