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High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

See your physician : Skin rash with fever can be due to numerous potential viral or bacterial infections. See your primary care physician or a dermatologist for a work up including further lab work, cultures, and possible skin biopsy. This will hopefully guide treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating

Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating

Needs review : Is a reasonable choice but sometimes aggressive intravenous antibiotics are needed. Advise urgent medical assessment to exclude serious complications ...Read more

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How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

 How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Cough, mild sore throat, hoarse voice, slight nasal drain & headache, no fever, vomited 1x. Meds: Cough Rx&drops, tea, salt H2O. Advice?

Symptoms: Cough, mild sore throat, hoarse voice, slight nasal drain & headache, no fever, vomited 1x. Meds: Cough Rx&drops, tea, salt H2O. Advice?

Few possibilities.: By your description, this could be allergies, viral throat infection or bacterial sinus infection, at least. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with one of us here on HealthTap to go over your plight more specifically. We may be able to offer you some advice, or even a useful treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure a sore throat fast without salt water?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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Does pus covered swollen tonsils mean bacteria or virus? Had fever, chills and aches for 1 day with extreme sore throat.

Does pus covered swollen tonsils mean bacteria or virus? Had fever, chills and aches for 1 day with extreme sore throat.

Not definite: Your presentation sounds more like bacterial, however either can produce pus on tonsils and the symptoms described. Would get seen by your dr or an urgent care and have a rapid strep test done to be sure if you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Possible spider bite culture came back g strep fluid drained have low temp antibiotics. 24 hrs later arm red/swollen hot what is meant by g strep?

Possible spider bite culture came back g strep fluid drained have low temp antibiotics. 24 hrs later arm red/swollen hot what is meant by g strep?

Serious: It is possible that the spider bite could be secondary infected by group g strep. Also it could be a primary infection. The condition you are describing is most likely cellulitis caused by group g strep. Please, see you doctor as soon as possible so the appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

How does gargling with warm salt water help a sore throat?

Soothing: It is likely that the salt draws out some of the fluid in the inflamed tissues, therefore decreasing swelling. ...Read more

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

What's the best cure for fever blisters?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Pus pocket and throat pain for 5 days, viral or strep?

Need eval.: 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 water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Need to cure painful blisters in neck followed by fever, throat pain andskin tinkling?

Need to cure painful blisters in neck followed by fever, throat pain andskin tinkling?

See your MD: You may be describing a herpes zoster infection. It is hard to know for sure. If you do have zoster it does respond to medicine, but you need to seek treatment sooner rather than later for the fastest resolution. ...Read more

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Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.

Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.

Pharyngotonsillitis: Physician may have felt confident that he/she is seeing strep throat without testing. Hard to second guess without examining child. However untreated strep throat can result in rheumatic fever. Contact doctor before deciding not to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Ingrown r toe nail, with slight swelling. What benefit does epsom salt has anyway?

Decreased swelling : Epsom salt soaks help to reduce the swelling and soothe the tissue. If your ingrown toenail is chronic then you need to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more