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Natural Remedies For Granular Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what?
No antibiotic: It's difficult to imagine pharyngitis without pain. Whether or not painful, the large majority of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections and won't help. Can't think of any "natural" remedies that will help either. Just sit tight -- see a doctor for professional advice if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more
What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?
No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more
I have a throat infection which continues throughout the year. I do not smoke as well. What's the permanent remedy for this?
Tonsillectomy: Please open your mouth and say ahhhhhh :). ...Read more
Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more
My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early?
What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?
Too complex: To complex a question to Answer in 400 characters. Do NOT try to self diagnose. Any infection can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. You must see Dentist or Physician immediately to treat the infection. You, have choice of Family Dentist, Family Physician, Urgent Care, Oral Surgeon, ER, or any other qualified practitioner. YOU CANNOT TREAT THIS YOURSELF, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL CARE ...Read more
How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?
Months: There are certain chronic infections that are very difficult to treat, an dpeople can be on antibiotic regimens that include Azithromycin for over a year. People need to be monitored to make sure their white blood cells, liver, and kidneys are ok, but Azithromycin tends to be a relatively safe antibiotic. The question is whether other interventions in addition to antibiotics will help. ...Read more
Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. Swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! Found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?
Antibiotics are given to prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), NOT to cure the sore throat. At best they may reduce the duration of symptoms by 16 hours. The incidence of Rheumatic Fever (RF) in the U.S. is one in a million cases of strep throat. Only one out of three patients with RF develop RHD. For every three million antibiotic Rx's only one case of RHD is prevented. **See
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Granular pharyngitis symptoms? Been diagnosed. What should I do now, other than medicine? Have 99.3 fever at 11.30 am
Nasal Irrigation: Not sure of your diagnosis. If it is bumps on back of throat called post pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia, that usually is caused by chronic postnasal drip. Best use hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator use nasal tip to clear nose and use throat tip to clear throat. ...Read more
Granular pharyngitis: This is one form of chronic pharyngitis and is created by the repetitive inflammatory episodes, usually caused by viral infections, but can also be allergic and bacterial. The best way to deal with this is to see an ENT doctor who may be able to establish a cause and prevent its recurrence. Best wishes. ...Read more
I recently had a laryngoscopy and the doctor identified that I have Granular Pharyngitis. I always feel my throat heavy due to cough and have to clear my throat constantly. This has caused my voice to become low pitched and hoarse. I have been facing this
Depends: Pharyngitis means inflammation of the pharynx causing a sore throat. If the sore throat is caused by a virus it can be easily cured. If the sore throat is caused by throat cancer it is really serious and needs serious treatments which may include chemo, radiation, surgery etc. So a sore throat that does not go away after a few weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
GERD: Often, a sore throat in an adult is not bacterial. The cause of inflammation of the back of the throat is either viral, irritation from smoking or very commonly secondary to reflux of acid from the stomach. This high reflux also called laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux or LPR causes three major symptoms. 1.) sore throat, 2.) voice changes, and 3.) cough. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Laryngitis is swelling, infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice
The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more
Culture/throat: Infection of the sinuses, throat and lungs can occur at the same time. In the event that a bacterial illness is causing the disease, then an antibiotic is indicated. A culture of your throat or sputum culture will help your doctor determine the best treatment. Monitoring your temperature and treatment of fever, staying well hydrated and rest will help in the recovery. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Amikacin is an intravenous aminoglycoside class antibiotic.
Pharyngitis is usually an outpatient issue that can be handled with oral antibiotics.
I'm guessing the patient is hospitalized, and if it's a complicated case of pharyngitis (abcess?) then antibiotics should be directed towards whatever is cultured. ...Read more
Depends on cause:
If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.
Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days.
If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
This site is MedCare: This site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care. The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis, are either Dictors office nurse or in ER. It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more
What is the recommended duration of using penzathine penicillin 1, 2million in case of chronic pharyngitis?
None: Benzathine penicillin is an injected material which provides low dose levels of pcn for a longer time than single doses orally. Chronic pharyngitis is seldom due to bacteria, and if it is, penicillin, particularly benzathine is not likely to help. You need to see a doctor and be evaluated. None of this makes sense. ...Read more
I developed rheumatic fever at 23. I've been havin pharyngitis often over the past 4 years. Could the condition reappear?
Is it possible to have pharyngitis and tonsilitus together? Is it contagious? Can it reoccur? How can I make sure it doesn't happen again?
Sure: Yes, since tonsils are located in your pharynx, it is common for both to be infected at the same time. If it is caused by an infection, you will be contagious. Some causes are more contagious than others. As for stopping it form happening again, that is more difficult. Make sure you use good oral hygiene, don't share eating utensils (silverware, cups, bottles) with others and keep away from sick. ...Read more
Is pharyngitis supposed to be painful? And also include body aches all over. What should I take for the pain otc.? How long is recovery time usually?
Yes: Yes any inflammatory process in any part of body is painful and needs appropriate treatment for that, any otc anti inflammatory helpful for pain, it is better you see your doctor to find out cause. ...Read more
How severe?: If the symptoms are mild and go away in a day or two and if you are otherwise healthy then probably not. However, if the pain is moderate to severe then I would recommend getting checked out. Group a strep is one of the causes of pharyngitis (as well as tonsillitis) and it would be important to know if this is the cause of the infection. This bacteria has the potential to cause other problems. ...Read more
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
See your doctor &: Get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. Salt/1 cup water, Popsicles (not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis causing infection
also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing. ...Read more