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Strep Throat Bad Taste In Mouth
Hi. I tested neg for rapped strep test. Hard to swallow, very sore throat for 5 days. Bad taste in mouth,?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I had strep throat completed 10 days of antibiotic about 4 days ago. Now I have a congested cough that has a very bad taste when I cough. Any suggesti?
Infection: It is possible that your lower respiratory tract has become infected with a different or similar, resistant bacteria which is causing bronchitis. You may need additional antibiotics with a medication that will better target this area. Guaifenesin, more liquids, & humidification may help. You should discuss this with your doctor or I am available, if you need further assistance. ...Read more
Monday I was given penicillin v 500 mg for strep throat. Still have a lot of pain & now I have a horrible taste in my mouth. How long to take effect?
Rule of thumb: I tell my patients if they are not better, much better, in 48 hours, likely the medicine is not working. So in 2 days and you still have problem go back to your doctor. We say that as we don't want our patients to have complications of a disease left untreated properly. ...Read more
Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and I noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.
See md: Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Especially ask to examine the growth on the back of the tongue. Your doctor then can refer you to see an ear nose and throat doctor for further examination including a biopsy if the growth is confirmed and looks suspicious. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. My tongue suddenly started hurting really bad. What is going on?
Strep endotoxins: Likely you have "strawberry tongue", a condition associated with strep infections. Certain strep bacteria secrete substances called endotoxins that can cause the type of pain in tongue you describe. As your strep is treated and the bacteria killed, more of the endotoxins can be released. Continue your antibiotics as prescribed, use Ibuprofen for pain, and call doc if not improving or tongue swells. ...Read more
I think I have strep throat. My throat hurts and is covered in yellow bumps. I also spit up a bloody ball of something. Is this strep throat? How bad?
Strep throat: Only a doctor can make the diagnosis by examining you and doing one of several possible tests on a throat swab, or if it is typically strep clinically they may just treat you. Treatment will not necessarily alter the course of the illness if started more than 24 hrs after onset, but it will prevent poststreptococcal complications, namely acute rheumatic fever. Go and see somebody now. ...Read more
On amoxicillin 4 strep. Throat feels better. Back of neck near base of head hurts really bad like a pulled muscle. On 1 side. Pain comes and goes. ER?
My mouth is constantly dry. The dryness makes me feel as if I have a strep throat at times. Any advice?
Get checked: Have an ENT evaluate for the presence of infection or toxins in your nasopharynx. If there is an infection the biomarker l-homocysteine will resonate with the area of dyness. The most common toxin in the throat is mold toxins, followed by VOCs. There is urine testing available to document the presence of mold toxins. ...Read more
Poss: Could be similar in symptoms. Pain, etc... ...Read more
What does it means when you have a strep throat and you wake up with blood in your mouth is it coming from the throat? And why
It is possible: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Most are viruses: Toddlers are constantly chewing/sucking their fingers or touching the world around them. That gives them ample opportunity to sample every virus or bacteria that exists in their environment. Their mouth/throat is the entrance to their immune system and tonsils that react when stimulated. Strep is sensitive to antibiotics but the viruses must run their course. ...Read more
Red pain full irritation in back of the mouth by the end of the soft palate can it be a strep throat?
See doctor: Call your physician to be seen and have strep test. ...Read more
I went to the doctor and told my symptoms he looked into my mouth and said I have strep throat without doing any other tests is this wrong?
I have strep throat and it hurts to open my mouth. My jaw hurts every time I try to widen it. Is that normal with strep if not, what could it be? Why?
It is not unusual: You are likely have a referred pain to the area mentioned. If pain persists after your treatment then seek a follow up consult. Take care. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: Chris, There are several possibilities. A strep screen is about 80-85% accurate. Strep is therefore still a slight possibility. More likely is a viral pharyngitis, which would cause the same symptoms, usually last 5-7 days, then get better on its own. Lastly, you could have mono, if you haven't before. In that case, it would last 6 weeks. If it doesn't go away in a week see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Today my doctor diagnose me with strep throat does strep throat cause dry mouth and coughing especially near cold hot temperture?
I have strep throat and now that it is going away, the top left of the roof of my mouth is becoming really raw and irritated. What should I do?
Roof of mouth:
Although this may heal on it's own, it would be a good idea to have this examined by your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist.
It may be unrelated to the step throat. Any sore or lesion in the mouth that doesn't heal within 10-14 days should be examined. ...Read more
My 2 year old Has strep throat, she got a shot on Wednesday morning it's Saturday and she is still not feeling good and shehas blister in her mouth?
It happens: Did they verify the strep with a test? Was the shot a penicillin based drug? Even if both were done, some kids carry additional throat germs (viruses) as a co-infection and take longer to improve. As long as the kid stays well hydrated and is feeding okay, you can monitor through the weekend. Call the office on Monday if things are not improving. ...Read more
I have sores all over my mouth that are big and keep getting worse. I have strep throat while this is going on. And idea what it might be? Also I have these bumps between my fingers.
8 year old has painful 5ml puss filled sack on the inside of the cheek seen from the mouth, no fever brother currently being treated for strep throat?
Pus sack not good: I recommend that you have that evaluated by an ENT doctor could be the start of something more serious. ...Read more
I have strep throat. Took 3 pills250 clarithromycin had to stop due to mouth itching. Got through two days of zpack and itching. Enough to kill it?
Maybe/maybe not: There are some strains that are relatively resistant to that family of antibiotics. A partial treatment may be too brief and you may remain contageous. You might check back with your doc and see if s/he will send out something else. ...Read more
I had strep throat a month ago and since then I have had pea sized bumps at the back of my mouth behind my uvula. I also have a severe sore throat?
Follow up exam: Have you informed your physician of this and did you finish your medications? Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a canker sore and strep throat. A sore similar to the canker sore in my mouth has appeared more on my actual lip. Is this normal?
Herpes?: A very common cause of sores on the lips (not inside like canker sores) is oral herpes ("cold sore", "fever blister"). As these names suggest, other infections like colds or strep throat can trigger herpes outbreaks in persons infected with type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1). Herpes is especially likely if it started like a blister or pimple. See a doctor ASAP to confirm diagnosis and Rx advice. ...Read more
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