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Doctor insights on: Bacterial Throat Infection Not Strep

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

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


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I have bacterial throat infection, what to do?

I have bacterial throat infection, what to do?

Usually: treated with an antibiotic, although this is becoming less common because most throat infections are viral - unless you have been tested and are positive for STREP pharyngitis ...Read more

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I've got recently been treated for a strep throat infection, so i'm wondering how long does this bacteria stay on objects in my household?

I've got recently been treated for a strep throat infection, so i'm wondering how long does this bacteria stay on objects in my household?

Not an issue: Bacteria cannot stay alive on dry surface of objects long. It is generally expected that once you take an effective antibiotics for strep throat, you are no longer contagious in 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do u tell the difference between a viral or bacterial throat infection?

How do u tell the difference between a viral or bacterial throat infection?

Culture: The symptoms of viral or bacterial infection of the throat or tonsils may be similar. The appearance of these structures on physical examination may also be similar. Therefore, a culture of the throat will determine if you have pathological bacterial species. This is how any physician can only determine the etiology of a sore throat. ...Read more

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I had a bacterial throat infection with no sign of abnormalities in wbc, what's this mean?

I had a bacterial throat infection with no sign of abnormalities in wbc, what's this mean?

Not unusual: Lots of people get sore throat without abnormalities in WBC. Unless you have culture confirmation of it being bacterial, if was likely viral. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat infection on your vagina?

Actually yes: The strep germ can find its way to other body areas. It is not uncommon to get a perianal strep infection so it is not impossible to have a vaginal strep infection.... ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has had a bacterial throat infection twice in the past 8 weeks what is it caused from plz?

My 6 month old baby has had a bacterial throat infection twice in the past 8 weeks what is it caused from plz?

Identify bacteria: We all have bacteria in our mouths and throats. If your infant is actually sick from this, then it is essential that the child have a complete throat culture to identify which bacteria are present and which antibiotics are needed to clear the infection. Throat infections in this age group are a bit unusual, so i would talk to your pediatrician about checking immunoglobulin levels if this persists. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more