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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Can the smoke of smoking cause sore throat or throat infection? Why?

Can the smoke of smoking cause sore throat or throat infection? Why?

Yes: Smoking, by it's nature, can irritate throat linings by both heat and ash content. Once irritated, a secondary infection can ensue. ...Read more

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Throat infection not clearing. What should I do?

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Throat infection not clearing. What should I do?

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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I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

I have throat infection.. Tell me home remedy?

Several: 1. Soft foods
2. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen
3. Humidifier/vaporizer
if this does not help, or if your symptoms worsen, you should see your doctor since things like bacterial throat infections require antibiotics and can't be adequately treated with home remedies alone. ...Read more

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I have bacterial throat infection, what to do?

I have bacterial throat infection, what to do?

Usually: Treated with an antibiotic, although this is becoming less common because most throat infections are viral - unless you have been tested and are positive for STREP pharyngitis ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a throat infection naturally?

How do I get rid of a throat infection naturally?

Herbs, homoepathy: Many supplements can help treat a sore throat. Good choices include propolis, pellargonium sidoides, andrographis & gargling with colloidal silver.
Homeopathy can help as well. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/pharyngitis-000129.Htm for advice on homeopathy & herbs & see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/sore_throat. Htm for more on herbs. ...Read more

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How can I cure a viral throat infection that makes me cough?

How can I cure a viral throat infection that makes me cough?

Remedies: Viruses tend to run their course. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What can I do if my inhaler makes my chest / throat infection worse?

What can I do if my inhaler makes my chest / throat infection worse?

See doctor...: If you think your inhaler is worsening and/or causing a throat infection, you need to see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If this is indeed the case, your inhalers may need to be adjusted. If you are using a steroid inhaler, you should use a spacer device and rinse and spit after each and every dose. This can decrease your infection rate! ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can I take for sinus and throat infection?

OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cold medications combine antihistamines, decongestants and cough suppressants. People with hypertension should avoid those with pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is available is some preparations and is a great addition to the combination as it can thin secretions and promote drainage (MUST drink plenty of water for this to work properly). ...Read more

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I feel like I have a small lump on the back of my throat. Infection or worse?

I feel like I have a small lump on the back of my throat. Infection or worse?

Need more history: Any form of inflammation at the back of the throat can produce the sensation you are describing. Generally this should resolve uneventfully in several days, but if it persists, gets worse, or is accompanied by other symptoms would suggest you see your doctor. You might try gargling with a saline solution which will help to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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If I go to the steam room at the gym would it help my chest and throat infection!?

If I go to the steam room at the gym would it help my chest and throat infection!?

Possibly: Without knowing what comprises your chest and throat infection or what is causing it, it is difficult to say, but the response is that it would probably not hurt, and might help you mobilize and cough out some secretions. What does your doctor say? ...Read more

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Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? Or do I need more?

Is 16 amoxicillin tablets enough to take care of throat infection? Or do I need more?

Depends: What strength?
What germ if known?
Probably 4 a day.
Usually need a week if strep ...Read more

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Given ABs for throat infection. Seems viral, not improving. Do I finish ABs or stop taking them?

Finish and more rest: You were prescribed antibiotics for a throat infection. You feel it is viral because you are not better. Please take days of rest, call your doctor to let them know you are not better. If you are still having fevers the bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotic. Rest and recooperate in order to get better. ...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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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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Throat infection am I still contagious?

Pharyngitis: Need more info. What is causing the infection, how long have you had it, are you coughing, what form of contact do you have with people to whom you are concerned about infecting, and so on. Rephrase question and ask again. Best. ...Read more

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Why can't I yawn with a throat infection?

Yawning: You should be able to yawn anytime. It just may hurt you if you yawn with a throat infection due to the pain. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What can I do for a painful throat infection?

Throat infection: If 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 should I do for mono and a throat infection?

Mono Infection: Mono, also infectious mononcleosis, is caused by the virus, epstein barr. It causes a prolonged sore throat, excessive malaise, swollen lymph glands, and may cause an enlargement of the liver and spleen. There is no medication that specifically treats this common viral infection, but symptoms can be helped with tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen, warm salt water gargles and tincture of time - steroids maybe. ...Read more

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How can I cure throat infection and preventive tips?

See below: Most cases of pharyngitis are viral infections and resolve spontaneously. If you have pus on your tonsils, fever, tender lymph nodes in your neck or a very painful throat see your md and have strep throat/gc ruled out. Take over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious throat infection and cough. Plz suggest some quick home remedies?

What to do if I have serious throat infection and cough. Plz suggest some quick home remedies?

Remedies: 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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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