Top
30
Doctor insights on: Weird Taste In The Back Of My Throat

Share
1

1
What to do if I had Mucinex (guaifenesin) and now I have a weird taste in the back of my throat?

What to do if I had Mucinex (guaifenesin) and now I have a weird taste in the back of my throat?

Sinus infection: Mucinex (guaifenesin) might have thinned out mucus enough to let bacteria pass through from an underlying bacterial infection this would cause a weird taste in throat. ...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


2

2
Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Medications effect: Some medications, like biaxin, (clarithromycin) have a side effect of a metallic taste in the mouth. This is just a sign that the medication is working and is usually temporary. ...Read more

3

3
I've been getting constant headaches, dizziness, fevers, slight nausea & a weird salty taste in the back of my throat. For the past week or two..

I've been getting constant headaches, dizziness, fevers, slight nausea & a weird salty taste in the back of my throat. For the past week or two..

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP.
...Read more

4

4
Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

Help! There's white substance on back of tongue and I'm having sore throat symptoms?

This could be a: Viral infection, strep throat, yeast etc. Med eval would help to differentiate. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more

5

5
Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna I go back to work?

Most strep throat symptoms are gone so cna I go back to work?

? Treated?: You are not considered contagious for strep after you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Your employer may of may not have other requirements, but this is the basic issue I use for clearing a patient to get back to work. ...Read more

6

6
What are strep throat symptoms?

What are strep throat symptoms?

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

7

7
How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more

9

9
Any ways I can lessen the severity of my strep throat symptoms when they start to show?

Any ways I can lessen the severity of my strep throat symptoms when they start to show?

Tips + antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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. ...Read more

11

11
I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison.?

I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison.?

GetTheeToADoctorry..: Based on what you have written, it will be best if you see a doctor if this pattern repeats itself one or two more times or you start to feel worse before then. There is a host of things that may cause this (some serious) and so if it doesn't go away quickly, get it checked out. In the meantime take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the fever and keep up with fluids and if you work, take a day or two off. ...Read more

12

12
How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Along with antibiotics you can take Ibuprofen and gargle with warm watersalt solution. ...Read more

13

13
How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

Strep throat: Symptoms may improve within 6-8 hours after taking penicillin and feel a lot better within 24 hours, at which time one is no longer contagious. ...Read more

14

14
At what rate should strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

48': Usualy not contagious after 24 hours on antibiotics and sxs usually start improving within 48 hours on antibiotics. ...Read more

15

15
How is it possible that I have strep b with strep throat symptoms?

How is it possible that I have strep b with strep throat symptoms?

They go together: Streptococcus is divided into different groups, labelled a, b, c etc. They are further subdivided into Alpha hemolytic or beta hemolytic. The most common one that we are concerned with is group a, beta hemolytic. However we often just shorten this mouthful to strep b. If you have this you can get the usual symptoms of strep throat: fever, sore throat, white patches on your tonsils, etc. ...Read more

16

16
How can I get rid of terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest. ...Read more

17

17
After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

Strep is not a virus: While many sore throats are caused by viruses, strep throat is caused by a pathogenic strain of a bacteria called group a streptococcus. Both types of sore throat will improve over a few days & both will have active germs present after symptoms improve. Failure to have strep verified & treated may allow the germ to damage various organ systems over time. The viruses pass & self heal. ...Read more

18

18
What are ways to alleviate my strep throat symptoms while at home before my doctor's appointment?

Topical anesthetics: You can get topical anesthetics at the drup store in spray and lozenge form. Such as chloraseptic, cpastat, etc. Of course, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil. Etc. Might also help. ...Read more

19

19
I had severe allergic problem in my throat, symptoms are fever and really become tired, can't. Do any work. Is there any remedy for this?

I had severe allergic problem in my throat, symptoms are fever and really become tired, can't. Do any work. Is there any remedy for this?

Unusual: There may be something going on besides allergy. You may have a mononucleosis-like syndrome. Go and see a doctor and be diagnosed properly with a full history, exam, and possibly some testing. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

20

20
Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Usually not: By "strep throat symptoms, " I think you mean sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and tiredness lasting more than two or three days. These are not unique to strep, and usually don't occur with std's. But if you have those symptoms, you should visit your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

21

21
What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

Throat culture strep: Strep throat is characterized by intensely sore multiple circular or ovoid ulcerations of the lining of the throat and/or tonsils that may or may not coalesce into larger erosive ulcerations. Swallowing food, liquids and even saliva is excruciatingly painful. Because it is a bacterial infection is is almost always accompanied by a fever greater than 101 degrees, malaise and loss of appetite. ...Read more

22

22
Strep throat or throat cancer? Have used chew on and off for a year, history of cancer in my family but have all strep throat symptoms. Could it be so

Strep throat or throat cancer? Have used chew on and off for a year, history of cancer in my family but have all strep throat symptoms. Could it be so

Possible strep: As all family members have sore throat all need to have strep screen and all need to be treated at the same time so it does not keep recurring ...Read more

23

23
Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? Symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? Symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.

The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a culture. But even so, if you know you were exposed to another person who tested positive for strep pharyngitis, the guidelines say to treat regardless of what the rapid test shows. In that case many elect not to send a culture because it doesn't affect Tx ...Read more

24

24
What kind of throat symptoms can mouth breathing cause? (e.g burning?)

What kind of throat symptoms can mouth breathing cause? (e.g burning?)

Mouth breathing: Is not normal. It causes drying of mouth and airways. Symptoms would include dryness and everything that dryness causes such as pain, sputum production, hoarseness, etc. Have you doctor check why you cannot breathe normally through your nose. ...Read more

26

26
I have a long history in regards to my throat. Symptoms are redness, feeling of lump, scratchy, and if I speak for 15 mts then throat becomes tired.

I have a long history in regards to my throat. Symptoms are redness, feeling of lump, scratchy, and if I speak for 15 mts then throat becomes tired.

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. ...Read more

27

27
Tested positive with strep throat for 3 time in last two months. I have sore throat symptoms but nothing else. Am I a carrier? Am I contagious everyday?

Tested positive with strep throat for 3 time in last two months. I have sore throat symptoms but nothing else. Am I a carrier? Am I contagious everyday?

Hard to say: We generally reserve the "chronic carrier" label for those who do not get sick with it, although anyone sick with it carries it for a while. You need to investigate whether you are being reinfected by a third party, your old tooth brush, your dog, etc. Some have resistant strep and need 2 stage therapy. Work the specifics out with your doc. ...Read more

28

28
Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Can a dural arteriovenous fistula develop sore throat symptoms?

Very unlikely: That they are related. You could of course have a second problem with infection. ...Read more

29

29
Is it possible to have chronic sinus infections with no nose/throat symptoms?

Is it possible to have chronic sinus infections with no nose/throat symptoms?

Maybe: The most common symptoms are nasal congestion and drainage. Pain is down the list a way. Loss of sense of smell is the most reliable symptom. I sometimes have seen patients who's only symptom is ear pain, and could only make the diagnosis by doing a nasal endoscopy and seeing pus dripping over the eustachian tube opening in the back of the nose. See an ENT and have a nasal endoscopy. ...Read more

30

30
I have Strep throat symptoms, but my doctor took mouth swabs and I was negative. Any ideas?

I have Strep throat symptoms, but my doctor took mouth swabs and I was negative. Any ideas?

Several possibilitie: Chris, There are several possibilities. A strep screen is about 80-85% accurate. Strep is therefore still a slight possibility. More likely is a viral pharyngitis, which would cause the same symptoms, usually last 5-7 days, then get better on its own. Lastly, you could have mono, if you haven't before. In that case, it would last 6 weeks. If it doesn't go away in a week see your doctor. ...Read more