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Throat infection am i still contagious?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 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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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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Is it possible to have no pain with s viral throat infection?

Is it possible to have no pain with s viral throat infection?

Yes: There are many viruses that can cause a common cold. One may have almost no symptoms or could feel miserable. ...Read more

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How long do you think is a bactirial throat infection contagious for?

How long do you think is a bactirial throat infection contagious for?

With Strep Throat: You will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why does my throat hurt more when i lay down/sleep? Wake up in pain and coughing. I have been doctoes and said it was a viral throat infection .

Why does my throat hurt more when i lay down/sleep? Wake up in pain and coughing. I have been doctoes and said it was a viral throat infection .

Reflux may be cause: Some throat pain, hoarseness, and spasmodic coughs are caused by ge reflux. This occurs when the highly acidic contents of the stomach slosh up into the less-protected esophagus - and higher. Because this is more likely to occur when you lie down, it's worth considering. Try not to eat late in the evening. Avoid alcohol, chocolate, heavy or fatty meals; see if it makes a difference. Talk to doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a viral throat infection?

What are the signs when you get a viral throat infection?

Pharyngitis: A viral or bacterial sore throat are often indistinguishable. Redness, pain on swallowing, 'plaques' or white patched on the tonsils or back of the throat, fever, fatigue. To test thedifference we do throat cultures or screens because rheumatic fever may be the result of an undiagnosed throat bacterial infection and dosing the patient with peniciillin prevents these. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will this throat infection be contagious?

Can someone tell me how long will this throat infection be contagious?

Which one?: If you have strep throat it will be infectious until you have been on appropriate antibiotics for at least 24 hours. ...Read more

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My 4 y old keeps getting throat infection it's been 3 weeks she's had 2 courses of anti and keeps getting a fever very concerned dr said it's viral?

My 4 y old keeps getting throat infection it's been 3 weeks she's had 2 courses of anti and keeps getting a fever very concerned dr said it's viral?

? more tests: Pharyngitis(throat infections) in children are usually viral and run their course without antibiotics in a few days. I'm assuming your child was checked for strep throat as that is a common bacteria that will respond to antibiotics One question is why your child received antibiotics if Dr felt it was viral. If fever is persisting and child is ill it might be time for a blood count and culture ...Read more

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Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

You bet...: ....And sometimes more. Some of the worst sore throats I have treated were caused by the epstein barr virus. Sometimes strep hurts a lot, and sometimes strep doesn't hurt that much at all. ...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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I have a throat infection since 1 month. What should i do?

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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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 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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If I have a throat infection should I keep away from a person going through radiotherapy or is it not necessary?

If I have a throat infection should I keep away from a person going through radiotherapy or is it not necessary?

Depends on: Where the radiation treatments are targeting and if the person just got done with chemo. If just finish chemo or radiation to the throat than keep away. Otherwise you are ok. ...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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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