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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sore throat & tonsillolith. I frequently have tonsillitis and pharyngitis simultaniously and mostly at the same time. What could be the cause?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do if my period has lasted more than 6 days, could it be because of my pharyngitis(sore throat)?
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
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.
Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?
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