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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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How can you treat MRSA in the throat?

Be seen: MRSA infections are serious and need aggressive and appropriate treatment regardless of where it is. See a good ENT or seek an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What does MRSA in the throat look like?

Sore throat: It usually looks like a strep infection, but it does not clear up with the routine antibiotics that are given. A culture at that time will usually turn up the mrsa. Some people are colonized with MRSA and have no symptoms. ...Read more

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I have Mrsa in my throat should I be concerned?

Ans: Always need to be concerned when dealing with Mesa. But you are so vague. Not sure what you mean. How did you get this diagnosis.? ...Read more

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I'm a nurse aide and I've was working with a resident. He had mrsa and I was not aware of it. The nurse said it was airborne. Now my throat hurts, weak

I'm a nurse aide and I've was working with a resident. He had mrsa and I was not aware of it. The nurse said it was airborne. Now my throat hurts, weak

No worries!: As a nurse's aide, you have been exposoed to MRSA many times before. It's all over the place in hospitals and in many patients, including many without visible evidence of infection. That a particular resident is a carrier doesn't increase your risk. And MRSA doesn't cause sore throat or weakness. If still concerned, speak with your supervisor or discuss with the infection control team. ...Read more

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I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?

I have had 3 bouts of mrsa, face n throat (along w cellulitis), once in lip absess and once in neck absess. Will this be a continual problem for me?

Try decolonization: It could be a recurrent problem as you are probably colonized with mrsa. See your doctor about an attempt at decolonization with Bactroban Nasal ointment, hibiclens soap shower and shampoo and possibly one of several antibiotics that obtain high nasal secretion levels such as minocycline, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or rifampin. Intimate contacts should have nasal MRSA screens and decolonization if positive. ...Read more

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Is having a sore throat, cough, achy body, and a headache signs of mrsa?

Sores on Skin?: Your symptoms can be associated with many other conditions. With MRSA you would also have skin lesions: little painful bumps. ...Read more

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Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

See a dermatologist: For answers. Recurrent abscess could be strep or staph but you could also have a condition known as hidradenitis suppurtiva. See derm for answers and treatment options. ...Read more

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Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Positive today for MRSA in my nose very sore throat chronic cough headache puffy sore scalp can this all be related to the spread of untreated mrsa?

Not likely: Mrsa colonization by itself causes no problems, but puts you at risk for invasive disease if you have major events, like surgery. Mrsa is an aggressive pathogen, so it isn't likely the cause of chronic sore throats or headaches. Unnecessary treatment of MRSA colonization leads to other problems like increased resistance to other antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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Mrsa, started taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 48 hours ago, and mupirocin topical. My eye is swelling & have clear/white mucous up from throat. Do I need 2 c dr asap?

Mrsa, started taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 48 hours ago, and mupirocin topical. My eye is swelling & have clear/white mucous up from throat. Do I need 2 c dr asap?

Depends: It depends on where your infection was. All you said is that you have mrsa. You didn't say where the infection was and how it originally affected you. If it somehow involves your head and face and you're having eye swelling then absolutely you need to go see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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2nd @ER I a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood?

2nd @ER I a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood?

Not right place: You need the services of an Infectious Disease Specialist. Ask your General a Practitioner for guidance. If you don't have a GP call your local hospital or medical society for recommendation. ...Read more

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2nd time in a few months. DX mrsa sores on stomach. Thistime entire body hurts (joints muscles head throat bad taste in my mouth)Dr didn't draw blood-do nose swab @some point I'm going to need more help then I'm getting. Treatment is not working. I'm sick. W

MRSA: Greetings. MRSA infections need aggressive treatments especially if you are in the actively infective stage. Some patents are carriers but never get sick like you. Talk to your doctor about seeing an infectious disease specialist. These doctors can recommend special therapy for your particular disease state. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with ear fluid and a buildup of phlegm in upper part of throat. This started with a cold. I have had two ear infections since. They discovered MRSA, which has now cleared. CT scan is clear. Prilosec did not work.?

I have been struggling with ear fluid and a buildup of phlegm in upper part of throat. This started with a cold. I have had two ear infections since. They discovered MRSA, which has now cleared. CT scan is clear. Prilosec did not work.?

Phlegm: It sounds like you still have sinus inflammation with mucous draining down into your throat. Try a nasal steroid like Flonase for maintenance therapy or an antihistamine like Claritin. If symptoms persist, oral antibiotics or low dose oral prednisone may help. An ENT consult may be needed. ...Read more

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I had a really bad case of MRSA it fractured my hip at the femoral neck I now have a tkr w/a rod in the femor I'm now having deep femor pain why?

MRSA: Sounds like you had a difficult problem. Without knowing if you had a mrsa-infected hip vs. Osteomyelitis with resulting fracture, I'm not sure, but continued pain in this leg has to be considered an uncleared infection until it is completely ruled out. You need to have some blood work and potential biopsy to ensure this thing isn't infected still. ...Read more

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I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck. Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

I have staph/suspected MRSA on neck. Its covered, treated w meds topical n oral...C as n child sleep in same bed if I lysol sheets before?

Why take risks???: Mrsa aside, why are you sleeping with a child. Cosleeping with infants is associated with suffication deaths (see aap position statement pediatrics 11/11). By mid childhood this fosters dependence at a time when kids should begin to create their own individuality & accomplishments. ...Read more

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My 4 month premie baby has Mrsa started in nappie area but it's quickly spreading up body neck ect antibiotics he on ain't working what else is there?

My 4 month premie baby has Mrsa started in nappie area but it's quickly spreading up body neck ect antibiotics he on ain't working what else is there?

Re-evalution Now: MRSA can be a dangerous bacterial infection and if your baby is worsening on the antibiotics they need to be seen by their primary care physician. Their doctor can evaluate if the infection is truly worsening and provide a plan for a change in treatment. ...Read more

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I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

I'm sorry, I have a abscessed tooth on the left lower side, ear ringing & left neck pain, can a abscessed tooth activate my MRSA? Should I go to ER?

Tooth infection: This should be immediately treated by your dentist. The ER may not have a dentist on staff and will only prescribe antibiotics, but the meds will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more

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Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Unfortunately: Unfortunately yhe only way to know what is going on is to follow up with your cardiologist. You may need another angiogram. The fact that you stated you are "losing the will to live" is worrisome. It sounds like you are dealing with major depression, which is understandable given your medical history. I strongly encourage you to seek the help of a psychiatrist or therapist.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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What are strep throat symptoms?

What are strep throat symptoms?

Common ones....: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes.
Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more

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Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna I go back to work?

Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna I go back to work?

? Treated?: You are not considered contagious for strep after you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Your employer may of may not have other requirements, but this is the basic issue I use for clearing a patient to get back to work. ...Read more

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Any ways I can lessen the severity of my strep throat symptoms when they start to show?

Tips + antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more