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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Is ciprofloxacin a good medicine for throat infection ? How to learn if throat infection is due to bacteria or virus ?

Over 90% viral...: ...and won't respond to any antibiotic. In early stages, it usually isn't possible to tell. After a few days, persisting fever (>38C), white patches in the throat, or enlarged/tender glands in the neck suggest strep or other bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is not the best choice for strep/bacterial pharyngitis. Amoxicillin, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or a macrolide (azithromycin etc) are more reliable. ...Read more

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I'm taking antbiotics for chest and throat infection. reflux as burned my throat how can I ease it I'm on lansoprazole for reflux tonge feels on fire?

I'm taking antbiotics for chest and throat infection. reflux as burned my throat  how can I ease it I'm on lansoprazole for reflux tonge feels on fire?

Antacid: If an H2 blocker is not helping you might try adding AlkaSeltzer or Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or similar products, but it would also help to be further evaluated to make sure you do not have Helicobacter pylori infection. Get better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had throat infection. Finished anti biotics 4 days ago. Painless movable lumps under chin and jaw still there? What are they?

Infection: This description sounds like lymph nodes. It is common to get swollen lymph nodes during an infection. These will go away on their own. If they persists weeks to months after an infection, i suggest seeing your pcp for further examination. ...Read more

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Can i breast feed my 3 months old baby as i'm taking anti biotic tablets for cold n throat infection?

Depends: Depends on the antibiotic, make sure your doctor knows. You are breast feeding and they can put you on one tat is safe to take while you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has had 2 doses of antibioics in the last 6 weeks for a ear infection and now a throat infection is this ok?

My 6 month old baby has had 2 doses of antibioics in the last 6 weeks for a ear infection and now a throat infection is this ok?

It happens: Clearing ear infections in small infants is sometimes difficult, with reinfection rates running 10% by a month out if it even cleared at all. I encourage parents to use probiotic preparations to help reduce the effect on the kids happy germs that help digestion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?

Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) the next, you probably should give the first medication several days to see if it works. If the infection is due to a virus, antibiotics will not help. It's difficult to differentiate between bacteria and virus, but virus is usually a more common cause of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Cholorohexidine gargle for throat infection is it good for throat pain?

Cholorohexidine gargle for throat infection is it good for throat pain?

It may help.: If you have a 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. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I have recurring throat infection (once a year)and tonsil troubles would it be a good idea to get my tonsils removed? My throat feels heavy..

I have recurring throat infection (once a year)and tonsil troubles would it be a good idea to get my tonsils removed? My throat feels heavy..

Maybe so: Criteria tha ENT doctors look for with recurrent tonsillitis is 7 episodes in a year, 5 per year for 2 years, or 3 per year for 3 years. If you meet this, you should probably have them out. If it's one infection per year, then how many years has it gone on? If you have very large tonsils that cause obstruction for sleeping, then that is a reason to remove them. You need to discuss with ent. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have got a throat infection?

How can I tell if I have got a throat infection?

By Symptoms: By symptoms of throat infection Sore Throat Diffculty swaloowing Fever White spots on tonsils Swollen glands in neck And get checked by your doctor to rule out Strep infection which needs to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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Please suggest some medication for throat infection.

Please suggest some medication for throat infection.

Sore Throat Treatmen: Majority of sore throats are nonbacterial infections or allergy related. Bacterial infections are only diagnosed thru a culture or with a quick test done in the office. Strep throat is treated with a penicillin type antibiotic or with erythromycin/keflex. Symptomatic treatment can be done with various gargles, throat sprays and use of anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen if tolerated. ...Read more

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How can you treat the signs of a throat infection fast?

Tips: 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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I have throat infection? I want to recover as soon as possible?

I have throat infection? I want to recover as soon as possible?

Then: you need proper diagnosis and treatment. Viral pharyngitis needs to run it's course unless it is herpetic which should be treated with an antiviral. Streptococcal bacterial pharyngitis requires antibiotics for the most rapid resolution ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from throat infection.. What tablet should I take?

Antiinflammatories: Most sore throats are viral - meaning antibiotics do nothing for them. Personally, i like to start some Ibuprofen and salt water gargles whenever i get a sore throat. If i'm having a high fever (>101), I have enlarged lymph nodes, I have pus on my tonsils and i don't have any cough or runny nose, then i suspect strep... And i make a visit to see my doctor! ...Read more

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I'm having throat infection for 1 month. It's the worst in mornings. What should I do?

See doctor: After a month its time to see a doctor to find out what your problem is. ...Read more

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What can I do for a painful throat infection?

Throat infection: If you have a 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. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more