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Sure can!: Bacteria are great space invaders if given the opportunity from mouth to mouth. Mouth to genitals will not give your vagina "strep" throat as it is a different "orifice". Alpha streptococcus is commonly found in the vagina and beta strep is the pathogen for strep throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
Probably not: Your symptoms could very well be a viral infection, which does not require antibiotics. If you have thick green mucous for 7 days it greater, there is an increased probability with the symptoms you describe. Best to have an evaluation so you can get prompt treatment. ...Read more
100-102F fever for 2-3 days
headache, earache & sore throat
Call doctor or treat fever/pain with NSAIDs, rest, fluids?
Had sore throat, hi fever, swollen gums, canker sores, aches. Diagnosed as bacterial tonsilitis, given amox. 5 days later, only fever+throat is better?
Canker Sores: The cause of canker sores is not clear. It is most likely due to your body's own defenses following an attack or injury. They go away by themselves. Most medications treat the discomfort of the sore, not the actual sore. An antibiotic will only treat a bacterial attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! what to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?
Clear fluids: Give small amounts of pedialyte of chicken broth sweetened with a small amount of sugar to prevent dehydration. If you start with 1/2 tsp every 10-15 minutes you can often give enough fluids to prevent or treat dehydration. Increase amount of 1/2 tsp every hour or so as tolerated. Your child sounds like one the pediatrician should see. May want to do a rapid strep screen & assess for dehydration. ...Read more
Fever Lasting 5 days . Taking antibiotics for ear infection 3rdday. Fever increases around 6 hrs after Motrin. Coughing and irregular runny nose?
Which specialist deals with oral stds, oral infections and oral herpes. Kissed a girl 2 days ago need to check for any stds, infections or herpes.
1yo has high fever, diarrhea, cough and runny nose for days. Not improving despite medication. What's wrong? Virus or bacteria?
Prob virus: With that constellation of symptoms, it is likely a virus; what is concerning is the high fever and diarrhea. If his temperatures are about 104, he runs the risk of febrile seizures; if you can't keep him hydrated enough, he runs the risk of dehydration, fast. If it's been going on for days, i would take him to see a doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Without active lesions it would be very rare to transmit this infection to the genitals. It is possible to have a small lesion and not be aware of it and thus transmit it. The two types are so very similar that oral herpes can cause genital herpes. If you have herpes in your vagina you may not be aware but you are almost certain to see a herpes lesion on the penis. Genital herpes can infect mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too
Urgent care: With a fever and "draining" (I'm assuming your ear?), I would recommend you see your doc or go to an urgent care clinic for a proper physical examination, including an examination of the ear, surrounding structures, and your nose and throat. It is possible you may require antibiotics. Your baby may need to be seen too. ...Read more
Coughing: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
It can if sensitive: It can if the bacteria is still sensitive to Amoxicillin.There has been lot of resistance to Amoxicillin for last several years and is not recommended as first line antibiotics. Cipro and Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Ceftrioxone are first line antibiotics recommended till culture and sensitivity report is available ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Persistent sore throat/fatigue after oral. Doc say chronic tonsilitis, rehenitis. std/hiv/mono/strep neg Antibotics,steriods,post nasal meds not help.
Oral what?: When I was resident at a county hospital, we treated what appeared to be an outbreak of oral gonorrhea amongst people your age with the same symptoms who had oral sex (culture confirmed). There are still some unanswered questions- mainly the thought that a healthy immune system should prevent this. But for what it's worth, I thought I would mention this experience with a clinical "zebra." ...Read more
Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?
Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more
My 9 month old developed croup thurs , had the oral steroid & fever broke on Fri but it came back sun off & on-do we go back to the dr?
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient it is slighytly possible ...Read more
No worries.: The body's normal temperature will fluctuate depending on the time of day, if you have recently eaten something hot or cold, and for many other reasons. A temperature of 99 is not something to worry about. ...Read more
So my temp orally was 99.2 but.My alxiary temp was 99.3 so adding a point.Would.Make it.100.3 right so what do I go by oral or axillary? Fever?
Not sure: Fever blisters or hsv i viral outbreaks can be shortened by immediate use of zovirax, (acyclovir) but if not taken before 48 or so hours into it, it will be of little benefit. I do not know the specific body clearance for the drug, but as it is dosed every 4 hours, i imagine it is cleared rapidly. Medication most helpful if you feel an outbreak coming on, waiting only reduces effectiveness. Good luck! ...Read more
Wat do we do if low grade fever develops with lethargic afta 2 courses of antibiotic both IV n oral taken.D fever initialy settled afta both d course?
See an ID doctor: You have a potentially very serious medical situation and should not let this progress further without a full detailed evaluation by an infectious diseases expert. I can think of numerous explanations which might exist here, none of them good. This may not be infectious. Compile a full list of all symptoms and bring your medical records with you when you go. Good luck. Hope this proves benign. ...Read more
Should I be worried about the kinds of fruits and vegetables I eat because I have hay fever, oral allergy syndrome, and cholinergic urticaria?
If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?
Be careful: both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. best to stay away from lesions ...Read more
Is 99.1oral temperature a fever? My oral temperature is always between 98.6 and 99.1?.Please advice
Yestarday my gf did oral sex to me and today she have fever and oral infection, why? Do i have a STD or something?
Hope you don't: What are the chances that you acquired an STD from someone? You would likely know if you had gonorrhea. But, timeline seems too rapid for her to have developed an STD from oral sex within a matter of hours. Her oral infection was likely brewing & non-symptomatic when you had sex. ...Read more
I have oral hair leukoplakia and fever, lymphnodes..etc but HIV PCR RNA 5,15 week; HIV ab 8,13,28,33 weeks all neg, am I HIV free?? Ebv is caus?
Could be-: If repeated HIV testing is (-), and oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is present, then you don't have HIV. You have another type of viral infection . EBV is certainly a leading diagnosis- there are specific blood tests that can determine if you have an active or past infection. If the OHL is a soft diagnosis, consider other viruses such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6). ...Read more
The symptoms my gf have is sore throat,fever, after oral sex but we are been together 4 a year and now she have this and i dont have nothing, what is?
>100.4 F/ 38C: The normal body temperature will fluctuate during the 24 hr day. The metabolism/activity influences the level detected. Those in a normal day/night pattern are often lower around 4-5 AM and higher 4-5PM . ...Read more
What is the normal recital temp? My oral temp is 98.5 and my recital temp is 99.5. Is this a fever ?
Below: The average normal oral temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). A rectal temperature is 0.5°F (0.3°C) to 1°F (0.6°C) higher than an oral temperature. ...Read more
When I take temp with temporal scanner it says 99.8 or 100 but when I use digital oral thermometer it says 97.6. Fever??
Fever: This is doubtful, but have no way in which to determine the accuracy of either thermometer. If you have other symptoms you might want to visit with your PCP. Good luck. ...Read more