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Sore throat and fever?

Sore throat and fever?

What to do.: If you have significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help/you can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times /day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shingles and sore throat and sensitive scslp?

Shingles and sore throat and sensitive scslp?

Unless shingles: is on your scalp, likely multiple things going on at same time ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache and very swollen and sore throat.. Do I have strep?

Headache and very swollen and sore throat.. Do I have strep?

Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore throat with pain?

Sore throat with pain?

Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

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Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?

Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water  & also peroxide?

See your doctor: Sore glands could be due to an infection in your mouth, sore neck don't know could be anything. You can not treat yourself gargling, you need to get proper diagnosis and treatment, call your dentist or your doctor or both. Please don't wait ...Read more

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My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

My symptoms are a headache and a sore throat scratchy throat, 100.0 temperature

Strep throat: needs to be ruled out with the rapid strep test. If negative then symptomatifc treatment for the viral pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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High fever and sore throat?

High fever and sore throat?

Could be strep: If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment. Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen. ...Read more

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I've had sore throat for 5 days and white spots on minimally swollen tonsils. Also have cough, sore lungs, and runny nose. Virus? Strep? Bronchitis?

I've had sore throat for 5 days and white spots on minimally swollen tonsils. Also have cough, sore lungs, and runny nose.  Virus? Strep? Bronchitis?

Sore throat: All of these symptoms can be related to a common virus. For the moment it is advisable to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain and drink cold fluids including ice slurry drinks to soothe the throat. When your secretions change color you need an antibiotic as the virus infection will turn into a bacterial one with time. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

See below: Strep throat is not normally associated with nasal congestion or other URI symptoms. So, unlikely to be strep throat. ...Read more

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Sinus infection with sore throat and throat muscle pain. Sore throat cleared up with antibiotics but muscle pain comes and goes also small lymph nodes?

Sinus infection with sore throat and throat muscle pain. Sore throat cleared up with antibiotics but muscle pain comes and goes also small lymph nodes?

Sounds normal: Muscle soreness and lymph node swelling can persist for a few days to a week following recovery from illness. If you are otherwise healthy and not taking other medications, OTC NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen can help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Sore thriat: Can be associated with allergies or infection most commonly. Your doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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