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Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat  without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Infectious : Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus (ebv) and acute infection usually involves sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes (including the spleen), and tiredness. Different people will have a different severity of mono symptoms - some get very ill, some do not get sick at all. It is spread through saliva and close contact which is why it's been known as the "kissing disease". Since it is a virus, it is not treated with antibiotics. There is a blood test available that can test for mono infection and antibodies. The test will tell you if he has ever had it, if he has it now, or if he had it in the past and is now immune to it - all helpful information. A strep test does not give information about any other infections - just strep. I attached a link for more in-depth information on infectious mono below. ...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


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Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Allergies: You are describing what sounds like allergies with post-nasal drip. You could try a non-drowsy antihistamine such as fexofenadine or loratadine, and/or a cortisone nasal spray such as fluticasone or triamcinolone. These will reduce your itchiness, and reduce your cough if cause by PND. See your doctor to make sure you don't have asthma. ...Read more

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Hi for several years I have had IBS symptoms and chronic sinus issues (blocked dry nose and itchy Eustachian tube..ears and back of throat mainly), sore red throat which is sensitive to tomato based sauces and spicy foods etc. Sometimes it feels like a

Hi for several years I have had  IBS symptoms and chronic sinus issues (blocked dry nose and itchy Eustachian tube..ears and back of throat mainly), sore red throat which is sensitive to tomato based sauces  and spicy foods etc. Sometimes it feels like a

Sounds allergy : typically such problems are caused by environmental allergy like foods and inhalant allergy like dust molds pollens. Search for dr Majid Ali and bowel disease on YouTube. Also visit us at www.ehacstl.com how to treat the underlying cause. You do not need to suffer with IBS. I TELL my patients that when you treat the cause of IBS you can easily drop I from IBS AND you are left with...? ...Read more

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I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

I have a itchy sore throat, red pin prick sports on the roof of my mouth near the back, headaches, yellow young and ulcers at back if toung what is it?

Cannot diagnose: There are several possibilities including coxsackie virus herpangina, and others. You must go and see a doctor and be examined, since answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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How many days should I drink amoxicillin 500 g for red throat? I have drank for 3 days 3 times a day and the redness still does not go away? Thanks.

How many days should I drink amoxicillin 500 g for red throat? I have drank for 3 days 3 times a day and the redness still does not go away? Thanks.

Follow prescription: This is something to discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. Often, antibiotics are prescribed for 7-10 days. It should be written on rx. If its not working, getting worse, then call the doctor and advise this. She or he may change the rx or re-evaluate you. ...Read more

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Really dark veiny red throat for months?

Really dark veiny red throat for months?

Chronic inflammation: Of upper airways leading to congestion and inflammatory reaction, this inflammation can be allergic or non allergic. Need to be seen by a specialist, either an ENT specialist, or an allergist if you have access to, meanwhile, use sLt water gargles and saline nasal washes often, good luck ...Read more

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My erythrocytes in sedimentation are 28 and asln its 290 normal value its 214 I have red throat tri months and I have very small pain, opinion please!?

My erythrocytes in sedimentation are 28 and asln its 290 normal value its 214 I have red throat tri months and I have very small pain, opinion please!?

What are these labs?: I doubt anybody here can help. Your sed rate is normal as far as I am concerned. I do not know what your asin test is, and no lab has a single "normal value" rather than a range. You're on candida rx despite a negative "candida test"; hiv- speaks against other conerning entities. Does the white on your tongue come off when you run dental floss across it? ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of a red throat?

What are the best ways to get rid of a red throat?

Sore throat: Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better. Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water. If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. ...Read more

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Everytime after I use my mouthwash, I get a red throat. Is this normal?

Everytime after I use my mouthwash, I get a red throat. Is this normal?

Not normal: No this is not normal. You may have a hypersensitivity to the mouthwash and should discontinue use until you have had an assessment with either you physician or dentist ...Read more

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What could this bump near the back or my throat on my toungue and red throat?

Probably Infection: There are a lot of conditions which can cause those symptoms. However, most commonly this is the result of an infection. This could be bacterial or viral. Like any other condition, if it persists for more than a few days, you should have it checked, diagnosed, and treated by a physician or a dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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For almost two weeks I have had a red throat. Sometimes swollen. Strep culture was negative with no other known symptoms. Should I be worried?

For almost two weeks I have had a red throat. Sometimes swollen. Strep culture was negative with no other known symptoms. Should I be worried?

Post nasal drip : Try Flonase over the counter 2 times a day. When the drainage stops the pain will as well. You may want to get allergies tested as well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a red throat, but its not sore. What is this?

What do you suggest if I have a red throat, but its not sore. What is this?

See your doctor: Petechiae formation on the soft palate and throat is chiefly linked with pharyngitis by a streptococcal infection, allergic reaction or orogenital sexual activity. Regardless the cause the evaluation by a doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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Child has 1 blister on her throat and was exposed to strep. Could strep cause a blister and slightly red throat?

Child has 1 blister on her throat and  was exposed to strep.  Could strep cause a blister and slightly red throat?

Maybe: Blisters are usually on the skin, and what you are describing may be exudates, viral or bacterial. With the recent exposure to strep, a throat culture is advisable, and this can be done at either the pcp or the otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Had swollow glands then inflamed and red throat. I have been put on Flagyl 400mg 1 tablet 3 times a day. What are the tablets for.

Had swollow glands then inflamed and red throat. I have been put on Flagyl 400mg 1 tablet 3 times a day. What are the tablets for.

Metronidazole: Have no idea why you were treated with this and cannot even think of a disease that would be likely to respond to metronidazole with this clinical picture. You should discuss this with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a 13 month old who has bronchitis. It started as a red throat and then a week after, she had a very strong phlegmy cough. What can I do?

I have a 13 month old who has bronchitis.  It started as a red throat and then a week after, she had a very strong phlegmy cough. What can I do?

13mths old bronchiti: Have you taken the baby to the pediatrician.If not you should have the baby checked.Most of the time this kind of symptoms are caused by viruses and there is no need for antibiotics. If the baby is wheezing, then may need bronchdilaters via nebuliser, and if there is coexisting ear or throat infection and fever sometime antibiotics are prescribed.Cogh medicines are not helpful and should not be use. ...Read more

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Long lasting red throat with bumps on the back of throat. Lasting over a month. Strep test was negative. Doc said post nasel but meds won't work. Help?

Long lasting red throat with bumps on the back of throat. Lasting over a month. Strep test was negative. Doc said post nasel but meds won't work. Help?

Could be viral: Most likey some kind of viral infection, notably herpes infection which needs antiviral treatment (a prescription medication). It also possible, other bacterial infection (other than strep). Throat culture and serologic test may be diagnostic. ...Read more