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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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I recently developed strep throat and around the first day I had it I was in a pool and I broke out in hives all over my waist, knees, arms, and thighs. (I’m a swimmer and rarely go a week without being in a pool and this has never happened before.) The s

I recently developed strep throat and around the first day I had it I was in a pool and I broke out in hives all over my waist, knees, arms, and thighs. (I’m a swimmer and rarely go a week without being in a pool and this has never happened before.) The s

Drug reaction: I presume that you were given an antibiotic for your strep throat. If this is the first time you took this kind of abx, you may develop an allergy to it in about 10 days. However if the hives occur only when you are in water, it is called aquagenic urticaria for which pre-medication with an antihistamine may help. Note that if cold water is the issue, you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I had strep throat a month ago and developed a rash all over my legs and arms. It is itchy and seems to be getting worse. What could it be?

I had strep throat a month ago and developed a rash all over my legs and arms. It is itchy and seems to be getting worse. What could it be?

Rash with Strep: It sounds as if you may have developed guttate psoriasis which commonly presents after a strep infection. There are other conditions, such as syphilis, which also present with sore throat and a rash. Be sure to get evaluated by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, who will be familiar with the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?

Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?

Drug allergy?: Presumably you were treated with an antibiotic. Sounds like you're having an allergic reaction to it. It's also probable your apparent strep throat is really a viral infection with rash. Contact the doctor treating you; most likely s/he will recommend you stop treatment and prescribe a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?

Hard to tell: It's hard to identify skin lesions by description. They may be insect bites. They may be pimples. They may be other types of sores. See a doctor if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...Read more

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I currently have the Nexplanon implant in my arm. I was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin for strep throat. Will this affect my birth control? How long?

I currently have the Nexplanon implant in my arm. I was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin for strep throat. Will this affect my birth control? How long?

Probably no effect: Since the hormones in Nexplanon bypass your gastrointestinal tract and are delivered directly through your arm into your circulation, oral antibiotics like amoxicillin are not likely to affect the contraceptive effectiveness of the subdermal implant. ...Read more

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High fever arms legs & throat hurt had step 3wks ago could this be strep again?

High fever arms legs & throat hurt had step 3wks ago could this be strep again?

Recurring strep: Recurring strep throat is a very common throat problem. You might contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic was not good enough for any reason. If the problem recurring over 10 times a you should consider having your tonsils removed.
For now, see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Can strep throat cause your tongue to hurt and yellow?

Strep: The tongue in strep is usually red with enlargement of the papillae that make it resemble a strawberry or raspberry. All the best. ...Read more

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Have a strep throat but its also making my teeth hurt is this possible? I am taking clindimycin

Have a strep throat but its also making my teeth hurt is this possible? I am taking clindimycin

Strep throat: With strep throat, or any oral infection, referred pain is not unusual. However, it the tooth pain persists, you should have it examined by your dentist to find out if it is a dental problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to sooth my strep throat? It hurts when I swallow!

What can I do to sooth my strep throat? It hurts when I swallow!

? another antibiotic: Is needed alongside Clindamycin if it is truly strep throat, please see your doctor ...Read more

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What's the signs of strep throat? My throat hurts and every time I yawn. It hurts..

Non-specific: If your throat is infected you can be checked for strep with rapid screening techniques, and this is important because treatment will prevent post-streptococcal complications like rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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With what I can cure strep throat at home? . My throat hurts so bad that I even lost my voice?

With what I can cure strep throat at home? . My throat hurts so bad that I even lost my voice?

Nothing at home: Will treat strep throat. See your doctor and get checked to see if you have strep throat and if you do you need antibiotics to prevent sequel la such a rheumatic fever. You can get symptomatic relief till you see your doctor with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a throat spray such as chloroseptic. ...Read more

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If it hurts badly when I swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should I still go to work

If it hurts badly when I swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should I still go to work

Could be many things: Very sore throats are often strep, but more often they are not. Most frequently they are still caused by viruses, from cold viruses like rhino virus or adenovirus, to viruses like EBV that causes mono. Other bacteria than strep can also infect throat, although these causes are uncommon. Best to get source/cause identified if sick for more than a couple of days or if pain severe. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad, but I am not sure if it is due to allergies or strep throat. How do I find out?

My throat hurts really bad, but I am not sure if it is due to allergies or strep throat. How do I find out?

Sxs & Lab Test: Sxs of strep throat: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Allergies won't normally cause fever or markedly enlarged tonsils. If in doubt - see your physician. Rapid strep test & culture are used to determine if suspicious sxs are due to strep or not. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and when I eat something it hurts (when I swallow) is there a way to make it less painful?

I have strep throat and when I eat something it hurts (when I swallow) is there a way to make it less painful?

Throat spray: I would suggest one of the anesthetic throat sprays like chloroseptic. They contain a compound like phenol that temporarily deadens the pain nerves and can give good temporary relief. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I swallow but this isn't a strep throat because I know how it feels. This happened in the afternoon today.

Could be viral: pharyngitis, or just irritation, use salt water gargles, if this continues, see your doctor, good luck ...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?

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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Is it normal for my throat to hurt worse after a rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection? I have strep throat and im feeling more painful than I was before

Strep effects: When you start treating strep or any other infection you are playing a catch up game with the germ. The tissue injury/pain due to the infection has a head start and does not begin to respond to treatment until the antibiotic has achieved high enough blood/tissue levels to kill the germ. It is not unusual for strep throats to become more intense before responding. It's not the shot, it's the germ. ...Read more

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I think I have strep throat... There is a white line in my throat and it hurts really bad... It is too late to go to doctors... Should I go to school?

You should..: ...Go to your doctor tomorrow and get a strep test. If the strep test is positive, you need antibiotics. If the strep test is negative, it's a virus that will run its course. Do not take antibiotics without a strep test. It's impossible to know with any certainty whether it's strep or not by looking at it...You need a test. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for strep throat or make it not hurt as much?

What's recommended as a cure for strep throat or make it not hurt as much?

Antibiotics + tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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My son is 8 years old and his stomch hurts after having strep throat now he want eat?

Let him eat: It is not uncommon for children with strep throat to experience abdominal pain because of inflammation of peritoneal lymph nodes (on the lining of the bowel). If he is not nauseated by this and is expressing hunger, feed him bland foods or start with liquids to see how well he tolerates it. ...Read more

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I was around my niece yesterday and she got diganosed with strep throat. Today I've been coughing and my throat hurts, should I get tested?

If persists: "strept throat" is contagious, especially with close contact. If your symproms persist and or worsen, than certainly getting tested yourself would not be a bad idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Saturday I shown symptoms of strep throat. Sunday I started taking penicillin. Today is tuesday and my throat still hurts. Whits spots still on throat?

Pharyngitis: It may not be bacterial in origin if you have been on antibiotics for over two days and the pain and white spots are still there. Many viruses have the same symptoms as strep throat. ...Read more

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Can strep throat make your gums and teeth hurt?

Can strep throat make your gums and teeth hurt?

Strep: Strep does not typically cause tooth pain. Dehydration could do this. If you have not seen a doctor yet, please do this. Strep can be a serious infection and is contagious. You need to, be treated. If your teeth are still sensitive after treatment then you should see a dentist. ...Read more

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My throat hurts, but not in a strep throat way. My ears also hurt and the pain sort of feels like in the inner part. Whatshould I do?

Rule out TMJ: Many medical and dental issues can cause that symptom but commonly it may be tmj, muscle spasm and trigger points in the medial and lateral ptyergoid muscles, masseter and temporalis muscles. Capsulitis of the TMJ can lead to similar symptoms as can a dental never abscess in a lower molar. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

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