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Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Yes in certain cases: Cellulitis does not "cause" strep throat. However, both cellulitis and strep throat can be caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (group a strep, aka gas). Gas produces different toxins resulting in symptoms such as fever, malaise, very red skin, and low blood pressure. Both these infections must be treated aggressively, with penicillin remaining the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read more

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Could ear infections in children cause vomitting, without any other symptoms?

Could ear infections in children cause vomitting, without any other symptoms?

Vomiting in kids: can be caused by ear infections. Acid reflux should be another consideration. ...Read more

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Could herpes cause other problems?

Could herpes cause other problems?

Yes: Herpes is very complicated. Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Can cellulitis cause flu like symptoms?

Not typically: Cellulitis is defined as a localized skin infection which should be diagnosed by warmth, redness, tenderness and possible swelling. Flu like symptoms would include generalized body aches, fever, fatigue, and possible cough or congestion. Flu (influenza) is a virus while cellulitis is typically bacterial. However if cellulitis spreads to the blood then some flu like symptoms could be possible. ...Read more

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What other types of things does staphylococcus aureus cause besides sore throat?

What other types of things does staphylococcus aureus cause besides sore throat?

Staph aureus: This organism which many of us have as normal flora, can be a very bad actor. It has the potential to create infection in any part of the body, including endocarditis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, abscesses everywhere, including the skin and soft tissues. Interestingly, it is not a common cause of sore throat. ...Read more

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I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

List: Causes of TMJ syndrome are not completely understood.. Causes may include, misalignment (malocclusion) of or trauma to the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism),, poor posture, stress or anxiety, arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, excessive gum chewing. Treatment can be complex and beyond the scope of this answer. See a TMJ expert for guidance. ...Read more

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Can infected teeth cause ocular(silent migraine... Or sinus infection cause it?

Can infected teeth cause ocular(silent migraine... Or sinus infection cause it?

It could: Any inflammation in the facial area can trigger a migraine. There is a large nerve called the trigeminal nerve which is responsible for the pain. Ocular migraines are likely a variant of this. However, if you are having eye symptoms, do not assume they are related to your teeth or sinuses - get it checked! ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause these swollen eye symptoms?

Can hay fever cause these swollen eye symptoms?

Yes: Swollen eyes, sometimes called "allergic shiners" can occur from allergies. The conjunctival membrane that essentially "covers" the white part of the eye and eyelid can get inflammed from allergies. The blood vessels that surround the eye can get dilated from the inflammation and cause swelling as well. This leads to the "bluish" discoloration around the eyes. ...Read more

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Can tooth infection cause throat swelling?

Can tooth infection cause throat swelling?

Yes: Lower teeth may cause swelling if the infection is severe enough. Please see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes CHRONIC copious thick mucous? No allergies, infection, structural sinus prob. Could it be related to autoimmune disease?

What causes CHRONIC copious thick mucous? No allergies, infection, structural sinus prob. Could it be related to autoimmune disease?

Many: but not likely from an autoimmune disease which usually affects the lung tissue and not the airways if it happens at all. Chronic sinusitis and asthma would be on the top of the list. Have you had a lung function test or CT chest scan yet? Has your chronic sinusitis cleared since the surgery (which is only about 50% successful for chronic sinusitis).? Have you seen an allergist or pulmonologist? ...Read more

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Are there any certain skin infections that may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

Are there any certain skin infections that  may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

Possibly: Cellulitis may extend beyond the boundries of the skin either into underlying tissues and create fasciitis, myositis, osteomyelitis, etc. The organisms can also enter the blood stream and create sepsis. You may also be seeing cutaneous manifestations of a systemic illness rather than just a skin infection. ...Read more

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Can a sore neck with no other symptoms signify bacterial meningitis?

Can a sore neck with no other symptoms signify bacterial meningitis?

Meningismus: is a sign of meningitis. One has an inability to flex the neck forward due to pain and muscle guarding or a tendency to raise up the head when the legs are lifted while reclining. If the pain is experienced while moving the head to the side or back it is probably not due to meningitis. ...Read more

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Could multiple ear piercings cause physical illness?

Could multiple ear piercings cause physical illness?

Yes: One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What could cause unilateral tonsil swelling with not recent viral infections? 20yrs old.

What could cause unilateral tonsil swelling with not recent viral infections? 20yrs old.

Many things: There are many possibilities. Go see a doctor for exam and a diagnosis and then a treatment plan for you to solve the problem ...Read more

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Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

No: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more