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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 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
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
Very unlikely: That they are related. You could of course have a second problem with infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 performing oral sex on a guy that is infected with chlamydia cause sore throat and blisters inside throat?
Treated 4 oral chlamydia/gonorrhea. Took azithromycin for 6 days. Other symptoms have gone away except for a persistent mild to moderate sore throat.
Hello. I'm a 16 year old female, and I think I may have given my boyfriend chlamydia. I didn't think I had it and I have had all of the symptoms for a UTI. He says he has white discharge from his penis, a sore throat and a weird infection thing on his fing
Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?
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
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
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
I have lupus & since 2 days ago I've had a very sore throat & body aches all over. No nasal symptoms. I'm not sure if this is a cause for concern or not?
It could be: It could be your lupus, but you could have an infection as well. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
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