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Weird Taste In The Back Of My Throat
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..
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 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm >. ...Read more
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 or Motrin for the fever and keep up with fluids and if you work, take a day or two off. ...Read more
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
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more
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 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
I have hfmd but my oral & throat symptoms are severe - it's difficult to eat and even drink. At what point should I seek medical attention?
If dehydration...: ...Is a possibility (8-12 hours without urinating, weakness, etc.) or any other symptoms develop, i'd suggest calling your dr then. ...Read more
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