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Dr. James Marx Dr. Marx
Pain Management
44 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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


Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti Dr. Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
21 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Ryan Mendro Dr. Mendro
Dentistry - Periodontics
12 years in practice
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Mohammed Karim Dr. Karim
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
Rajshahi Medical College
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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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Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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

Dr. William Culviner Dr. Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I frequently suffer from pharyngitis .What is the cause ? And how can I treat it ? Suggest medications .

Pharyngitis?: Are you sure you have pharyngitis (p)? Here is a link about pharyngitis that may be helpful to you. In patients your age, p is usually seen with fever. Go to this link for more information: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/764304-overview good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

This site is MedCare: this site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care.The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis,are either Dictors office nurse or in ER.It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE Dr. POMERANCE
Dentistry - Cosmetic
37 years in practice
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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If in cold weather I go long distance in two wheeler or if I switch on fan in night next day I got tonsillis pharyngitis every month wt is cause?

Mouth breathing: pay attention to whether your mouth is open on the two wheeler and during sleep(ask your partner). we are supposed to breath through the nose to warm, filter and humidify the air; otherwise the dry cold air irritates the mucosa and results in inflammation and immune responses ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis ? Does it kill the cause ?

What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis  ? Does it kill the cause ?

Anti-inflammatory;no: Presumably you're referring to a corticosteroid shot rather than an anabolic steroid such as testosterone. Various forms of Prednisone (steroid) can be given as pill or shot, even as cream, all acting as anti-inflammatory to cut down on swelling. However, it doesn't "kill the cause" which is most likely due to either a virus or bacteria. If the latter, need antibiotics. If former, just time. ...Read more

Dr. Anifat Balogun Dr. Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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I've had had pharyngitis for 28 days seen doc and says it's acute how is this acute when the inflammation isn't gone IV had amocxililin for a week?

I've had had pharyngitis for 28 days seen doc and says it's acute how is this acute when the inflammation isn't gone IV had amocxililin for a week?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is the word that describes sore throat or inflammation of the throat. This could be from many causes, including viral infection such as mononucleosis, cold or flu, bacterial infection like strep throat. Laryngopharyngeal reflux can also cause sore throat as can environmental allergies. In short, your sore throat may not be bacterial in origin. Follow up with your doctor or ent. ...Read more

Dr. David Mann Dr. Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

Germs: The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help. Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph. Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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If I drink cold water or in cold weather it causes pharyngitis how to improve my immunity?

Never heard of it.: Never heard of cold water causing pharyngitis. However you may try drinking it slower and see if the problem still continues. As for cold weather, I can only theorize that this can happen if you breathe through your mouth instead of your nose. If your nose is obstructed, reducing the nasal blockage may allow you to breathe through your nose. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Yes: That can happen. But, if the pain is severe, you have fever and you cannot open your jaw very far then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more