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Is Pachyderma Of Throat Serious
You bet.: Both can start with quite severe throat pain, but most viral infections abate in 1 - 2 weeks, as most cancers get worse. Either can produce neck nodes ("glands in neck") . And guess what. A viral infection with hpv can be the cause of some throat cancers, usually in smokers that drink for the rest. How do you find out? Direct laryngoscopy b. ...Read more
Viruses or Bacterial: Common cold, flu (influenza) mononucleosis (mono), measles chickenpox croup — a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough strep throat, which is caused by a bacterium known as streptococcus pyogenes, or group a streptococcus whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory tract infection diphtheria. ...Read more
Aerodigestive system: the system is called aerodigestive systemGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi Treatment of vaginal itching? There is small bump in the outer lips of vaginal. What is that? Is that serious problem?
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting superficial mucoceles in my mouth. What is the cause of this? Is it a sign of a more serious disorder or disease?
Local irritation: Mucoceles are merely blocked ducts of minor salivary glands. The most common cause is local irritation. I have never heard of anyone having anything of medical origin to cause chronic and frequent occurrence. However, without actually knowing your medical and dental history and not being able to confirm that what you have are truly mucoceles, i cannot be sure. See your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pharyngitis means: Inflammation of the pharynx, just like appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix or cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. "sore throat" is pretty general, and even as lay terminology could imply a viral pharyngitis or a strep bacterial pharyngitis. You could even have a mechanical pharyngitis from screaming at a sports event, for example. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Vitreous changes: Sounds like you might have: floaters. Floaters are common and usually due to a change in the protein composition of the vitreous (inside gel of the eye). Check with your eyemd that they are "just" floaters and not inflammation in the eye as new floaters can be a concern. ...Read more
If a person has mouth cold sore and genital warts, what is that means? Is it sign of serious medical condition?
No, not at all: Both oral herpes (cold sores) and genital warts are very common conditions and many people have both. If neither problem is especially severe and if they respond to the usual treatments, it doesn't mean anything about your overall health, immune system, etc. Good luck with both-- ...Read more
Hard to say: The long term data is not in.There is some suspicion that people can develop this and other neurologic symptoms after a variety of infectious agents.Strep is one but other illnesses including viruses have been linked in sporadic cases.The illnesses are thought to trigger antibodies that may attack normal brain pathways and cause symptoms. The rarity of the process makes research difficult. ...Read more
Occasional not comon: Certain strains of the untreated strep germ can trigger formation of cross reactive antibodies.Their primary target would be the strep germ, but for unknown reasons they attack some of the kidney tissue as if it were strep.Damage to the tissue produces glomerulonephritis. ...Read more
Throat problem: Mouth cancer is a condition need confirmed diagnosis by your physician or dentist, and there are many condition will have symptoms of congested nose, headache and obstructed throat, eg. Cold or flu. If there is combined high fever, please check with your physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complications: Untreated strep can be followed by antibodies that attack your heart/kidney or brain. Rheumatic fever describes the systemic onset of this reaction where the patient is fairly ill & the heart & heart valves are inflamed. If the kidneys are attacked they can weaken & blood pressure goes up.If the brain is attacked you can develop a movement problem.Sometimes the tonsils just abscess & u risk dying. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more
Strawberry tongue: A strawberry tongue can be seen in strep throat and Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is rare and also has fever, cracked lips, red eyes, peeling skin of hands and feet as accompanying symptoms. Strawberry tongue without other symptoms is within normal limits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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