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Sore throat for 4 days. I had strep when I was in my teens. What is it?

Sore throat for 4 days. I had strep when I was in my teens. What is it?

Could be Many Things: There are many possibilities-strep, virus, allergies, irritation, mouthbreathing, smoking. With so little information in this forum, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I had pharyngitis months ago. Now i'm feeling some soreness in my throat again and im always coughing. How do I know if this is still pharyngitis?

I had pharyngitis months ago. Now i'm feeling some soreness in my throat again and im always coughing. How do I know if this is still pharyngitis?

Allergy: Pharyngitis rarely lasts this long. You could have a new upper respiratory illness, allergies, symptoms of environmental issues like smoke or pollution, asthma, or. Even gerd. More information is required in order to narrow this down. Better yet see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get a sore throat on the left side. I had one in June and it was strep but it's happening again. Should I be worried?

I'm starting to get a sore throat on the left side. I had one in June and it was strep but it's happening again. Should I be worried?

Maybe: 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. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Can i still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat?3 days ago my throat started to hurt.Hurts when i swallow.Surgery is on tuesday.

Can i still get endoscopic & septoplasty if I have a very sore throat?3 days ago my throat started to hurt.Hurts when i swallow.Surgery is on tuesday.

Better to defer : It is probably better to defer surgery until you have recovered from your illness. A sore throat can make recovery from surgery more difficult and painful not to mention that your lungs may not be in optimal condition to tolerate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Last night when i was sleeping my throat started to hurt and it still is today. my throat is very sore so i think it is a clod or the flu. bye ?

Last night when i was sleeping my throat started to hurt and it still is today. my throat is very sore so i think it is a clod or the flu. bye ?

Virus likely: This is most likely a viral infection which runs its course in several days; however if the throat symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving,get a rapid throat culture to make sure that it's not a strep throat as this requires antibiotic treatment whereas viral infections don't. In the meantime gargle with warm salt water and use throat lozenges for relief. ...Read more

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Each morning I wake up, for about 4 days now, my throat is unbearable. It seems like it coming from the top back of my throat. When I swallow it hurts extremely bad. I have had a sore throat before and I'm pretty sure this isn't your typical one. After ga

Each morning I wake up, for about 4 days now, my throat is unbearable. It seems like it coming from the top back of my throat. When I swallow it hurts extremely bad. I have had a sore throat before and I'm pretty sure this isn't your typical one. After ga

Could be strep: If you have a severe sore throat it would be a good idea to see a doctor and be checked for strep infection. If it is strep you need antibiotics. With strep throat you often have very painful throat with pus, swollen lymph nodes, fever and no cough. There are other causes of sore throat but it is best to have a doctor look at it if it is severe. ...Read more

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Every March, I develop strep throat. I always treat it fast, however I'm now 14 weeks pregnant. I have had a sore throat and both ears ache for 2 days?

Every March, I develop strep throat. I always treat it fast, however I'm now 14 weeks pregnant. I have had a sore throat and both ears ache for 2 days?

Time for an eval: I would contact your regular doc and have your suspicions confirmed. If needed, most antibiotics have no negative effect on the fetus, but tell the doc you are pregnant if it is not obvious. ...Read more

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I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again. How likely is it that I have strep again?

I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again.  How likely is it that I have strep again?

Strep throat: Do not know how your strep throat was diagnosed, but this can recur for a variety of reasons. Failure of the first therapy because other bacteria were producing enzymes that destroyed the antibiotic, reinfection, wrong diagnosis, and so on and so on. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting sore throat and colds this is my 4 th time i got it been to the doctors got antibiotic but come back again it goes for 2 weeks?

I keep getting sore throat and colds this is my 4 th time i got it been to the doctors got antibiotic  but come back again it goes for 2 weeks?

Not a bacterial infx: Your symptoms are likely caused by a fungus or virus- that is why antibiotics aren't working. Depending on your geoprahic location, example of other diagnoses includes influenza a (virus) infection and pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (valley fever). ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I was given penicillin for an ear infection and my tonsils were extremely swollen; I tested negative for strep type A. I finished my 10 days of medicine and my tonsils are still pretty large but no sore throat or fever. It's awkward to drink

Two weeks ago I was given penicillin for an ear infection and my tonsils were extremely swollen; I tested negative for strep type A. I finished my 10 days of medicine and my tonsils are still pretty large but no sore throat or fever. It's awkward to drink

Could be mono: It is possible to have mononucleosis. This is an EB viral infection. Often times group a strep and mono we'll go together. I suggest that you be tested for mononucleosis. The tonsils are still huge it may even be necessary for consult with a ENT physician. ...Read more

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I am feeling bearable pain in my throat for almost one month. Now, it is more painful. I had parynghitis before. Does sore throat last for a month?

No: Most sore throats are gone within a week of onset. If you have had persistent pain for a month this deserves a trip to your pcp and a good exam. If they are unable to detect the source of the problem, a visit to an recommended ENT doctor should follow. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Had strep throat about 6 weeks ago, took Augmentin twice,now still have a tickle in my throat that is on and off.. what is this and how can i stop it.

Had strep throat about 6 weeks ago, took Augmentin twice,now still have a tickle in my throat that is on and off.. what is this and how can i stop it.

C Rhino sinusitis?: Sinusitis can occur with strep. throat! Once the streptococcal infection subsides the sore throat symptoms disappear. If you have Sinusitis the post nasal drip or tickle does not! The causes of Rhino sinusitis besides bacterial are also viral and allergic! So for persistent tickle see your Doctor or ENT and have him also check you for allergies! ...Read more

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Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had strep B last year.

Hi, I have a painful tonsils this morning and it seems my throat has white spots similar to when I had  strep B last year.

You probably have: it again or could have Strept A. Seek a health care provider for testing. You don't want to go untreated and risk rheumatic disease if it is Strept A. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat about a month. It does hurt a bit when i laugh. I am able to eat and swallow and it doesn't hurt. I have had a strep test twice and nothing came of it. I have had 2 upper respitory colds in the nose and one time it was a fever.

You : You may be dealing with seasonal allergies with post nasal drip. When you are exposed to allergens you get an increase in mucous production. This mucous can drip from your nose down into your throat. This causes throat irritation, pain, redness, and even itching. Start by taking a daily anti-histamine like Claritin or alavert. Also Benadryl can be taken, in addition Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If you do not notice an improvement after a week or two, see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a question. So I am a bit worried. About 3 weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat. The next day it was gone so I checked my throat and my right side was extremely swollen with puss pockets. (I dont have tonsils) Well I started antibiotics

Hello. I have a question. So I am a bit worried. About 3 weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat. The next day it was gone so I checked my throat and my right side was extremely swollen  with puss pockets. (I dont have tonsils) 

Well I started antibiotics

Never do...: You should never start antibiotics on your own if this is what you mean. Many times even when you have "pus" or what seems to be pus this could be related to a viral infection and antibiotics will just create resistance since they are made for bacteria not virus. Even without tonsils you may get infections. f you are feeling sick see your doctor for final diagnosis and treatment as needed. ...Read more

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I had my sphenoids out when i was a teen but IV been had problem with nose very sence, my nose is so sore i can't touch it, what can I use?

I had my sphenoids out when i was a teen but IV been had problem with nose very sence, my nose is so sore i can't touch it, what can I use?

Nasal Pain: It is very difficult to diagnose your problem without examining your nose. Your nasal pain could be due to chronic sinusitis or possible obstructing nasal polyps, causing facial pain and pressure. I would suggest following up with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) to further evaluate your complaints. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat for a few days now. Don't know what it could be? Last wednesday i felt a scratchy sensation in my throat. Didn't think too much of it. Woke up thursday morning coughing up dark brown phlegm with a sore throat. It's been five days now

I have a sore throat for a few days now. Don't know what it could be? Last wednesday i felt a scratchy sensation in my throat. Didn't think too much of it. Woke up thursday morning coughing up dark brown phlegm with a sore throat. It's been five days now

Many : Many sore throats will last 7-10 days. Viral infections will resolve on their own. Bacterial infections may need an antibiotic00strep throat needs an antibiotic or there may be risk of complications down the road (kidney, heart). Given your smoking history, i would not wait much longer than that before getting a full evaluation. You are at an increased risk of oral/throat/larynx cancer. ...Read more

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