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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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How can soar throat be treated?

How can soar throat be treated?

Sore throat tx: 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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Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Lidocaine: is an anesthetic and not commonly used for the discomfort associated with Strep throat. Treatment of this infection should include an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can throat infection be cured at home?

How can throat infection be cured at home?

Relieve sxs -not cur: 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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How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep and it passes.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, st vitas dance put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life. ...Read more

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What can be used against strep throat fast?

What can be used against strep throat fast?

Antibiotics needed: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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Can you be simultaneously sick with strep throat and a virus?

Can you be simultaneously sick with strep throat and a virus?

Maybe?: I am not sure. The central issue is that you have a strep throat test. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation. ...Read more

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Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Depends/works: For the average adult , the amount needed would require a load into both rear ends at the same session. There is too much volume to put in an arm shot or one bottom. Though this was once a preferred method (docs) to assure completion of treatment, it is not as common now as it used to be. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a throat infection?

How can you prevent a throat infection?

Prevent: Stay away from people who are ill with sore throat or other upper respirartory infections. Wash hands well with warm water and soap often during the day. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be spread by breathing?

Can strep throat be spread by breathing?

Yes, it can be: spread by respiratory droplets, so that if someone with strep is speaking with someone close to them/breathing on someone close to them/sharing glasses/water bottles, etc, it can be spread. ...Read more

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How can someone get strep throat or tuberculosis?

How can someone get strep throat or tuberculosis?

From others: Both of the two things you mention are infectious diseases caused by bacteria. You contract these diseases when you have contact with someone or something that has the bacteria on it. This could be a kiss from an infected individual or drinking from the glass of someone who has the infection. TB can be caught by inhaling droplets of the coughing from an infected individual. Always wash hands! ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used for strep throat?

Can clindamycin be used for strep throat?

Yes: but it is not a first line antibiotic for strep which is usually sensitive to amoxicillin or penicillin. Clindamycin should be reserved for unusual situations in which the infection does not respond to other antibiotics. Best to save it so that resistance to clindamycin does not develop. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of strept throat very fast?

How can you get rid of strept throat very fast?

See your primary MD: See your primary very fast! step requires antibiotics, so the sooner you get in the sooner you can be treated! ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Of course: Streptococcus is one of the more common causes of bacterial tonsillitis. Get a throat culture and find out whether or not the culture identifies streptococcus. ...Read more

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Can cefuroxime be used for strep throat?

Absolutely: Stretococcus is a bacterial infection of the tonsils or pharynx (back of the the throat). Cefuroxime is a reasonable choice as an antibiotic. Even if you are allergic to amoxacillin (amino-penicillins) this is a safe drug to take. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve a strep throat followed by coughing?

What can be done to relieve a strep throat followed by coughing?

Sore throat: is often called "strep throat" by patients, but the term strep throat actually refers to a bacterial infection in the throat. MOST sore throats are caused by viruses, however. You should consult with a doctor to discuss which you may have. In the meantime, you can try cough drops, throat lozenges, hot liquids with honey, zinc lozenges, and get lots of rest. ...Read more

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How can I cure a strep throat?

Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

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