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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How to control throat infection?

How to control throat infection?

Sore throat: 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. ...Read more

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Remedies for the throat infection?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Severe throat infection remedies ?

Severe throat infection remedies ?

Depends on bug: Throat infection can be due many different organisms, e.g., strep, diphtheria, mono, etc. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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I have throat infection from 1 day?

I have throat infection from 1 day?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What medicine I use for throat infection?

What medicine I use  for throat infection?

Antibiotics: If bacterial throat infection then antibiotics such as zpack or amoxicillin. Initially, try symptom relief measures such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) cough suppressants, salt water gargles, lozenges, etc. ...Read more

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How can throat infection be cured at home?

Relieve sxs -not cur: 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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What are the symptoms of a throat infection?

What are the symptoms of a throat infection?

Throat infection: Throat infection can cause a lot of possible symptoms. Not everybody gets all of them, but your likely to get at least some of them. One of the most common symptoms is sore throat. This isn't universal, but it's close. Redness of the throat, white pus on the tonsils or throat are common. Swelling of the tonsils and/or the soft tissues, fevers, difficulty/painful swallowing and bad breath. ...Read more

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Throat infection not clearing. What should I do?

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See a doctor: Depending on what treatment has been tried, you should see your doctor if you have treatment failure. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have got a throat infection?

How can I tell if I have got a throat infection?

By Symptoms: By symptoms of throat infection Sore Throat Diffculty swaloowing Fever White spots on tonsils Swollen glands in neck And get checked by your doctor to rule out Strep infection which needs to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of throat infection in kids?

What are the symptoms of throat infection in kids?

Some common ones...: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms..Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat a throat infection?

Very bad: if your throat infection isn't properly treated with antibiotics. Complications can occur when the strep infection spreads to other parts of the body and causes other infections, such as an ear or sinus infection or an abscess near the tonsils (peritonsillar abscess). Complications can also result in your immune system attacking itself and causing serious conditions such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Please suggest some medication for throat infection.

Please suggest some medication for throat infection.

Sore Throat Treatmen: Majority of sore throats are nonbacterial infections or allergy related. Bacterial infections are only diagnosed thru a culture or with a quick test done in the office. Strep throat is treated with a penicillin type antibiotic or with erythromycin/keflex. Symptomatic treatment can be done with various gargles, throat sprays and use of anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen if tolerated. ...Read more

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Could popsicles help if you have a throat infection?

Might temporarily: Help w pain. F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for a throat infection?

What is the best thing to take for a throat infection?

Dpends: If it is viral, supportive treatment like soft foods, tylenol/ibuprofen, throat lozenges help. However, if these do not help or the pain worsens, you should see your doctor. True bacterial throat infections (such as strep throat) require antibiotics, and can become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a throat infection spreading?

Swelling/Tenderness: Tenderness or swelling on the neck or under the jawline. If you start to have difficulty breathing, please seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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How can you treat the signs of a throat infection fast?

How can you treat the signs of a throat infection fast?

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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I have a throat infection since 1 month. What should i do?

Pharyngitis: You do not say how you know this is an infection, but the answer to your question is to go and see your local doctor and get professionally diagnosed and treated. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more

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What can be done for a throat infection that's not clearing?

What can be done for a throat infection that's not clearing?

Not healing: See your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. You can also be tested for mono or other causes of unresolving infection. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


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