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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?
Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: pain & irritation in my right lung, jaw, ear, throat, tongue. Dizzy, light sensitivity. What did i inhale and how do I get rid of it?
My neck "flares" up with sensitivity sometimes. Where I can't touch it. Also feels like something stuck in base of throat. Throat also feels tight. ?
Gloria: If this happens without food and worsened by emotional distress it is likely benign. But you should be mindful of red flags like food getting stuck, regurgitation of indigested food or weight loss. If lips are swollen, you have trouble breathing, have any redness or rash go to ER now. See your doctor in any case. ...Read more
Very fatigued for several weeks, light sensitivity, drenching night sweats, throat glands swell but only for a few hours then subside?
Please go See Doctor: These symptoms represent potentially serious and even life threatening conditions. Please sign off of the internet and get to the family medical clinic for a complete examination with blood testing. ...Read more
I am experiencing sharp stabbing pains on left side of throat, noticed a lump. Also left ear pressure, pain in neck, and sensitivity on top of my head?
After food/drink or smelling chemicals, perfumes, etc.- side of throat,eye, face very irritated. Goes away after. Allergy or chemical sensitivity?
You should be: examined by your doctor. This could just be a viral infection, but it could be an ear infection, throat infection, or sinus infection. For tonight, if you can't see a doctor, you could take ibuprofen or acetaminophen, if you have no other medical contraindication to doing sol. ...Read more
If i get a sore throat the day after giving oral sex does it always mean an oral STD or can it be some type of sensitivity to the sperm ?
Lump in my throat straight all day; nausea between meals and after eating; increase of sensitivity to cold; lack of appetite; sudden hunger?
Thyroid or GERD: It could be a thyroid issue or gerd. Check in with a doctor who can ask more specific questions and run some tests. ...Read more
Started with sore throat, headache, muscle aches and sensitivity to touch. Took DayQuil but does not relieve sore throat. Do I have strep or the flu?
Need exam/swab: If you go to the doc, s/he can obtain a good ENT exam, including a tonsilar swab for a rapid Strep test. An acute EBV tonsillitis looks very similar with fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, lymphadenopathy & white plaques on the tonsils. EBV can even cause right upper belly pain (acute viral hepatitis). Antibiotics will help a strep but not viral infection. Consider sugarless lozenges. ...Read more
I have body aches, skin sensitivity, headache, chills, no fever, no sore throat, no congestion, no runny nose, loss of appetite. What does this mean?
Many things: This could be many things. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Yes: Either because of intense inflammation from the cigarette smoke itself, or because smoking makes you more predisposed to both bacterial and viral throat infections. You need to consider getting help with smoking cessation, not only for those symptoms, but for your overall health, longevity and happiness. It is tough up front, but the rewards are well worth it. There is considerable help available. ...Read more
Tenderness at bottom right side of the throat in one main spot. Accompanied by ear pain and discomfort under molars all on right side. Thoughts?
Med eval: It would be beneficial to have this evaluated to ensure that you don't have streph throat (which requires antibiotic treatment). 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
Sick with a cold a week ago, had a soar throat along with very tender lymph nodes in neck. Not ill anymore but neck lymph nodes still very tender, something To be concerned? How long does the tenderness go down after illness? Should I see a doctor?
Lymph nodes: After such an infection I would give the reactive lymph glands a couple of weeks to lose their tenderness. Even then small, shotty lymph nodes may persist months or even years but they should not be tender. Worrisome signs would be growth of new glands,increasing size of one or more glands or appearance of new palpable lymph glands in other parts of the body. See your physician as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
30y/o female. History of GERD many yrs and increasing esophageal tenderness. Suddenly have dysphagia lump in throat feeling for over a week. Cancer?
Probably not cancer: Cancer is possible but is very unlikely at your young age of 30. It is more likely that you have developed esophageal irritation and possible a stricture or narrowing of the distal esophagus. You need to see a gastroenterologist or surgeon for an endoscopy to evaluate the dysphagia. You should be on an acid blocker if you are not on one already. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If lump in throat feeling went away after a few weeks, does that rule out it being caused by esophageal cancer? History of sternum tenderness & GERD.
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