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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Overview)

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 called a sore throat.


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I was diagnosed with pharyngitis (painless). The doc. Suggested no meds only vitamin c. How does painless pharyngitis come about? Do u recommend meds?

I was diagnosed with pharyngitis (painless). The doc. Suggested no meds only vitamin c. How does painless pharyngitis come about? Do u recommend meds?

Pharyngitis-??: Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the back of the throat caused by bacterial or viral infection, or mechanical irritation like stomach acid. What was seen to diagnose this? If you have no pain or other symptoms you may want to visit an ENT to get a better look at your throat. Vitamin c will do nothing for pharyngitis, but a multivitamin is always a good idea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Overview)

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 called a sore throat.


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What if symptoms of pharyngitis is present but the throat culture is negative?

What if symptoms of pharyngitis is present but the throat culture is negative?

Likely a virus: Up to 2/3 of throat infections are due to viral illnesses & will eventually heal without antibiotics.Use of throat lossenges & sprays help.An effort to should be made to maintain proper fluid intake in spite of discomfort as it will shorten the illness in most cases. ...Read more

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18 d ago i gave head for 3 sec , started to have fever, candida , pharyngitis. Went to the doctor to treat that , drugs gave me diahrea , but its also a sign of HIV ? Also too took tests at d10 was -

18 d ago i gave head for 3 sec , started to have fever, candida , pharyngitis. Went to the doctor to treat that , drugs gave me diahrea , but its also a sign of HIV ? Also too took tests at d10 was -

Six Weeks: Although it is unlikely that you would have picked up HIV from what you have described, it takes about six weeks at the earliest for tests to determine if you picked up HIV from that exposure. While thrush can be a sign of hiv, i would not expect it to show that quickly after exposure. It is possible that the other person had a yeast infection and you picked that up. ...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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Daughter has one enlarged tonsil x one yr with only two pharyngitis diagnoses. Went to ENT and they want to take it out right away. Do i need a se?

Daughter has one enlarged tonsil x one yr with only two  pharyngitis diagnoses.  Went to ENT and they want to take it out right away.  Do i need a se?

Depends: If one tonsil appears unusually large it may have had a prior abscess & might deserve to come out. If you are concerned about jumping into surgery right away get another opinion, preferably from someone not directly affiliated with the first doc. ...Read more

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I am was suffering from pharyngitis, I was taking medicine for 10 days but not back to normal still?

I am was suffering from pharyngitis, I was taking medicine for 10 days but not back to normal still?

Pharyngitis: What symptoms do you have? Fever? Sinus pressure? Purulent nasal discharge? Productive cough? If you're still having significant symptoms, perhaps the infection was viral or resistant bacteria. See your doc for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have viral pharyngitis?

How do I know if I have viral pharyngitis?

Other symptoms: Most cases in adults are viral. If you also have a runny nose and/or a cough, that is viral. If it's only a pharyngitis, there is a very small chance that it's strep and more rarely other bacteria. ...Read more

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If I drink cold water or in cold weather it causes pharyngitis how to improve my immunity?

Never heard of it.: Never heard of cold water causing pharyngitis. However you may try drinking it slower and see if the problem still continues. As for cold weather, I can only theorize that this can happen if you breathe through your mouth instead of your nose. If your nose is obstructed, reducing the nasal blockage may allow you to breathe through your nose. ...Read more