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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year.
All tests negative
Throat cultures clean
Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more
Flu vs strep throat: Flu: fever, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, body aches, cough, thick sputum, facial swelling, insomnia, fatigue, malaise. Strep throat: fever, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, body aches, cough, thick sputum, facial swelling, insomnia, fatigue, malaise. Not much difference between those two conditions huh? Guess you may need to get to a doctor to get diagnosed. ...Read more
Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?
The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a fever in the absence of cold symptoms like cough and runny nose, they should be checked for strep. Whether or not they have tonsils, they can also have headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or rashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever & URI symptoms: How old r u? Did u have flu shot ? How long have u had the fever for? If it has not been for more than 2-3 days and is not higher than 100.3 u can wait it out if u are older than 5 yrs. Old. Try soem Acetaminophen for fever and body aches. U could try dayqui which also has acetaminphen with decongestant. If ur fever is higher and does not repsond to Acetaminophen u should be seen by ur doc. ...Read more
Sore throat with phlegm for7days ¬ improving.no runny nose or other cold/flu symptoms.had mono in 2009.strep negative.I feel awful&fatigued.
Follow up with Doc: Follow up with your PCM if you are not improving, particularly if you are running a fever or if your cough is getting worse. Rapid Strep tests are helpful diagnostic tools, but are often falsely negative. A Strep culture is more reliable, but takes 3-4 days for results. Bottom line, if you are feeling worse, your Physician will want to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Year round: It does peak during times when people spend more time in doors, around holidays and the buying season around Christmas. This is more from opportunity than any other feature. Unfortunately a percentage of the population are carriers of the germ but unaffected by illness. These tend to be a reservoir for strep transfer to vulnerable people year round. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An infection in throat can influence the mouth. The bacteria can cause oral inflammation making the gums sore and bleeding which is gingivitis. You may be mouth breathing which is a drying and irritating activity. Rinse and gargle with warm salt water. Keep up with brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not particularly: Strep A pharyngitis can be painful and complicated for anyone, pregnant or not. Such localized infections do not enter the blood, which is what it would have to do to get to baby. Recognition and confirmation by testing followed by simple antibiotic therapy can proceed just as it would any other time. The doc would select a treatment that would not bother baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow pus? blisters back of throat lasting >1 year. Not pharyngitis, streptococcus, laryngitis and multiple throat cultures all came back clear.
Sounds like: you have chronically infected TONSILS ("so called CRYPTIC" tonsils..These would produce negative cultures at this point! Surgical removal is the treatment of choice although some recommend LONG TERM ANTIBIOTICS. You need the opinion of a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) SPECIALIST... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?
Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to the ear and cause dizziness. A Cat scan of sinuses can help. A more unlikely but possible cause is reflux disease. (GERD) While not typical, gastric fluid coming up in the throat during sleep can cause the symptoms as well. An ENT surgeon can help. ...Read more
Diagnosed with strep Group G. I get frequent sore throats. Any more info on specific group G strep?
That's odd.: The streptococcus subtype that they usually look for in the throat is group A or strep pyrogenes. That's the one that if untreated sometimes leads to rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. The group B variety is sometimes found in mother's vaginas just prior to delivery and if she is giving birth by the vaginal route the newborn can contract either respiratory distress syndrome or meningitis. ...Read more
Strep throat. Raw tounge with bumps. Chapped lips. Cfnp says thrush. Any other possibilities? Third time change in diagnosis. Meds arent working.
See a doctor: A nurse practitioner may be ok, but once you have been treated unsuccessfully you must question both the diagnosis and the source of treatment. Go and see a real doctor. ...Read more
Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat
Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
Bad migraine, can't put chin to chest, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing, white sores on tonsils and throats, fever of 101.2, sweats, nose congestion, no appetite. went to doctor tested for strep and mono both negative. he gave me amoxicillin any
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