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Causes Of Ulcerative Pharyngitis
Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.
No, Valtrex does not: Cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what I'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
Can I have HSV1 primary infection in the form of pharyngitis with a couple of buccal ulcers without any ulcer or vesicle on my lips? Or this is odd?
I just got HSV1 pharyngitis and the ulcers in my throat have been there for 4 days, pain on swallowing, can I still take acyclovir, & what dose?
See a doctor STAT: You are describing a serious condition. You neneed to be examined by a physician who can prescribe medication for you ...Read more
I have throat infection. I can see something like ulcers on either side of my throat. I have been taking oraflox and pantowel tablet. Kindly suggest.
Ask your DR for: An accurate diagnosis- it could be a viral or bacterial infection. Try gargling with warm salt water or listerine and finish your meds. Take care! ...Read more
What are the medications that can be used for virus throat infection that lasts longer then a month and gives minor throat ulcers thanks?
2yr old with viral rash, fever and ulcers all around edges of tongue. No ear or throat infection present. What's causing it? His breath smells so bad
Coxsackie virus?: Coxsackie virus is usually a milder 3-7 day course self-limited infection commonly known as 'hand, foot, and mouth disease, ' named for the most likely sites it attacks. It occurs mostly in younger children, but also can affect older children and adults. Mouthwash, brushing, and a trip to the doctor are needed, bad breath is a sign of bacterial growth that can complicate the infectious course ...Read more
Had flu and throat infection january, one swollen tonsil since, swollen gland same side sometimes, ulcer on tonsil for last 2 days is this cancer?
Unlikely: Most cancers of the oral cavity and throat are painless and have no symptoms until fairly late in the disease. Lymphomas (a cancer of the lymph nodes) can enlarge nodes and the tonsils but won't often ulcerate. More likely this is an infection, so see your doctor asap about whether you need antibiotics. He/she can judge if you fail to respond and then think of other diagnoses. ...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
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
Unusual but: Pharyngitis per se does not usually cause the entire neck to hurt. However if you have significant lymph node enlargement around the neck, it can be painful. If your neck is also getting very stiff, be sure to see your doctor since it may indicate the presence of meningitis. ...Read more
What could cause painless pharyngitis with a swollen lymph node for two months? I also recently developed a bad cough with yellow mucus on occasion
Mgt: I would suggest an evaluation, and assessment for infection and malignancy. Do you have a smoking history? ...Read more
My pharyngitis caused plugged ears, a fever, shaking, and lots of mucus activity. What could this be, and how can I heal faster? It's been 1 week.
Does high allergy level serum IGE and Gerd can cause pharyngitis for 6 months and occasional blood mixed with mucus plus to much mucus production.
It's possible: An elevated IgE level is most commonly linked to allergies, whether environmental or otherwise. Environmental allergies could lead to pharyngitis, as that is a common allergy-related symptom. GERD can also cause a painful throat, due to chronic acid exposure. In either case, chronic damage can lead to the presence of blood and/or mucous. Of course large amounts of blood are abnormal. ...Read more
What is chronic pharyngitis caused by? I do not smoke or misuse my voice. I have a cough and post nasal drip along with serious fatigue.
Allergies: Allergies cause rhinitis (runny nose) that causes post nasal drip. This can cause irritation of your throat (pharyngitis). Over-the-counter allergy medicine may help relieve it. You can try loraditine (claritin) or other previous prescription anti-allergy meds cetrizine (zyrtec). Check with your doctor if this does not make it better in a few days, you have any medical conditions or are pregnant. ...Read more
The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics don't 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
Yes it can,: But so can a lot of other conditions, some of them serious. You should see a doctor to make sure that the tightness will not lead to airway obstruction. ...Read more
If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, ; even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize your lpr. ...Read more
Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?
Yes, to both.: Certainly, pharyngitis can cause enlargement of lower jaw lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can become enlarged and tender in response to any regional or local infection. Keep taking your antibiotics and find out the results of your throat culture! See your doctor if you don't steadily improve. Get well soon! ...Read more
Doc said I have viral pharyngitis can this cause swollen lymph node near ear to burn? Sometimes the node is. In flamed and sonetimes not.
Yes: Our lymphatic system helps to drain infectious material and waste from different areas of the body. A lymph node can become enlarged & sore when this occurs. Here is a good site to learn more about the lymph nodes in that area & what they drain: http://quizlet. Com/324818/neck-and-lymph-nodes-flash-cards/. ...Read more
What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?
No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more
What is the cause for persistent pharyngitis with TMJ arthritis and unilateral swollen red tonsil. No cough or white spots? Cancer or Infection?
Many possibilities: But the one that I'm most concerned about getting missed is Wegener's granulomatous polyangiitis. Sore throat plus arthritis. The smart money is on something simple like reflux while you're asleep, or allergies, or even snoring, but only your physician -- with a high index of suspicion -- can answer this for you. ...Read more
I have sore throat & tonsillolith. I frequently have tonsillitis and pharyngitis simultaniously and mostly at the same time. What could be the cause?
I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat (pharyngitis) but I only had low fever during night, what is this disease? What cause it?
See a physician: You are probably suffering from pharyngitis. You should consult a physician to get tested for strep throat. Sometimes it can be from infectious mono also called the kissing disease. Your physician can prescribe you antibiotics if it is diagnosed as strep or bacterial pharyngitis. ...Read more