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Is It A Symptom Of Strep Throat To Have Laryngitis
Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more
Location, germ: Laryngitis is a condition of the voice box including the vocal cords that is generally caused by a virus. Strep throat is a condition where the bacteria group a strep invades the mucous producing, glandular areas of the upper throat above the voice box & continues into the back of the nose and adenoidal tissue. ...Read more
Yes, but…: Azithromycin gets excellent tissue levels in the body, and strep is susceptible to it—if the infection is treated before it has spread to the bloodstream; then Azithromycin does not work well. If you have strep & aren't getting better, see your doc for re-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't kiss: Donot kiss. Go to nearest doctor get it treated. Otc antihistamin is helpful in the mean time. ...Read more
My 9 year old daughter had strep throat and bronchitis about 3 weeks ago, and was put on amoxcillan, now has a almost laringitis...dr's again????
I seem to have laryngitis at least 2 X a month and strep throat at least 6-7 X a year. My bouts of laryngitis started after surgery from a hematoma ?
This warrants: laryngologist evaluation (ENT). That is a high incidence. Take care. ...Read more
I had bronchitis & laryngitis for 8 days, recovered. 2 days later sore throat/stuffy nose returned at night for 7 days. Could it be strep?
Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Every time i swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?
Maybe: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges for a couple of days may lessen throat symptoms. ...Read more
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