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Parainfluenza Virus Types 123
Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. amoxicillin for 7 days so far.
H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more
I feel croup when Montelukast effect is at end. I had some influenza 5 months ago. Montelukast helps. Can Montelukast treat parainfluenza virus?
Montelukast: Montelukast is a preventative asthma medication and also used for allergy control. Your 'Croup" symptoms may actually be asthma or allergy symptoms - there is this type of both conditions. So when this is wearing off, your symptoms reappear. This medication does not treat parainfluenza virus, but may minimize some of the associated airway symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old had serious parainfluenza virus infection 2 wks ago. Has now developed nose sniffing/throat clearing tic. Benadryl = no help. Adenoids?
Dx is tic disorder: tic disorder needs to be ignored by parents it will resolve on its own ...Read more
My son had croup 2 days ago. My daughter today has a high fever, no coughing, but she vomitted once. Could it be the same virus or is it totally different. Will I have both a gastro and parainfluenza going through our home?
Likely same virus: Most probably it is the same virus infection in both the children. Only one vomit does not suggest another infection .Your daughter may start coughing later on .Coughing ,diarrhea and vomiting and fever are the common symptoms in respiratory viral infections .Watch your daughter for her symptoms and talk to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daughter has parainfluenza is it normal to loose voice and breath at times from coughing and is diareah normal with this illness?
Yes: Unfortunately this is all part of the illness ...Read more
Son has parainfluenza/croup. His twin woke up coughing but not barky should I keep her home from school ? Could this be early croup?
Parainfluenza: Parainfluenza is contagious. Keep him home.Get a more detailed answer ›