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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. Sheila Smith
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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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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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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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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

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