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How Long Does A Viral Sore Throat Infection Last
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Besides: Symptoms of discomfort - a medical evaluation will help to determine if the cause is an infection or not. ...Read more
Duration, phlegm: Diagnosis if chronic should be made on exam by MD, with cultures and exam of the sinuses if sore. Color of phlegm is important. If yellow, green= infection needing antibiotics ...Read more
Get a swab taken: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and therefore antibiotics do not alter the cause of the infection. However you can get a secondary bacterial infection when your immune system is lowered and therefore it is wise to see your GP so that a swab can be taken and sent to the lab (especially if your symptoms are worsening rather than improving). White spots could possibly indicate a strep throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why I have sore throat( throat infection) with pain 5 times in 2 months? And i feel my spite is not clear and there is some little things in it? Thank
Possible strep: There are several causes for sore throat - virus & bacteria - and you may just be unlucky enough to pick them up from your contacts. However, streptococcus is one particular group of bacteria that can hide in your tonsils and emerge whenever your immune system declines even just a little. Check with your doctor and if it proves to be strep, you may need your tonsils removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a sore throat on only one side there is white stuff behind the tonsil. Is it possible to only have a throat infection on one side. ?
Can using cocaine a few days ago be the reason for my sore throat due to nasal drip? Was wondering if i have a throat infection or if its from that
Yes: A throat infection is a state of inflammation in the body. During this process your temperature may rise and your heart rate may increase, both in an attempt to combat and eliminate the infection from the body. Therefore it is normal to have an increased heart rate during any form of infection in the body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a bacterial throat infection, had a dose of anti biotics and a repeat. 4 days after finishing im getting a sore throat and white tongue. Ideas?
Possible thrush..: White tongue and sore throat might be symptoms and signs of oral thrush which is associated with a yeast(fungal) infection and require other type of antibiotics to be prescribed. Please make an appointment with your doctor so a direct exam can be performed and appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more
I have sore throat I've lost my voice 1 day. I have asmtha. Doctor told me it's throat infection as it's red. As I cough servery ?. What do you think
? viral: Most probably it is a viral infection of your upper airways and probably affecting your lower airways too. Secondary bacterial infection can kick in, so if your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic, it's warranted according to his/her judgment. Please keep taking your controller medicines you're usually on for your asthma, and use the rescue medicines, as Albuterol inhaler if you need for cough ...Read more
Started with sore throat, wet cough, now blocked ears, snotty nose. Could this be ear-nose-throat infection?
Absolutely: The simple answer is 'yes'.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have hep c n cirohsis, gallstone, mvr , if having fever or sore throat, wt shld one take to cure fever or throat infection which is lite on liver?
How long after a viral throat infection will your throat start to look normal again and not red and white. The soreness is gone.
What can I do if my period has lasted more than 6 days, could it be because of my pharyngitis(sore throat)?
What kind of throat infection do I have? I have a sore throat that hurts when i swallow. The pain doen't burn or feel like knives, but it feels like someone punched me right in the throat every time i swallow. Both my lymph nodes are swollen and are red l
Can't : Can't diagose this based on description alone. I wonder if what you are describing as lymph nodes are your tonsils. Red swollen tonsils, pain with swallowing, sore throat, slight fever, runny nose and ear ache. It could be a virus, but you really need a streph test to rule out streph throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had pharyngitis for almost 2 weeks. The sore throat went away but each side hurts to swallow, then goes away and comes back. Help?
Pharyngitis: A sore, red throat with pus on the tonsils, swollen neck lymph nodes, and fever may be strep pharyngitis, a bacterial infection that must be treated with antibiotics to avoid complications. In the absence of these symptoms, it's a virus which will run its course. Fatigue, liver and spleen swelling are signs of mononucleosis. Allergies can also cause throat pain. Get an evaluation if unsure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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