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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First panic attack ever by a feeling of throat closing due to pharyngitis inflammation. Felt like dying. Anxious about death and my baby. Help!
Psychotherapy: Panic or anxiety caused by difficulty breathing is a common response. If this activated an underlying fear then you must address this fear to be rid of it. This is usually done in psychotherapy. In addition, if necessary, there are medications to help. Seek a mental health professional. ...Read more
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
Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may eat what you eat normally, as long as you can swallow it without too much difficulty. Porridge like foods may be easier to eat. ...Read more
5-10 days: Depends on diagnosis causing infection also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing. ...Read more
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