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I have just gotten over a minor eye infection nd now my throat and head hurt. I have been exercising for up to two hour everyday for a week now?

I have just gotten over a minor eye infection nd now my throat and head hurt. I have been exercising for up to two hour everyday for a week now?

Virus: These are pretty classical symptoms for adenovirus. You might have a somewhat depressed immune system due to increased workouts. Make sure you get plenty of rest, eat well, and drink lots of water. Wash your hands frequently for now too! ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Drinking lemon juice help while eye infection and throat infection?

Drinking lemon juice help while eye infection and throat infection?

No: There is no reason to suspect lemon juice will help either an eye or throat infection. Antibiotics are treatment of choice; go see your doctor! ...Read more

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Resolved eye infection 9 days ago with ABx throat is still very sore. Doctor says it looks fine but the pain is behind the tonsils where you cant see.

Resolved eye infection 9 days ago with ABx throat is still very sore. Doctor says it looks fine but the pain is behind the tonsils where you cant see.

Keep gargling with: Warm saline (1 tsp salt in glass of warm water and stir.) It can take time to heal. You can check with your PCP to find out what to do. If you have post nasal drip, it can irritate it more. You can use OTC Tylenol or Motrin to alleviate the pain. If it's feeling swollen with fever or headache, see your doctor in person for further management. ...Read more

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Last week I had an eye infection and this week I have strep. Are they related?

Last week I had an eye infection and this week I have strep. Are they related?

Sure it's strep?: Are you sure it was strep? If it was just a sore throat that was not confirmed as strep, then you may be having viral conjunctivitis from an adenovirus. ...Read more

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Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? Or is it related to stress

Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? Or is it related to stress

Possibly: I definitely don't think you get lumps in your neck or eye infections from stress. I think we would most usually expect a palpable/"feel able" lymph node from an eye infection to be behind the ear but the neck is not that far away! Perhaps there was some low grade infection near your eye as well. If all improving, OK to watch; if lymph node enlargement persists 3-4 weeks, see Doc. Stay well! ...Read more

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Can ear infection turn into strep throat?

Can ear infection turn into strep throat?

Separate real estate: Ear infections arise after mucous accumulates in the middle ear during a cold or other event. Throat germs climb up the Eustachian tubes to feed on it. It becomes a separate walled off infection. A person can acquire a strep throat at near the same time but not from the ear. (the germs of ear infections are different.) ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection. ...Read more

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Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. Strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Hey, I never really smoked before but yesterday I had a few and now I have some white spots on my throat. Strep throat? Mononucleosis? Infection?

Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 4 times/day if you have a fever or feel uncomfortable. If your symptoms do not improve in 4-5 days you should have a strep test. If strep throat is not treated with antibiotics, it can lead to serious consequences. DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

Of Course: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts. With your wife, depends upon how close... ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

Throat culture: Is the most specific means to determining the exact cause of a sore throat. Rapid tests such as throat swabs will detect Strep infections with 80% accuracy, but will provide no information about a specific viral cause. Blood tests may be helpful in determining if antibiotics are warranted. Be wary of those who diagnose a throat infection by sight alone. ...Read more

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Hi can a ear infection cause strep throat because My throat is hurting it started hurting today. So could ear infection turn into strep throat.?

Hi can a ear infection cause strep throat because My throat is hurting it started hurting today. So could ear infection turn into strep throat.?

No: An ear infection is always secondary to an infection, viral or bacterial in the back of the nose. Never the other way around. That is, an ear infection does not lead to a throat infection.
It is most likely that a throat/nose infection, usually viral leads to an ear infection. Incidentally, Streptococcus is not a common bacterial cause of otitis media. ...Read more

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My son has a strep infection on his bottom, can we get strep throat from that?

Depends: Which strep? Group A strep is the common cause of throat infections and is occasionally seen as a perianal skin infection.In theory if the germ contaminates the kids clothing and gets on your hands it could pass & cause strep throat. There is a strep B that is a common germ in poop at any age. It occasionally causes UTI's in women & can be a problem during childbirth but is otherwise benign ...Read more

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What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

Antibiotics: 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. ...Read more

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I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

Hematogenous spread: Osteomyelitis in children unlike in adults is often caused by hematogenous or blood stream spread. You could have had a bacteremia from your strep throat that seeded your bone and caused osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...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


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more