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Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what?

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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?

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

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I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

Several: 1. Soft foods
2. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen
3. Humidifier/vaporizer
if this does not help, or if your symptoms worsen, you should see your doctor since things like bacterial throat infections require antibiotics and can't be adequately treated with home remedies alone. ...Read more

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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

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

Antibiotics: Hi
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

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My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early?

My family member is now on antibiotic treatment for strep throat infection. Is there still a possibility to have complications even if treated early?

Unlikely an issue: For strep throat, studies show treatment as late as 9-10 days after first symptoms will shut down the antibody response that leads to rheumatic fever. Early treatment increases the chance that no such problems will occur. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?

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

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How long can azithromycin be taken safely? [for long term treatment] if one has recurrent sinus +chest +throat infection in one go?

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

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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?

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?

No: 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

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

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I have granular pharyngitis and it comes back after completion of my medication. Plz advice?

I have granular pharyngitis and it comes back after completion of my medication. Plz advice?

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

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Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured?

Is pharyngitis really serious or common and can be easily cured?

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

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I am suffering from pharyngitis, I was given medicine 10 days but not cured?

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

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I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Different areas: 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

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How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

1st determine cause: Is it allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip? Strep? Gonorrhea? HPV? Fungal? Have had you a scope? If everything is ok and this is the final diagnosis. Try alternative like apple cider vinegar, pineapple, honey. BUT ALL OTHER Possibilities must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does raspy voice sound like pharyngitis?

Does raspy voice sound like pharyngitis?

That might be a: Symptom of pharyngitis. Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or difficult; hoarseness ; swollen, tender glands on neck. ...Read more

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What is done for a one year old with viral pharyngitis?

What is done for a one year old with viral pharyngitis?

Comfort measures: Rx is focused on encouraging adequate fluid intake in liquids or slushy foods. Other comfort foods & meds like Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are also helpful. Popsicles, chewing gum, suckers etc all can help. ...Read more

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How can I handle sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis?

How can I handle sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis?

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

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What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

What do you think of treating pharyngitis with amikacin?

Overkill?: 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

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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

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

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What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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Do I need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

Do I need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

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

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Is it normal to be treated for pharyngitis with azithromycin?

Is it normal to be treated for pharyngitis with azithromycin?

Commonly prescribed: It's not unusual, but often unnecessary. Most pharyngitis is viral, so antbiotics like Azithromycin are just placebos. Azithromycin would work for strep throat, a type of pharyngitis that should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

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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I have viral pharyngitis and my throat is aching should I be worried?

I have viral pharyngitis and my throat is aching should I be worried?

Usually not: Most problems are viral in origin. Then self limited. In certain viruses are persistent like ebv & have sequela as well as mononucleosis but usually are associatd with other problems. It should last 3 to 5 days. If not seek medical care. ...Read more

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How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

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

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Is a 100.1 temp high with pharyngitis?

No: Actual fever is defined as a temp above 100.4; fever is a natural defense mechanism of the body. Unless you feel very uncomfortable I suggest not taking ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Make sure u hydrate well though as u lose fluids via sweating and fever. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should pharyngitis last?

Pharyngitis: It depends on the cause. Strep will resolve within a week even if it is untreated. With treatment, it will generally get better within 48 hrs. Viral pharyngitis will also usually resove within a week. Mono will last longer and can be more severe. ...Read more

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I have pharyngitis, how long does it take to heal?

5-10 days: Depends on diagnosis causing infection
also which antiobiotic is used and its dosing. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a lifetime relief from pharyngitis?

Not possible: Pharyngitis is a generic term for infection/inflammation of the throat.

If you're talking about streptococcal tonsillitis, tonsillectomy should cure that. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are other ways of curing or easing pharyngitis?

Options: Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try Thyme tea. ...Read more

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What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

Throat infection: Oral sex with a partner that has gonorrhea can lead to infection of the throat. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

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What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

Viral infection: Viral pharyngitis is an infection of the upper throat (the pharynx) caused by a virus. Viral pharyngitis is usually a limited infection and requires no specific treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more