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Strep Throat Swelling
I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. should i crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?
See answer: U have a few options: 1. u can call your doctor and ask for a suspension of the antibiotic that u r taking which may be available.2. U can ask for a pain killer in a liquid or syrup form - take it &wait an hour &once pain is minimal take ur pill 3. Crush pill &make it into a suspension with a Litte water &swallow it 4. Ask ur doctor for a long acting penicillin shot- single shot suffices. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Sore throat : If you have a sore throat 90 percent of the time it will be caused by a virus. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria and must be diagnosed with a rapid strep test by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. Persistent pain and fever should prompt a visit With a mild sore throat, antiinflammatory medicine, analgesics, and cough suppressant can really help. Read this pleasehttp://tinyurl.com/o2gtfjs ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep throat this morning and prescribed amoxicillin. I can barely swallow due to severe swelling/pain in right side of throat.
It happens: If you are having difficulty getting your meds down you could call back and ask them to give you a shot. I would think twice about that because in an adult it usually requires 1 in both buttocks. Drinking chilled or slushy fluids will often numb the pain and allow better fluid intake. ...Read more
Does strep always cause a sore throat? 2 kids in my house have strep throat, I think I see some swelling and whitish patches but no pain in my throat.
Strep throat: Great question! Streptococcal bacteria lives in our throat. When it becomes the predominant organism then we get pain as the immune system and the bacteria fight a war. There are some people that have strep in their throat all the time and they cohabitate in other words they are carriers are no signs of disease - Not treated. Evidence of disease is the redness, the white patches and the pain. ...Read more
I have strep throat. Initially treated with Zithromax, but had a reaction of facial swelling, switched to Biaxin, (clarithromycin) on day 5 now and no relief.
Check with doctor: Even with a positive strep test, most sore throat symptoms are primarily due to viruses -- and viral infections do not respond to antibioticcs; they have to clear up on their own. Still, you should continue to take the antibiotic as directed; or check back with the doctor who prescribed it and follow her instructions. In any case, you should start to improve soon. Good luck! ...Read more
5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?
Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more
See doctor: The need for you to be seen soon or immediately depends upon a few things. Are you having trouble breathing, is it only on one side, does it hurt, how long has it been like this, is it worsening. If it is the outside of your throat/both sides, could be swollen glands, and because of viral infection. If you are having trouble breathing, go to E.R. Now. All else see dr soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat swelling: The condition in which the mucus membrane or tissues beneath this swell anywhere along the throat. The throat starts behind the nose in the nasopharynx , goes down to the oropharynx behind the oral cavity, and finally ends in the hypopharynx, which is where the larynx or voice box is located. ...Read more
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Throat swelling: This is a medical emergency, you need to be seen as soon as possible. If the condition comes and goes you may have angioedema of the throat and this can result from multiple causes, please don't treat this lightly, an online forum is not a place for this, see a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions of varying degrees can cause this. Allergies can be environmental, dietary, or medication related. Allergic reactions can occur from things you have been exposed to for a long time, never reacted, and now suddenly you are. This type of reaction warrants a visit to emergency department. Severe onset warrants a call to 911. ...Read more
I lately have had two instances when I nearly choked from my throat swelling. Should I carry an epi pen?
If this is a pattern: Then you might have an allergy to chocolate or one of the ingredients in the chocolate food you are eating. Would recommend holding off on eating chocolate and encourage you to consider an evaluation by an allergist. Take care. ...Read more
Vague question: Many causes of throat swelling: allergic rections to foods i.e., seafood, peanuts allergy to inhallents, i.e., smoke, pollen, cat dander allergy to medications (any medication) common -antibiotics, ace inhibitors, Aspirin (other non steroidal antiinflammatories trauma, infections, i.e.Strep throat genetic disorders (hereditary angioedema), cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome). ...Read more
You mean : Acute throat swelling sensation may be related to infection, reflux, or allergy. Stay hydrated- plenty of water. Salt water gargles, using a humidifier, and otc pain meds should help. Avoid alcohol, spicy, and citrus foods/ drinks. Consider otc antihistamine e g benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and reflux meds e g prilosec. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve in a few days or if you have breathing difficulty. ...Read more
Having problems with my throat. Swelling feels like my throat is being swueezed going on for months now. Epiglottis?
Not : You need to consult your family physician or an ENT promptly as this may potentially be a serious condition. ...Read more
Possibly: Anaphylaxis can occur and best is to see a good allergist/dermatologist regarding the chronic hives. You may also be tested for possible food sensitivities as our gut is closely linked to our immune system. Your allergist may also prescribe an Epipen (epinephrine) to you depending on the severity of your allgeries. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why does Laryngopharyngeal reflux or silent reflux cause the feeling of throat swelling and discomfort..
Acidic irritation: is what causes the symptoms, usually treatment includes use of antacids, in addition to other measures decided by your treating physician ...Read more
Can reduce a slight tight throat, swelling, or just the feeling that i may be having a reaction. Any doctors in the house?
Hello, if I have some throat swelling and it is hard for me to breath after 24 hours of having consumed weed what must I do?Rest and hydration sufice?
Go to ER: If you have throat swelling lasting more than 24 hours, you need to get this taken care of immediately since one does not know whether this may progress further. If this has been a recurrent problem then you will need to consider a condition called hereditary angioedema which can be life-threatening. Throat swelling caused by allergies usually subsides in less than 24 hrs. ...Read more
Possibly: More information is needed to be sure. Should seek the evaluation of an ENT of allergist. ...Read more
Random swelling caus: Random throat swelling is not a normal occurrence, even if it is quick. You need to see your doctor to make sure you are not reacting to foods, inhalants or other thing in your environment. Stress in patient with c1 esterase deficiency (hereditary angioedema) can trigger sweling. Medications are also a possible cause. Please get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, rest voice: Typically you get hoarse from overstressing your vocal cords, long before you get pain/swelling. You may have pushed them so far so fast that you are having pain from that area. If you develop any trouble breathing or the soreness/swelling advances -- go to E.R.If you see external swelling -- go to E.R. You should rest your voice, talk less. Some Ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and pain. ...Read more
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