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What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

Germs: The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help. Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph. Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma. ...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


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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more

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I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

See a physician: You are probably suffering from pharyngitis. You should consult a physician to get tested for strep throat .Sometimes it can be from infectious mono also called the kissing disease. Your physician can prescribe you antibiotics if it is diagnosed as strep or bacterial pharyngitis. ...Read more

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I have had pharyngitis for almost 2 weeks. The sore throat went away but each side hurts to swallow, then goes away and comes back. Help?

I have had pharyngitis for almost 2 weeks. The sore throat went away but each side hurts to swallow, then goes away and comes back. Help?

Pharyngitis: A sore, red throat with pus on the tonsils, swollen neck lymph nodes, and fever may be strep pharyngitis, a bacterial infection that must be treated with antibiotics to avoid complications. In the absence of these symptoms, it's a virus which will run its course. Fatigue, liver and spleen swelling are signs of mononucleosis. Allergies can also cause throat pain. Get an evaluation if unsure. ...Read more

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Is pharyngitis the doctor term of sore throat ? Or is pharyngitis something different ?

Is pharyngitis the doctor term of sore throat ? Or is pharyngitis something different ?

Pharyngitis means: Inflammation of the pharynx, just like appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix or cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. "sore throat" is pretty general, and even as lay terminology could imply a viral pharyngitis or a strep bacterial pharyngitis. You could even have a mechanical pharyngitis from screaming at a sports event, for example. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do if my period has lasted more than 6 days, could it be because of my pharyngitis(sore throat)?

What can I do if my period has lasted more than 6 days, could it be because of my pharyngitis(sore throat)?

No: Really no reason why a sore throat would cause a period of six days(which for a lot of people is the normal lenght). ...Read more

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Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas ? Of what to do

Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas ? Of what to do

Remedies: 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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Hi! could my nightgaurd be causing my sore throat? My ENT said I have pharyngitis we couldn't tell why. Pharyngitis started painless, now it is.

Hi! could my nightgaurd be causing my sore throat? My ENT said I have pharyngitis we couldn't tell why. Pharyngitis started painless, now it is.

Possibly: Your night guard may be a carrier causing you to develop low-grade infection of the pharynx, either bacterial or fungal. I suggest sterilizing the night guard by whatever method will not harm the guard. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?

Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?

Viral: It is possible you have a viral illness and abx may not help. In some cases there can be a resistant organism. How high is the fever ? Take rest plenty of fluids and fever medications. If fever is high and symptoms get worse contact your MD. ...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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more