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What Is Pharangitis
I get frequently effected by pharangitis(last one 2 months back) and from last two month I am having little coughing. How can I improve my immunity?
No: Pharyngitis is usually caused by a virus, so antibiotics are useless and not indicated. There are two common exceptions, streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), and pharyngitis due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. Ciprol (ciprofloxacin) would not be an appropriate antibiotic for any of those infections. ...Read more
Boyfriend diagnosed with pharangitis was put on penicillin 500mg 4x day. Been 4 days no sign of improvement whole head hurts. What should he do? Tyvm
Viral infection: The symptoms are typical for a viral infection, and most pharyngitis is due to viruses. Antibiotics often are tried if strep throat is suspected or for particularly severe pharyngitis, but usually they don't help. Your bf should contact his doctor for advice about next steps, but since penicillin hasn't worked, probably no others will help either. ...Read more
I'm 18, my left tonsil isn't swollen but it has all these sores on it. Hurts so bad. I had pharangitis but the sores look brown and white. Cancer?
I am 7 weeks pregnant and my husband was just diagnosed with pharangitis and put on antibiotics for it. If I catch it, is it dangerous to the fetus?
Possibly: There are many causes of pharyngitis, including chemical irritation, viruses, bacteria, etc. If it is infectious, it is possible for you to get the infection from him. Some of the bacteria and viruses can be transmitted to the fetus via the placenta, but this is not a common complication. ...Read more
Inflammation: 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 called a sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx) Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest. The consequences can be deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am was suffering from pharyngitis, I was taking medicine for 10 days but not back to normal still?
Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may eat what you eat normally, as long as you can swallow it without too much difficulty. Porridge like foods may be easier to eat. ...Read more
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