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Sore Throat And Bad Taste In Mouth
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
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Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed.
My boyfriend has a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, bad taste in his mouth and he has two holes in tonsils with green pus. What is your intake?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain.
I have a sore throat, nose congestion, bad taste in mouth and a lump in throat feeling for more then 10 days. Is this a possible sinus infection?
Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?
Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right tonsil is slightly red, painful to swallow and slight fevers! Help?
Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?
I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?
Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a fever since yesterday, sore throat, hard to swallow, throw up a couple of times and a bad taste in my mouth. Is it a cold or something el?
That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.
I have mucus drainage that has a bad taste in the back of my throat and am now getting a sore throat. Do you know why this could possibly be?
See below: Bad-tasting mucus drainage might come from infected sinuses (do u have any pain or pressure over sinus areas?), throat infection, dental abscess. Any fever? If u have any tooth decay, see dentist. Otherwise, see pcp if fever &/or sinus pain/pressure. May be viral in origin in which case antibiotics are useless but doc can test for strep, which responds to antibiotics.
Got a very bad sore throat and a funny taste in my mouth and looks like I may have tonsil stones. What can it be?
Strep: It may by be strep throat. See a physician and get a definitive diagnosis
I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?
Sore throat, very smooth oral mucosa, bad mouth taste and tingling lips and itchy rash on hands feet and lips together with UTI, any possible diagnosis?
Multiple: You have a variety of symptoms involving lips, hands, feet, urinary tract, mouth. That it is difficult to guess at a diagnosis. Please see a family doctor to get an accurate history as to duration and severity and sequence of your symptoms. After some testing, a diagnosis will be reached. Best of luck and salaams.
Bad sore throat. 101 fever. Flu-like sx. Throat not red, has gray/white film. Bloody taste in throat. No tonsils. Could it be strep?
Swollen taste buds on tongue, I have a bad head cold, sore throat and sinusitis. Also feels like something is stuck in my throat?? Cancer or nothing
Likely allergy/atopy: Your symptoms are suggestive of allergy (atopy). If they persist, you should see your local doctor.
I don't have tonsils anymore. I have a really bad sore throat, when I cough bad taste from a little bit of mucus, slight fever and upset stomach. Tire?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.
Had bad smell/taste in nose throat with fever aches pain left arm sore throat large glands white tonsils heafache bellyache not hungry very tired?
See MD: It would appear that you may acute tonsillitis and need to be evaluated.
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