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Viral Throat Infection 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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