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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
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?
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
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 ?
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
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
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
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
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
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