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Throat Infection Symptoms
4 year old son has post nasal drip with a slight throat infection and flu symptoms - what otc medicine can I get for him?
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
Took anti biotics for throat infection. Finished them symptoms gone. Then week later have stuffy nose, ear congestion, headache? What happened?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
If you & your: Primary care provider have not been able to determine the cause, an ENT consult might be helpful. Take care. ...Read more
The viruses: That cause common colds usually do not cause prolonged symptoms. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more
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
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
See doctor: After a month its time to see a doctor to find out what your problem is. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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