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Pharynx Infection Symptoms
Throat infection: Throat infection can cause a lot of possible symptoms. Not everybody gets all of them, but your likely to get at least some of them. One of the most common symptoms is sore throat. This isn't universal, but it's close. Redness of the throat, white pus on the tonsils or throat are common. Swelling of the tonsils and/or the soft tissues, fevers, difficulty/painful swallowing and bad breath. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Some common ones...:
Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes.
Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a 37 year old female who is suffering from a throat (oral) yeast infection.? s: how long do symptoms last and how can I never get this again?
Thrush: Thrush is never normal and requires a cause, like taking antibiotics, taking oral steroids, using a steroid inhaler or topical spray, or underlying disease like immunodeficiency. Make sure you know the cause and avoid, minimize, or treat it. In meantime you need anti fungal medication to prevent progression of the candidal infection to 'esophagitis' for example. At minimum nystatin or Diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more
Sinus issues: Have you tried decongesting and using a nasal rinse ...Read more
0.5 lymph node in neck for more than a year doc said it can be due to gum infection should I get a biopsy? No other symptoms
Leave it alone: All young adult have at least one palpable node, usually more. If it's stable and not obviously abnormal, it's almost certainly your friend. ...Read more
I have a swelling in the neck, but had no symptoms of infection or swelling in the groin or armpit. What should I do?
Yes: Lymph bodes can be enlarged and limited to one specific area. An exam would help identify possible causes. ...Read more
I do not have any cold symptoms or infection signs but I keep having a shooting pain in my nasal cavity that travels down to my neck.
I am recently noticing a white curdlike substance coming from back of throat. What could it be? Allergy related or infection? No other symptoms exist
Most likely this is: This is most likely represent infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a massive smoker aged 24, I fall sick (fever, cold, throat infections) regularly in a span of 2 to 3 months, is this a symptom for something big?
You answered. ....: ....your own question. You said "massive" smoker. Doesn't that sound like something BIG? Smoking really does cause cancer, as well as chronic bronchitis, COPD, and a bunch of other stuff that may not be very pleasant later on. Now at 24, you are getting throat infections every couple of months. Soon it will be acute bronchitis and pneumonia every few months. Stop smoking now-SaveYourLife! ...Read more
Does chlamydi spread throughout the body or is it confined to the area of initial infection? (I only have symptoms in my penis) - not throat or anus
Local: This germ likes to live within specific tissue like those in the surfaces of the internal genital tract. It does not invade your blood and go to the rest of your body. ...Read more
I don't know of my theometer had mercury. The thermometer is glass. I'm taking meds because I have throat infection. I'm afriad. I have no symptoms yet?
Don't panic: First, if the thermometer is not broken then any potential mercury is trapped inside and can not harm you. Second, it the thermometer did break and it did have mercury inside your individual exposure would be very, very low not enough to be a problem with just one exposure. If you are really concerned bout future use, buy a new digital thermometer. ...Read more
4 year old son has post nasal drip with a slight throat infection and flu symptoms - what otc medicine can I get for him?
I'm having cold symptoms now. Having slight headache and throat infection. Please advice how to stop sinus infection as I usually get after this.
ENT: I would go to an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Dr. And get evaluated. Could be some allergies also. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my throat is itchy. I thought it could be a possible yeast infection rather than symptoms of an STD since the?
I have had extremely sore ears and neck (near mastoid bone). However I also exhibit no symptoms of a infection e.G swelling, fever, fluid in ear?
Do both of your ears hurt? How about your nose? Do you have any other symptoms? It is possible you have a nonspecific viral infection.
Rarely, a disease called relapsing polychondritis can present with these symptoms. ...Read more
Went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and doctor said I had a throat infection and gave me a Zpack. I am now having yeast infection symptoms. What do I do?
Can laryngitis be treated? About 6 days ago I developed a sinus infection and sore throat. After 2 days those symtpoms vanished, but now have had laryngitis for 4 days. How can I treat this?
Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for now nothing better to offer. For laryngitis allow voice rest, hot thick drinks like warm milk or tea with honey, hydration/humidification, let it run its course - should resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more
How can I treat laryngitis? I have recently had a sinus infection and sore throat. Those symptoms lasted only a couple of days, but have had laryngitis for 4 days. Is there something special I could be doing to help and how long could this last?
Not much: Acute laryngitis following a an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, ? Sinusitis) is almost always viral. Laryngitis is secondary to post nasal drainage leading to swelling of the vocal folds (laryngitis). Fluids, vitamin c and let your immune system eradicate the virus. If you are not significantly better in 10 to 14 days, see your physician. ...Read more
I was bitten and given antibiotics for an infection. It's been 24hrs, the swellings gone down slightly but I have flu symptoms and sore throat. Help?
Bite: Sounds like a response to the bite you should get some blood tests to look at lyme (if it was a tick) and other diseases that can be carried by mosquitoes ...Read more
I have a very sore throat with no other symptoms but have healing ruptured eardrums that are vulnerable to infection. Do I need to go to the doctor?
I have pain in right ear, right side of throat and upper back pain, is this just a sinus infection? I have never had these symptoms before w/ sinus in
More history: Need more information. How are your nasal passages? Drainage??? Coughing? Need more symptoms care your doctor if persists ...Read more
What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?
with symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and fever probably, you are likely suffering from a viral respiratory infection. These will run their course of about a week. During this time, symptomatic relief can be achieved by taking medications such as ibuprofen, claritin, (loratadine) and sudafed. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
After 11 days of cold symptoms, I have a sore throat, laryngitis and a low grade fever. Signs of secondary infection?
Worsening: Significant worsening of symptoms after you appear to be on the upswing. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of yeast infection in my mouth.? I have white stuff on my tongue back of throat hurts when I swolow and feels dry.
Can I have symptoms of early HIV infection 2 or 3 days after exposure. Started high fever, sore throat, and extreme soreness in my leg and butt.
Acute HIV infection: You can have symptoms of an acute (new) HIV infection. They are similar to mono - with sore throat and achiness. (i hope an expert weighs in on how early this can occur.) there is a blood test that shows HIV 'viral load, ' i.e., how many copies of the HIV virus a person has. This is usually done if a very high risk event has occurred: significant exposure with known HIV positive partner. ...Read more
What could I have? My symptoms: Lt eye infection, Rt side facial pain, sore throat, headache, fever
Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more