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I have acute pharyngitis and i want to know what specific food i can eat?

I have acute pharyngitis and i want to know what specific food i can eat?

Soft or Liquid: Foods go down easiest. Think of foods like chicken soup, apple sauce, frozen deserts. If on antibiotics make sure they are compatible with what you are eating. ...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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What is the longest for acute pharyngitis, my doc says it's acute but had for 16days given antibiotic on 10th day, is it acute for leaving it a bit late?

What is the longest for acute pharyngitis, my doc says it's acute but had for 16days given antibiotic on 10th day, is it acute for leaving it a bit late?

Acute vs chronic: Anywhere from 40-80% of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics on the 10th day was to ensure it was not bacterial ie strep (but strep test should have been performed). It is a little late to call it acute anymore...But that is just semantics. The focas should be on curing your situation. An ENT may be able to help. ...Read more

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When will the pus on my tonsils go away after acute pharyngitis and tonslitis. I only got antibiotics two weeks after getting sick?

Tonsillitis: All the symptoms of acute pharyngitis & tonsilitis should go way after two weeks of appropriate antibiotics. Persistent of pus or symptoms are the signs of treatment failure due to inappropriate antibiotic, resistant organism or abscess formation where antibiotic can't penetrate. However pus like white spot can be fungal oral thrush (post antibiotic). Either way talk to your DOC for another eval. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a penicillin injection to clear up acute pharyngitis + ear infection . Does the injection guarantee to clear up my symptoms?

How long does it take for a penicillin injection to clear up acute pharyngitis + ear infection . Does the injection guarantee to clear up my symptoms?

48 to 72 hours: By the second day you should be a bit better, and much better by the third. The shot will only be helpful if you have a strep throat as an etiology. If your sore throat is viral this shot will not help. ...Read more

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Are nosebleeds common with a sinus infection or allergies? Currently taking amoxicillin for acute pharyngitis. The pain is less but nosebleeds remain.

Are nosebleeds common with a sinus infection or allergies? Currently taking amoxicillin for acute pharyngitis. The pain is less but nosebleeds remain.

Maybe: Your nosebleeds are being caused by your post nasal drip which is accompanying you sinus infection or your runny nose. The mucus is eroding the blood vessels in your nose causing it to bleed. ...Read more

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I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) by my ENT 5 days ago for acute pharyngitis (had pain/swelling only one side) and it still hurts now. Should I be worried?

I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) by my ENT 5 days ago for acute pharyngitis (had pain/swelling only one side) and it still hurts now.  Should I be worried?

Probably a virus: Non-response to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (or any other antibiotic) isn't a surprise. Most infections like this are due to viruses, not bacteria -- and only bacteria can improve with antibiotics. Your ENT doc probably knows this, but prescribed Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to give it a try, in hopes it would help. But of course to be safe, you should discuss this with the ENT doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

Diagnosed acute pharyngitis, 12 days since, fever gone, sore throat gone. Still red spots roof of mouth, white tongue remain. Should I be concerned?

No: Acute pharyngitis is usually a viral infection. I wonder if your PMD put you on an antibiotic. If so, the white tongue could be a fungal infection. Red spots on the palate still could be the viral infection that persists. Do not be concerned, but if the spots persist see either your doctor or a specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but i don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen i was give amoxicillin ?

I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but i don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen i was give amoxicillin ?

Pharyngitis: You're really dealing with a technicality of terminology. If your tonsil is inflamed and infected, the tonsil is part of your pharynx or throat. Therefore the diagnosis of pharyngitis is appropriate. I would usually call it tonsillopharyngitis. ...Read more