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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


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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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