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Can pharyngitis be cured?

Can pharyngitis be cured?

Sure: If viral, it will go away in time. If bacterial, antibiotics effect a c ure. ...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


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How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

See your doctor &: get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. salt/1 cup water, Popsicles ( not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more

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Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured ?

Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured ?

Depends: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the pharynx causing a sore throat. If the sore throat is caused by a virus it can be easily cured. If the sore throat is caused by throat cancer it is really serious and needs serious treatments which may include chemo, radiation, surgery etc. So a sore throat that does not go away after a few weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from pharyngitis, I was given medicine 10 days but not cured?

GERD: Often, a sore throat in an adult is not bacterial. The cause of inflammation of the back of the throat is either viral, irritation from smoking or very commonly secondary to reflux of acid from the stomach. This high reflux also called laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux or lpr causes three major symptoms. 1.) sore throat, 2.) voice changes, and 3.) cough. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

Depends on cause: If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours. Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days. If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had abscess near tonsil that was soft.no fever.pharyngitis.took antibiotics so got shrink.is it all cured?can antibiotics cure abscess?cult:stph aur

I had abscess near tonsil that was soft.no fever.pharyngitis.took antibiotics so got shrink.is it all cured?can antibiotics cure abscess?cult:stph aur

Small Abscesses: The staph aureus culture result suggests the the abscess drained, which is part of the treatment. Small abscesses may respond to antibiotics, but drainage by needle aspiration or scalpel incision may be required. Small peritonsillar abscesses can be treated with clindamycin. If it so large that the uvula is pushed to the side, needle drainage is attempted as well. Drainage alone can be the cure. ...Read more

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Recently had Pharyngitis got cured wit antibiotics now again I hv sore throat nd had little amnt of blood in mucus what should I do plz hlp m worried

Recently had Pharyngitis got cured wit antibiotics now again I hv sore throat nd had little amnt of blood in mucus what should I do plz hlp m worried

Pharyngitis: You answered this one yourself. If you are worried, you need to return to the doctor who treated your sore throat. It may be returning again or there may be other factors to consider and evaluate. ...Read more

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Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas ? Of what to do

Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas ? Of what to do

Remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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Can you die from pharyngitis?

Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest. The consequences can be deadly. ...Read more

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