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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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Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

Yes: The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off. You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and I started developing this last thursday and I've been getting worse what's the worst that can happen?

I have strep throat and I started developing this last thursday and I've been getting worse what's the worst that can happen?

SEE YOUR MD: You need to see an md now and get diagnosed to be sure it is strep and if so it needs to be treated. The toxin the strep produces can damage kidneys and cause a variety of other problems. ...Read more

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Strep throat getting worse after 2 type of abx. Initially started to improve, but by day 4 started getting worse - pus on throat & infected lymph node?

Strep throat getting worse after 2 type of abx. Initially started to improve, but by day 4 started getting worse - pus on throat & infected lymph node?

Not good: Some people do not absorb oral antibiotics very well. You may need to get some shots of antibiotic, IV doses. May also need to make sure you don't have mono at your age. This can cause false positives with some strep tests and would not get better with antibiotics. Especially with "pus" and "infected lymph node" this is a consideration. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my mouth that are big and keep getting worse. I have strep throat while this is going on. And idea what it might be? Also I have these bumps between my fingers.

I have sores all over my mouth that are big and keep getting worse. I have strep throat while this is going on. And idea what it might be? Also I have these bumps between my fingers.

HFM: Could be hand/foot/mouth virus (coxsackie a19) a common viral infection in the summer that usually affects younger people. Can last up to 14 days, with blisters in throat, mouth, gums, hands and feet. ...Read more

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I had strep throat a month ago and developed a rash all over my legs and arms. It is itchy and seems to be getting worse. What could it be?

I had strep throat a month ago and developed a rash all over my legs and arms. It is itchy and seems to be getting worse. What could it be?

Rash with Strep: It sounds as if you may have developed guttate psoriasis which commonly presents after a strep infection. There are other conditions, such as syphilis, which also present with sore throat and a rash. Be sure to get evaluated by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, who will be familiar with the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have a UTI (not under meds) and get strep throat with fever over 101........Joint and body aches with sore throat........Can that make UTI worse?

If I have a UTI (not under meds) and get strep throat with fever over 101........Joint and body aches with sore throat........Can that make UTI worse?

Possible: Since you are not on antibiotics, your immune system has to do all the work. If you have other infections going on, your body may be weaker allowing the infections to worsen. However, even without the sore throat and joint aches, UTI will get worse over time. Also, with your combination of symptoms, I would get checked out asap and get antibiotics. All your symptoms may be from stds. ...Read more

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Happens. ..however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & never get sick from it. One issue that differs in young infants is the long term effects. Since their immune system is immature, they don't risk development of rheumatic fever like a 5 or 10 year old would. Treatment of carriers is unnecessary. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it. ...Read more

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What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

Strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat. It usually results after a contact with a person who has an infection. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Yes: You don't always have to have a fever with strep throat. If it is a more advanced infection prior to treatment, them fever is more likely. ...Read more

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Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Yes: But why is unknown. Whether they are somehow never exposed or have great natural immunity is not clear. It is thought that these folks do get strep infections, but so mild they have little or no symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get strep throat and what makes it feel better?

Strep throat: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. It is fairly contagious and is commonly spread by sharing a cup or utensil, or through an infected person's cough or sneeze. ...Read more

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Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

U R Compromised: Strep is in your mouth all of the time. It is an opportunistic bacteria and you may have been compromised. Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get strep throat and cold in the same time.

Is it possible to get strep throat and cold in the same time.

I am not entirely: Sure. But having strep throat can give you the symptoms of a common cold as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get strep throat at the same time every year?

Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months. ...Read more

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Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

From contact: You must be exposed to strep from someone else to get it yourself. The exception is if you are a carrier. Strep carriers always have strep in their throats despite usual antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more