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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have a really sore throat and fever, can I use the antibiotic ciploxx 500 for this?

I have a really sore throat and fever, can I use the antibiotic ciploxx 500 for this?

The most: common cause of a sore throat along with a fever is a VIRAL upper respiratory illness which will NOT respond to an antibiotic. If you have a bacterial infection of your throat (Streptococcal or Pneumococcal) an antibiotic may be effective! It is best NOT to use antibiotics without a health professional's input!
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Went to Dr. Sore throat very red, fever, 4 days. Antibiotic given in case; haven't started it. Fever is gone but still sore throat. Should I take RX?

Went to Dr. Sore throat very red, fever, 4 days. Antibiotic given in case; haven't started it. Fever is gone but still sore throat. Should I take RX?

Fever sore throat. : Did you have a step culture done? If not, would get this first to confirm you need the antibiotics. Consult with us to order that for you. ...Read more

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How would you treat a strep carrier that developed low grade fever with no sore throat ? Would you give antibiotic ? Which one ?

How would you treat a strep carrier that developed low grade fever with no sore throat ? Would you give antibiotic ? Which one ?

Do history and exam: If history suggests viral agent with nasal congestion and cough, then observation and Rx fever only would be appropriate for a person who is a strep carrier. However, many individuals do not complain of sore throat with strep, but on exam have a red palate, enlarged tonsils and cervical adenopathy. I would treat with amoxicillin or cephalosporoin or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Yesterday went to doc for sore throat, cough and fever. Given meds including antibiotic. Today I have chest pain when cough. What can I do for it. ?

Yesterday went to doc for sore throat, cough and fever. Given meds including antibiotic. Today I have chest pain when cough. What can I do for it. ?

Possibilities...: This type of chest discomfort, occurring with cough and deep breathing, is usually musculoskeletal in origin. It will improve once the cough resolves. In the meantime, local heat to the area and Motrin are ways to get symptomatic relief. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever 100-102°f & vomit since 4days doctor diagnosed it with bad/sore throat & prescribed antibiotic. I'm taking 3 doze daily since 2 days. Still same?

Fever 100-102°f & vomit since 4days doctor diagnosed it with bad/sore throat & prescribed antibiotic. I'm taking 3 doze daily since 2 days. Still same?

Some possibilities..: Usually, one sees the doctor again in such a situation. Some possibilities are: the illness is not bacterial so the antibiotic would not work, there is an abscess somewhere which is hard for the oral antibiotic to get into, the illness is bacterial but the germ is resistant to the antibiotic being taken, the antibiotic is counterfeit (in foreign countries), the antibiotic dose is too small, etc.. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts when i swallow.No fever, im taking meds 4 a uti.Should i tell my dr, so i can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Sore throat, hurts when i swallow.No fever,  im taking meds 4 a uti.Should i tell my dr, so i can get some penicillin, or should antibiotic for UTI help?

Maybe: First of all, this is more likely viral than bacterial so antibiotics may not help. If it is bacterial, then the antibiotics you are taking for the UTI may be adequate for the throat infection, but you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have serve sore throat congestion fever can't breath. Been on antibotic for a month why am i sick?

Have serve sore throat congestion fever can't breath. Been on antibotic for a month why am i sick?

Why sick...: Hello, your problem should have been resolved. If it persists for a month, you need to follow up with your doctor. A peritonsillar abscess could be present. If this is the case, you should see an ENT doctor for a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for a long time, but i also have quite bad hay fever, could my allergies be a cause of my sore throat ?

I have had a sore throat for a long time, but i also have quite bad hay fever, could my allergies be a cause of my sore throat ?

Absolutely: "hay fever" often causes sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion..Which can lead to dripping at the back of the nose.. Which goes down the throat..This could definitely cause a sore throat...See an allergist..There are many good treatments to help you feel better. ...Read more

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My 5 year old just finished antiibotic, amoxicillian and had a couple good days and now he has a really bad sore throat but no fever. Help.

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My 5 year old just finished antiibotic, amoxicillian and had a couple good days and now he has a really bad sore throat but no fever. Help.

Get him checked pls: Could be due to viral infection of the throat, and that is why the antibiotics did not work Get him checked by your doctor to rule out other causes of his symptoms ...Read more

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Had a very mild sore throat it gets little pain yawning mild swallowing I didn't take anbiotic after 5 days looks fine but scared from rheumatic fever?

Had a very mild sore throat it gets little pain yawning mild swallowing I didn't take anbiotic after 5 days looks fine but scared from rheumatic fever?

Don't worry...: 80% of sore throats are caused by virus and need no treatment. Strep throat will not get better on its own without antibiotics as yours did, which just supports the fact it is likely from a virus. Your sore throat is gone - and also any risk of rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Had URI for about 2 weeks. Sore throat throughout. No fever, and congestion gone for a few days, but still sore throat off and on. Allergies?

Had URI for about 2 weeks. Sore throat throughout. No fever, and congestion gone for a few days, but still sore throat off and on. Allergies?

You are absolutely: Right. A lot of times you will still have mucus draining in the back of your throat causing you to cough, snort. Clear your throat and choking sensation.Continue your allergy meds , decongestant, expectorant and plenty of fluids to help thin out the mucus. ...Read more

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How do we know if a sore throat and nasal congestion is due to allergies or something else? If its allergies would it not be accompanied with fever?

How do we know if a sore throat and nasal congestion is due to allergies or something else? If its allergies would it not be accompanied with fever?

See Allergist: Occasional sore throat and congestion can be due to a virus, but if you notice persistent symptoms all year long or seasonal pattern then you are likely suffering from chronic rhinitis. Allergy symptoms are NOT accompanied by fever. Symptoms include congestion, post-nasal drip, sneezing, itchy/watery nose and eyes, etc. If you would like to determine cause see an Allergist for further testing. ...Read more

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No sore throat/fever not much cough. Thick yellow mucus in a.m. Mostly. Do Allergies cause phlegm? Or Cold? I do have MG, do I need to see dr?

No sore throat/fever not much cough. Thick yellow mucus in a.m. Mostly. Do Allergies cause phlegm? Or Cold? I do have MG, do I need to see dr?

Could be Allergies: Thick yellow mucus in the morning could be secondary to either outdoor or indoor allergens. See an Allergist for further testing and evaluation. Can try OTC steroid nasal sprays, saline rinses and antihistamines to see if symptoms improve. Usually allergies are also associated with sneezing, itching, post nasal drip, eye symptoms, etc. Cold is transient and will resolve with symptomatic management ...Read more

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White lines behind and under tonsils when tongue is out far. Deep in throat near epiglottis. No fever or sore throat. Have allergies. Is this normal?

White lines behind and under tonsils when tongue is out far. Deep in throat near epiglottis. No fever or sore throat. Have allergies. Is this normal?

Most likely: Especially given your history of having allergies, it is very common to see white streaks in the back of the throat and sometimes around the tonsils. This is basically mucus that is draining down from your nose into your throat, which we refer to as postnasal drip and appears the way you describe. This is most often due to allergies. If fever, pain do occur, have your doctor look at your throat. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between sinuses and allergies,I'm little stuffy sore throat drainage in throat no fever.nose feels dry not runny one side stuffy?

Is there a difference between sinuses and allergies,I'm little stuffy sore throat drainage in throat no fever.nose feels dry not runny one side stuffy?

All connected: If you suffer from allergic rhinitis including symptoms of nasal congestion, running, postnasal drip, etc. these can worsen and effect your sinuses as well. If symptoms continued to worsen without proper treatment, your condition can progress to involve the sinuses. This is called aute sinusitis. Proper avoidance measures of triggers and treatment with nasal sprays and antihistamines can help. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more