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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...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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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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Nausea, swollen eyelids, itchy throat, tenderness in 1breast. Underarms sweating.1blocked nostril in mornings.Sometimes rapid heartbeat.

Nausea, swollen eyelids, itchy throat, tenderness in 1breast. Underarms sweating.1blocked nostril in mornings.Sometimes rapid heartbeat.

Sounds viral: These symptoms may or may not be realated. However, it sounds like you may have a self limiting viral infection. See your primary care doctor or a walk-in clinic. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat apples, my throat feels like it is itchy and swollen. Could I be allergic to apples?

Whenever I eat apples, my throat feels like it is itchy and swollen. Could I be allergic to apples?

Yes: Some people with allergies to certain pollens like birch may experience this especially if the apple is fresh and during the spring time.. We call this Food-Pollen allergy or the Oral Allergy Syndrome. Cooking or peeling the fruit solves the problem. You can get tested. ...Read more

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Throat swollen, huge nodes and pustules all over. Was very itchy before I broke out. ? Staph. I am a carrier and have grown out some strange cultures.

Throat swollen, huge nodes and pustules all over. Was very itchy before I broke out. ? Staph. I am a carrier and have grown out some strange cultures.

Get a throat culture: There are lots of bacterial infections in the throat nowadays, not just strep, so I would recommend a throat culture and rapid strep test to get a positive ID on what is causing your infection. The doctor can also order a "sensitivity" with the culture to show what antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to and which ones it is resistant to so that you get the proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Throat Swelling (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more