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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


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What are the causes of strep throat?

What are the causes of strep throat?

Bacteria: Strep is caused by the streptococcal bacteria of which there are several strains. Grp a is the throat problem most of the time. Antibiotics are necessary to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake. It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting strep throat what could be the cause?

I keep getting strep throat what could be the cause?

Strep bacteria: If you indeed have strep throat, then your sore throat is caused by a bacterium called streptococcus pyogenes, which can sometimes be resistant to antibiotics. However, sore throat can be caused by a vast number of causes. Actual strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics in order to prevent rheumatic fever. See your doc for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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What's the causes of strep throat besides being exposed to it?

What's the causes of strep throat besides being exposed to it?

Intake of germ: Exposure occurs daily in most populated settings since as many as 20% can carry the germ without symptoms in some seasons. To develop symptomatic disease, you must first be susceptable (a complex individual issue). You must also encounter a transfer event, where the germ moves from the source to your mouth. Through a kiss, off contaminated fingers, etc. It moves in & lives in your mucous & you get sick ...Read more

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Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

From contact: You must be exposed to strep from someone else to get it yourself. The exception is if you are a carrier. Strep carriers always have strep in their throats despite usual antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and I think I'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

Let me explain: Experts can narrow recurring strep throat down to a few factors. One is that you have simply contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic has failed for some other reason. Another possibility is that you may have a weakened immune system. Another is that you are or someone in your family is a strep carrier. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Rarely: Other stds are much more likely. Strep (group a) can cause vaginitis or perianal infections sometimes, so transfer to throat is possible. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause anxiety symptons?

Can strep throat cause anxiety symptons?

Trigger: If you are an anxious person anyways, being overheated from a fever or symptoms like pain with swallowing could trigger anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Smell of strep: Streptococcal infection of the throat does cause the breath to have a peculiar and unique odor. Once you have smelled it you know it. It could be described as garlic like but it is not exactly the same. Close but not quite! ...Read more

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How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects. The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more

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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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Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Doubtful: You do not provide enough information to make an informed evaluation. Where the three occasions with different or the same man? Was streptococcus isolated and/or cultured from all three pharyngitis tissues? I have never heard of an association between fellatio and strep throat. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause a rash?

Can strep throat cause a rash?

Scarletina: Scarlet fever is the combination of strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). Rashes can also occur with strep throat when an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for it occurs. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes strep throat?

What pathogen causes strep throat?

Group A strep: Group A streptococcus is the pathogen. There are many strains of strep that are not associated with throat problems or the residual of untreated strep throat. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more