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Bacterial Infection Of Upper Airway In Children
Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis with hoarseness etc. Most of these infections are associated with fever, pain at the site of infection, and may have sequelae like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, scarlet fever, neuropathy etc. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways (sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias. Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion (yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever, chills. If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more
Infections: A sore throat is usually a viral infection and treating symptomatically is appropriate. If symptoms progress or do not improve over 5-7 days starting antibiotics such as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Azithromycin to treat an upper respiratory tract infection is acceptable. If you have symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain Ciprofloxacin can treat a bacterial gastroenteritis. ...Read more
Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Different viruses are also implicated (like mono, adenovirus, etc) but certainly other bacteria are on the list. Pertussis (Whooping cough) and diphtheria are two important ones. Then there are other Strep species, 'mixed' infections like abscesses etc ...Read more
I've had a bacterial infection in my throat since monday, and I only have some amoxicillin that expired last march (2012). Is it ok to take it? Thanks
No: You should never use expired medicine. And I am not sure you should be treating yourself. Why don't you give that burden to your doctor? He or she will gladly help. :). ...Read more
There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis.
If this is a persistent problem, I would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more
What should I do if nothing tastes right and im really ill been like this for 3 days now and I think I have a bacterial infection in my throat?
See your Doc:
If you have been ill for over 3 days and now your throat is involved you may require antibiotics. Please see your doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Every time I get sick I seem to develop a bacterial infection such as phemonia, bronchitis, strep throat. I'm 24, sick again for 3 days now. Cold?
See an allergist: People with allergies have constant inflammation in the nose and sinuses. Nonallergic people can typically handle the inflammation of a viral infection without much trouble; but in an allergic person, adding the viral inflammation on top of the underlying allergic inflammation makes perfect conditions for bacteria to grow. Treating the underlying allergic inflammation usually helps immensely. ...Read more
I have fever and throat pain. My blood results showed I have bacterial infection. Will it heal by itself or should I take medication all the time?
Hello. I have a lot of white stuff on the back of my throat. Doctor told me not strep and may be viral. Doesn't white mean bacterial infection?
Not necessarily: Your doctor came to your diagnosis after considering your entire clinical picture, not just presence (or absence) of white stuff. ...Read more
I believe I have a bacterial infection in my nose and throat I'm guessing anti biotics is the only thing that will kick this as I've had it for some time?
See your doctor: He/she will evaluate you and provide you with antibiotics if needed. ...Read more
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
At night I have a sore throat only and no cough. During the day I have a moist cough but no sore throat. Could this still be a bacterial infection?
None of what you are describing indicate a bacterial infection, actually it resemble more of allergy response.
treat your symptoms with allergy medicine like zyrtec during the day and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Take OTC cough medicine like mucinex DM at least twice a day, with or without elixir like robitussin, or nyquill.
stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Is it always severe or bacterial infection if you cough up light yellow mucous? I had a cough, now my throat is raw & sore. Have laryngitis as well.?
No: It is most often a viral illness which will pass on it's own with no medical intervention needed. ...Read more
Sick. Bacterial infection in nose, throat, eads. On zpak. Dr suggested gargling with hydrogen peroxide. My tongue is white and I feel thickness in back?
I have a rash under my boob. Very itchy. It just showed up yesterday. I've also had a sore throat for about a month now. No bacterial infection.
I had bacterial infection in right side of throat. Doctor gave bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tab. After taking 2tbs my throat got inflammed hw to reduce inflammation doc?
See your Dr: Lots of unanswered questions: Was your Dr treating a Strep throat? Was it tonsillitis? Or did you have some other type of infection.? Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not prescribed for Strep throat. If you believe the throat got worse after taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it could be an allergic reaction or it could be the infection is not responding to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). See your Dr. ...Read more
Allergies, cold, bacterial infection? I sometimes do get seasonal allergies. Congestion, sore throat, dry cough. Some yellow mucus.
Question?: What would you like to know? If you have a lot of nasal congestion and sinus infections, you should consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more
Taking Keflex & Claritin D for a sore throat/bacterial infection. Doc says I can also take 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day for pain. Is this safe?
How can a non bacterial infection of throat which is around voice box and not visible be identified? Ie any fungal or other type of infections?, thank
Various infections: Strep throat infections sometimes causes blisters in the throat, although most strep throat patients will not have blisters. Causes of throat blisters or throat ulcers are more likely viral, such as coxsackie virus (causes hand foot mouth disease) or herpes virus (causes herpetic stomatitis). ...Read more
Yes: Strep is streptococcus, which is a small round bacterium. Strep pyogenes can cause a throat infection, which can affect swallowing. Strep pneumoniae is a different strain that can cause pneumonia, ear infections and sinus infections. Other forms of strep can affect different areas. Generally, and especially for contagion purposes, it should be treated. ...Read more
Sore throat: How did "blood work" show bacterial infection? The only way you could show bacterial pharyngitis is a swab and culture. You may have secondary bacterial laryngitis both of which should respond to antibiotics if the cause is bacterial. I encourage you to see an ENT for the laryngitis. If you smoke, stop now. Are you asking why you may have a bacterial infection? Bacterial pharyngitis is contracted ...Read more
Signs of a sexual viral or bacterial infection in my throat? Haven't done oral in 2 months but sore throat for a few weeks now? Almost a month? : (
Maybe...: Most likely it is a usual virus that causes sore throats. I have to admit it makes me wonder why you think of an STD as a source first before the more likely usual cold virus. On the other hand, if you are highly sexually active you at a minimum need to be evaluated for the possibility of STD as a pharyngitis source. Perhaps ur dr will treat with antibiotics to "cover" for STD's as a source? ...Read more
No mono no strep throat white blood count high dr says bacterial infection. 20 days on antibodias, tired, sore throat, past hep a, b, c no better?
Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more