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Causes Of Acute Pharyngitis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc says she can't do a swab test bcuz theres no pus on my inflamed soft palate is this true, she mentioned acute pharyngitis that's what i have?
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?
Are nosebleeds common with a sinus infection or allergies? Currently taking amoxicillin for acute pharyngitis. The pain is less but nosebleeds remain.
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
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
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 ?
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