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Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. amoxicillin for 7 days so far.

Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. amoxicillin for 7 days so far.

H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more

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Throat Culture (Definition)

This is usually done when a throat infection is suspected. One will take a swab of the throat and then place the swab in culture medium. This will then be grown on a culture plate to determine if/what type of bacteria is causing the infection. Both viruses and bacteria ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: yeast found on throat culture?

What is the definition or description of: yeast found on throat culture?

Not unusual thing...: The throat contains a cornucopia of different bacteria and yeast- this is not considered unusual and should not be treated with an antifungal agent. ...Read more

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Could eating a yeast donut before a throat culture cause it to be positive for yeast?

Could eating a yeast donut before a throat culture cause it to be positive for yeast?

No.: Yeast in doughnut is killed when it is cooked. If you have persistent problems, ask your doctor who did the culture for further advice. ...Read more

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Can fungus on my to nail cause yeast to multiple in my throat. I had a throat culture done and it showed that i had over growth of yeast. Please help?

No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if you are prone to opportunistic infection (suppressed immune system, etc) you are more likely to get both but the spread of the nail to the throat is extremely unlikely. I hope you are seeing your pcp for these matters to monitor your overall health. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection in your throat?

Can you get a yeast infection in your throat?

Yeast: A yeast infection or thrush can happen in the throat is you are taking inhaled steroids, if your immune system is suppressed, if you have diabetes, it looks like white patches on the tongue and can go down the throat. ...Read more

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Cana yeast infection be diagnosed by looking down a person's throat?

Yes: Thrush, a yeast infection of the oropharynx, is diagnosed by looking down the throat. If you are asking if a vaginal yeast infection can be diagnosed this way, then no. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more