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Mono And Co Infection Mrsa Tonsil
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Be specific: Your skin infection may warrant another evaluation to see if an antibiotic other than what you were prescribed for your throat and pneumonia is indicated. Also its best to visualize the actual skin rash in a face to face encounter. There are some over-the-counter aids that may help the symptoms of itch however I strongly recommend having your skin looked at first. ...Read more
Possibly: Ebv spreads through bodily fluids e.g. Saliva and blood. So if you share saliva or bodily fluids with your co-worker, you could infect them and pass those infections. But most people aren't sharing bodily fluids with co-workers. A lot of people have/get ebv aka mono. Most of us will get it before we die. Thus, perhaps your co-worker already had it or got it from someone else). ...Read more
White spots on tonsils, sore throat. Being treated for vag. Yeast infection. Related or strep? How to treat strep if antibiotics make yeast worse?
From 2 months Swellen 2 jaw lymph nodes.yellow material in tonsils.throat culture staph aureus.am i also have lymphadentis? No abcess.taking clindamyc
Tonsillitis: What is the question you are asking? It sounds as if you have been well evaluated and are being treated for a presumptive diagnosis. ...Read more
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more
Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year.
All tests negative
Throat cultures clean
Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately
Yes and no: tonsillitis is inflammation by definition, so, no, you can't have tonsillitis w'out inflammation. Doubtful the germ can be there w/out doing anything. mainly, Staph produces a tonsillitis that is hard to treat without surgical removal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6417772 (with a lot of irritation, inflammation and pus, but does NOT generally make abcesses). it's ...Read more
Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?
Can clindamycin cure tonsillitis and strep throat im using it for bacterial vaginosis but my throat is infected?
Swollen tonsils and coblestoning in throat for 2 months. Strep neg, mono neg for recent infection, blood fine, through 2 rounds of ABs some fatigue?
Cobblestones/fatigue: Cobblestoning of posterior pharynx (a texture of the back of the throat resembling cobblestones) can be from allergic rhinitis. Post nasal drip from allergies can cause sore throat & even cough.Allergies can cause fatigue.Symptoms can resemble colds or sinus infections.Treatment of allergies can clear up symptoms. Clinic evaluation is needed for proper diagnosis/treatment; 2nd opinion, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more
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