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Hummus And Sore Throat
Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more
Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?
Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, red spots on roof of mouth and gums, throat. Feel bad. Had a strep test and was negative?
What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Off and on running nose sneezing sore and dry throat no white bumps what could I have? Sore throat? Strep throat?virus? Anything serious?
Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?
Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
No - but germs can: 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
Pharyngitis: There are lots of causes of sore throat, from post nasal drip, to viral infections (even as bad as mono), to strep throat. Stay hydrated. If you don't have a fever, sit tight. Antihistamines can help post nasal drip, but they can also be drying, so be careful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are always helpful. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I've had sore throat for 5 days and white spots on minimally swollen tonsils. Also have cough, sore lungs, and runny nose. Virus? Strep? Bronchitis?
Sore throat: All of these symptoms can be related to a common virus. For the moment it is advisable to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain and drink cold fluids including ice slurry drinks to soothe the throat. When your secretions change color you need an antibiotic as the virus infection will turn into a bacterial one with time. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My tonsils and throat feel sore and gland and adams apple is sore hurts when I swallow and sore to touch had oral sex pens went in deep in the throat?
Sore throat post sex: May be infection, should get checked for STDs including gonorrhea- .Gargle with salt water 1 teaspoon in glass water 3 x a day and follow up w/ doc for throat culture/swab including gonorrhea/chlamydia.Consider treatmetn with zithromax 4 tabs if not allergic Also consider the HPV vaccine f/u with doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more
I have blisters in my throat with a furry tongue and sore throat. My nose and mouth are also itchy ?
Sounds viral but: would see your doctor for an exam and history. If he/she recommends, treatment or further testing. It is difficult to know what you mean by "blisters" and "furry" ...Read more
Nerve endings: The taste bids on the tongue have receptors and nerve endings. The spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin and this will stimulate the nerve endings and sends a pain signal to the brain. These sensory nerve endings are located all over your mouth and body. Hope this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharyngitis: You can eat anything you want if you can tolerate it. If your throat is sore, however, the potential irritating effect of materials will be heightened. ...Read more
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