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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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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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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 are the symptoms of a throat infection spreading?

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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I don't know of my theometer had mercury. The thermometer is glass. I'm taking meds because I have throat infection. I'm afriad. I have no symptoms yet?

I don't know of my theometer had mercury. The thermometer is glass. I'm taking meds because I have throat infection. I'm afriad. I have no symptoms yet?

Don't panic: First, if the thermometer is not broken then any potential mercury is trapped inside and can not harm you. Second, it the thermometer did break and it did have mercury inside your individual exposure would be very, very low not enough to be a problem with just one exposure. If you are really concerned bout future use, buy a new digital thermometer. ...Read more

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Went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and doctor said I had a throat infection and gave me a Zpack. I am now having yeast infection symptoms. What do I do?

Went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and doctor said I had a throat infection and gave me a Zpack. I am now having yeast infection symptoms. What do I do?

Call your doctor: Yeast infections can occur after you are on antibiotics, depends on where the yeast is as to how to treat. Call your doctor for the right treatment for your case. ...Read more

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If you have an enlarged spleen that can be seen & felt, have a fungal throat infection, taken diflucan (fluconazole) & amox, would you have other spleen symptoms?

Splenomegaly: An enlarged spleen usually is a reflection of some underlying disease process, and there are many possibilities. There are not many symptoms directly attributable to an enlarged spleen other than right upper quadrant pain and tenderness w possible radiation to the shoulder, sometime hiccoughs, anemia, fatigue, frequent infections and easy bleeding. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?

What would be the symptoms of a heart and throat infection from an infected wisdom tooth and what treatment is needed?

Too complex: To complex a question to Answer in 400 characters. Do NOT try to self diagnose. Any infection can be extremely dangerous, even lethal. You must see Dentist or Physician immediately to treat the infection. You, have choice of Family Dentist, Family Physician, Urgent Care, Oral Surgeon, ER, or any other qualified practitioner. YOU CANNOT TREAT THIS YOURSELF, YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL CARE ...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?

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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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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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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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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How do I find out why I'm having throat infection frequently?

How do I find out why I'm having throat infection frequently?

If you & your: Primary care provider have not been able to determine the cause, an ENT consult might be helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have chronic throat infection caused by cold?

The viruses: That cause common colds usually do not cause prolonged symptoms. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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Hi. I have an throat infection. For about 5 days. Is that bad?

Yes: Please get it checked and treated. Untreated throat infections caused by strep throat may have long term complications ...Read more

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I have throat infection? I want to recover as soon as possible?

I have throat infection? I want to recover as soon as possible?

Then: You need proper diagnosis and treatment. Viral pharyngitis needs to run it's course unless it is herpetic which should be treated with an antiviral. Streptococcal bacterial pharyngitis requires antibiotics for the most rapid resolution ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I have a serious throat infection?

Can you tell me how to know if I have a serious 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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Sir I am suffering from throat infection. What tablet should I take?

Sir I am suffering from throat infection. What tablet should I take?

Antiinflammatories: Most sore throats are viral - meaning antibiotics do nothing for them. Personally, I like to start some Ibuprofen and salt water gargles whenever I get a sore throat. If I'm having a high fever (>101), I have enlarged lymph nodes, I have pus on my tonsils and I don't have any cough or runny nose, then I suspect strep... And I make a visit to see my doctor! ...Read more

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I'm having throat infection for 1 month. It's the worst in mornings. What should I do?

See doctor: After a month its time to see a doctor to find out what your problem is. ...Read more

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My baby is 13 months old, and he is having bad throat infection. What food shall I give him?

My baby is 13 months old, and he is having bad throat infection. What food shall I give him?

Soft foods: Soft foods and fluids can help. Avoid lemon and citrus. Sometimes a little chicken soup or ginger tea can help relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Dear dr, can I take brufen400 mg tablet for severe throat infection? Please advice me. Thanks

Throat infection: For severe throat infection please see your doctor to get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen 400mg. 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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My son has a throat infection and doesn't want to eat what should I do? He hasn't ate in 2 days

My son has a throat infection and doesn't want to eat what should I do? He hasn't ate in 2 days

Please: Please have him see his physician. He might be having strep throat. This can be tested quickly in the office and if positive, he can be treated. It is not uncommon for children with strep throat to simply stop eating. Of course tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful for pain. Best wishes. ...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

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