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Chlamydia can cause sore throat symptoms?

Chlamydia can cause sore throat symptoms?

Yes: The chlamydia germ that usually infects the genitals can also infect the throat, if a person manages to transfer the germs from somebody else's genitals (or throat). The germ is bigger than a virus and smaller than a bacteria, and it needs antibiotics for treatment. So, a person with a sore throat and a negative strep throat test should be sure to tell his doctor about any oral-genital habits. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

Throat culture strep: Strep throat is characterized by intensely sore multiple circular or ovoid ulcerations of the lining of the throat and/or tonsils that may or may not coalesce into larger erosive ulcerations. Swallowing food, liquids and even saliva is excruciatingly painful. Because it is a bacterial infection is is almost always accompanied by a fever greater than 101 degrees, malaise and loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Very unlikely: That they are related. You could of course have a second problem with infection. ...Read more

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Tested positive with strep throat for 3 time in last two months. I have sore throat symptoms but nothing else. Am I a carrier? Am I contagious everyday?

Tested positive with strep throat for 3 time in last two months. I have sore throat symptoms but nothing else. Am I a carrier? Am I contagious everyday?

Hard to say: We generally reserve the "chronic carrier" label for those who do not get sick with it, although anyone sick with it carries it for a while. You need to investigate whether you are being reinfected by a third party, your old tooth brush, your dog, etc. Some have resistant strep and need 2 stage therapy. Work the specifics out with your doc. ...Read more

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Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more

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Help me understand pls; why commonly do I suffer from coughing, mucus and blocked nose AFTER having a day or two of sore throat symptoms, not during?

Help me understand pls; why commonly do I suffer from coughing, mucus and blocked nose AFTER having a day or two of sore throat symptoms, not during?

Spread of infection: What you described suggests viral infection and virus may affect different tissues at different times in the course of an infection. For example measles causes sore throat before there is skin rash.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? Symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? Symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a culture. But even so, if you know you were exposed to another person who tested positive for strep pharyngitis, the guidelines say to treat regardless of what the rapid test shows. In that case many elect not to send a culture because it doesn't affect Tx ...Read more

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Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat. Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have had a sore throat for 3-4 days that is not getting any better. Glad you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Can performing oral sex on a guy that is infected with chlamydia cause sore throat and blisters inside throat?

Can performing oral sex on a guy that is infected with chlamydia cause sore throat and blisters inside throat?

Unlikely: The symptoms you described fit more to herpes infection rather than chlamydia. Checking with your primary care doctor will be appropriate. ...Read more

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Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Why STD?: Sounds like disconnected symptoms. Vaginal infections can interact with urinary tract infections and they can ping pong back and forth. If you suspect a sexually transmitted
disease go to urgent care and get checked out. ...Read more

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I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

Allergies/reflux: Could be environmental allergies, or even reflux. It requires a proper evaluation to have a chance at diagnosing and treating the problem. Start with your primary care provider. No urgency. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Flushed face that came on suddenly, body aches, sore throat and headache. What would cause these symptoms?

Flushed face that came on suddenly, body aches, sore throat and headache. What would cause these symptoms?

Sounds like Viral in: Upper respiratory tract infections caused by viruses are common and affect each one of us off and on. They are self limiting. All you need to do is rest for a couple of days, use tylenol (acetaminophen) for aches and for sore throat and some decongestants (over the counter stuff) and it will settle down. ...Read more

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If I have a sore throat caused by acute HIV, would it be accompanied by other symptoms as well? Such as fever?

If I have a sore throat caused by acute HIV, would it be accompanied by other symptoms as well? Such as fever?

Get Tested: Acute HIV infection presents with symptoms including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, myalgia/arthralgia, headache and painful skin/mucous ulcerations, although you may have no or only very mild symptoms. Usual time from HIV exposure to symptoms onset is 2-4 weeks. Consider if you have had a recent high-risk exposure or have had a recent STD. If any concern get yourself tested. ...Read more

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If I do have an STD that causes feverish symptoms or sore throat, would the sore throat be consistent?

If I do have an STD that causes feverish symptoms or sore throat, would the sore throat be consistent?

Sore throat: Most stds cause urimary symptoms like drainage from the opening of the penis or painful urination. It is not very common to have sore throats from stds. You could get a sore throat from herpes but that would be uncommon without lip or mouth lesions. If you have throat lesions -whitish, you could have your doctor check a throat culture to see what is going on good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

What causes a sore throat with no other symptoms?

Possibly viral: Possibly a virus. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat (no cold symptoms)?

What can cause a sore throat (no cold symptoms)?

Sore throat: Infection, toxic chemical or inhalation exposure, smoking, alcohol, allergy, tumor, dehydration ...Read more

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Sore throat for a week. No other symptoms, not even a fever. Causes?

Sore throat for a week. No other symptoms, not even a fever. Causes?

Several things: Infection, allergies, smoking, mouth breathing at night are all situations that affect and can cause soreness. Due to the risk of strep throat you should call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more


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