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Sore throat is a symptom of what germs?

Sore throat is a symptom of what germs?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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What is a sore throat a symptom of usually?

What is a sore throat a symptom of usually?

Viral infection: Most of the time it's due to a viral infection. Strep infections do occur but are not as common, the patient is sicker with fever and malaise. Rarely sore throats can be caused by structural problems. If a sore throat lasts longer than a month see ENT for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Is a swollen throat a symptom of hiv?

Maybe: Hiv disease and its concomitant effect on the immune system can present as almost anything. If you are worried about HIV disease, strongly suggest being tested. Diagnosed early therapy is quite effective and patients live fairly normal lives. ...Read more

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Is it true soar throat is a symptom of hiv?

Is it true soar throat is a symptom of hiv?

Yes, however: sore throat in and of itself can be a caused by multiple alternative conditions - post-nasal drainage, reflux, snoring, etc. if you are really that worried you should have an HIV test performed. ...Read more

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Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

Throat lump: It can be associated with acid reflux and i see that you have heartburn and you smoke, which does not help it. The lump may also be from post nasal drip if you have nasal allergies. I will bet on acid reflux, you need to change your diet and stop smoking and maybe take some otc antacids. ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

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

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Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

No: A strain is an injury to muscle or tendons. The throat is an internal structure. Two very different things. ...Read more

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Is a dull pain ad the bak of tongue/top of throat indicative of a simple sore throat or strep?

Is a dull pain ad the bak of tongue/top of throat indicative of a simple sore throat or strep?

Can be either one: Mild 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

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Is throat itching and headache a symptom of commin cold?

Is throat itching and headache a symptom of  commin cold?

Itching: Any itching is usually do to allergies. This seems to be more of an allergy than a common cold, but it can behave the same. Use allergy medicines, over the counter, ie, zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) , etc. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat be a symptom of the superbug?

Can a sore throat be a symptom of the superbug?

No: The idea of a superbug is one that is resistant to many standard antibiotics. Although it sounds scary, the symptoms often are similar to those of 'regular' bugs. Therefore a sore throat would not be unique to a superbug and is more likely to be due to more common infection. ...Read more

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Throat bitterness is a symptom for what?

Throat bitterness is a symptom for what?

Throat bitterness: Most frequently this is considered a symptom of reflux. Acid reflux is when stomach contents go the wrong way and get into your throat. It tastes quite...Bitter. Could also be from post-nasal drainage, but usually this is not so sour. Infection from a sinus infection tastes and smells worse than allergy, but it usually isn't quite as bad tasting as reflux. ...Read more

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Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus is a common cause of cold sores. Realize that there are several "varieties" of herpes viruses. The kind that cause cold sores are very common. They are contagious, so avoid kissing/intimate contact, sharing cups or utensils while you have one. ...Read more

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Which one is more painful a strep throat or a sore throat ?

Which one is more  painful a strep throat or a sore throat ?

Strep throat: You mean what is more painful a strep throat or a viral throat infection. Most sore throats are viral pharyngitis. Fever, an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a rapid strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Strep throat is usually more painful. ...Read more

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Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

Can regular sore throat be a sign of throat cancer?

No: The pain of throat cancer will sneak up on you over weeks, and it will lack the symmetry of a regular sore throat. More important is to check a bad sore throat for streptococcus and get treated to prevent rheumatic fever. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more