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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Sore Throat Associated With Herpangina Last

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Sore throat and body pains from long time. Seen doctors...all results normal.

Sore throat and body pains from long time. Seen doctors...all results normal.

Sore throat: Having chronic sorethroat and body ache, insufficient information to give you any advice. Not sure what kind of testings were done. If it is associated with chronic tonsil infection surgical removal of the tonsils might help. If it was not done already it is worth checking for immunoglobulin deficiency, consider consult with Allergist ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Herpangina (Definition)

Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more


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Im 45, diagnosed with herpangina. Still have a lot of white in mouth and sore throat after 7 days. Am i still contagious? What determines when your not?

Im 45, diagnosed with herpangina. Still have a lot of white in mouth and sore throat after 7 days. Am i still contagious? What determines when your not?

Possible: When the lesions are gone and no fever is present, contagious nature is likely low. Herpangina can last for a couple of weeks sometimes. If not improving at all, see your doc again. ...Read more

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No sore throat just neck ache. runny nose. tiny white spots on back of uvula. one on tip of tongue went away with salt water. Looks like herpangina?

No sore throat just neck ache. runny nose. tiny white spots on back of uvula. one on tip of tongue went away with salt water. Looks like herpangina?

Please stop: Please stop trying to diagnose yourself. If you have Herpangina you would probably also have an acute fever. You can't see the back of your Uvula without putting a mirror behind it. Your symptoms suggest an infection, so go see your Family Physician. Let him/her do the diagnosis and treatment plan. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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How long does sore throat associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does sore throat associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine if painful use something like chlorasceptic. ...Read more

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How long should sore throat last if it's viral ?

How long should sore throat last if it's viral
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5-7 days: 5-7 days. If it lasts longer, see ENT doc; it may be bacterial and require antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long can a sore throat from GERD last?

How long can a sore throat from GERD last?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid& pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, even a higher risk of throat cancer. Initiate acid blockers to start healing & treat GERD manifestations. ...Read more

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Can sore throat due to larynogopharyngeal reflux last for long time like over 18 months? Can it eventually turn into something serious?

Can sore throat due to larynogopharyngeal reflux last for long time like  over 18 months? Can it eventually turn into something serious?

LPR: Greetings, LPR takes a long time to develop. Most often it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time until the delicate membranes become so irritated that you feel pain. Likewise, it takes time for recovery once the reflux is addressed. A complication of untreated LPR could be laryngeal cancer. This would occur more likely in a smoker with a strong family history of cancer. Get checked - ENT. ...Read more

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Flu shot Friday, yesterday very achy, no appetite, sore throat, feeling the same way today. Can this be from the shot? If so how long can it last?

Flu shot Friday, yesterday very achy, no appetite, sore throat, feeling the same way today. Can this be from the shot? If so how long can it last?

Unlikely: Influenza vaccine causes only two types of side effects: pain or discomfort at the injection site, usually mild and generally gone within 2-3 days; and rare allergic reactions. It rarely or never causes flu-like symptoms like yours. Probably you were just unlucky, catching a garden variety viral illness (or conceivably influenza itself) in the past few days. Contact your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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How long would sore throat last?

How long would sore throat last?

Depends: Viral illness better in a couple days. Bacterial sore throat better in a few days once antibiotic started. Chronic tonsillitis and tumors cause constant throat pain. Sore throat longer than 2-3 weeks needs ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more