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What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

Throat infection : Oral sex with a partner that has gonorrhea can lead to infection of the throat. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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Can pharyngitis be cured?

Can pharyngitis be cured?

Sure: If viral, it will go away in time. If bacterial, antibiotics effect a c ure. ...Read more

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Can you die from pharyngitis?

Can you die from pharyngitis?

Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest. The consequences can be deadly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pharyngitis?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or difficult; hoarseness ; swollen, tender glands on neck. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is pharyngitis?

I've heard different things. What exactly is pharyngitis?

Throat inflammation: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the throat. It typically refers to a throat infection, the most common cause being viral which is not improved by antibiotics but is self limiting requiring only symptomatic treatment, or bacterial, such as strep throat which is commonly treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

Viral infection: Viral pharyngitis is an infection of the upper throat ( the pharynx ) caused by a virus. Viral pharyngitis is usually a limited infection and requires no specific treatment. ...Read more

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Does raspy voice sound like pharyngitis?

Possibly: A raspy voice is the result of some disease of the larynx or inflammation of the vocal folds (cords). Pharyngitis means an inflammation of the back of the throat. Although they can occur together as a result of a viral infection, the two problems are usually unrelated. Raspy voice can be due to voice abuse or a growth on the vocal folds. Pharyngitis may be due to infection or reflux of acid. ...Read more

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Should I run a marathon after pharyngitis?

Should I run a marathon after pharyngitis?

With Dr. blessing: If you are recovered and feeling good, start your training, but do so slowly to work back into condition and help your immune system build back up ...Read more

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Do i need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

Do i need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

How severe?: If the symptoms are mild and go away in a day or two and if you are otherwise healthy then probably not. However, if the pain is moderate to severe then i would recommend getting checked out. Group a strep is one of the causes of pharyngitis (as well as tonsillitis) and it would be important to know if this is the cause of the infection. This bacteria has the potential to cause other problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more