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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

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I am a 37 year old female who is suffering from a throat (oral) yeast infection.? s: how long do symptoms last and how can I never get this again?

I am a 37 year old female who is suffering from a throat (oral) yeast infection.? s: how long do symptoms last and how can I never get this again?

Thrush: Thrush is never normal and requires a cause, like taking antibiotics, taking oral steroids, using a steroid inhaler or topical spray, or underlying disease like immunodeficiency. Make sure you know the cause and avoid, minimize, or treat it. In meantime you need anti fungal medication to prevent progression of the candidal infection to 'esophagitis' for example. At minimum nystatin or Diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Strep throat & severe yeast infection, are they related?

Possibly: If you were placed on antibiotics for the strep throat, it could strip you of some healthy bacteria and lead to overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

Throat infections: Don't be scared, but I would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more

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Any natural ways to treat baby neck with yeast? Or once yeasty and red do I have to use the anti fungal. Seems bad to put med right on throat.

Any natural ways to treat baby neck with yeast? Or once yeasty and red do I have to use the anti fungal. Seems bad to put med right on throat.

Yes: There are many natural ways to treat rashes caused by yeast. Yeast overgrowth occurs in areas that are dark and moist so try to keep the neck dry and expose it to sun (but avoid sunburn). Aloe vera often helps, as can calendula lotion. Coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and other natural remedies. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/rash. Html for info from those who have tried these. ...Read more

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What's wrong: feel like something is stuck in throat, lower abdomine pain, utis a lot, foamy urin, lots of yeast infec. Overian pain. Doc says idk?

What's wrong: feel like something is stuck in throat, lower abdomine pain, utis a lot, foamy urin, lots of yeast infec. Overian pain. Doc says idk?

2nd opinion: The possible answers range from anxiety to problems causing reduced immunity to a host of weird diseases. If your PCP draws a blank obtain a second independent evaluation ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side of my throat its unbearable I have a UTI and just cured a yeast infection could my throat be infected?

I have pain on the left side of my throat its unbearable I have a UTI and just cured a yeast infection could my throat be infected?

Throat pain: Regardless if you have a UTI or not your throat problem is likely related to either strep, viral (adenovirus most common), allergic or viral rhinorrhea or mono. For starters try fluids, NSAID, and extra vitamin C. If no improvement in a few days get checked. ...Read more

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My husband takes a antibiotic for strep throat. We had sex monday morning and 11:30 pm. He said it stung a little when he urinated. I may have yeast?

My husband takes a antibiotic for strep throat. We had sex monday morning and 11:30 pm. He said it stung a little when he urinated. I may have yeast?

Not sure.: Unlikely that he has infection. Much more likely that he has irritation which should get better with time. However, although not mentioned specifically I assume he is taking ant rejection meds for his kidney. In that case should watch carefully for further signs that things are not going well. ...Read more

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Can drinking craft beer every week lead to frequent yeast infections of the throat, and other parts of the body? How can I boost my immunity to yeast?

It's not the beer: I'm not sure why you're having yeast infections. Usually seen in people with immune deficiency problems OR those who've been on frequent antibiotics. Speak to your doctor, but enjoy your craft beer. Salud. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I gave oral to my girlfriend now I have a sore throat, does she have a yeast infection?

What to do if I gave oral to my girlfriend now I have a sore throat, does she have a yeast infection?

Don't know: I do not know if she has a yeast infection. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. She can check with her gynecologist if she is worried about any type of vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Got throat infection by eating expired yeast. Voice is heavy, can't speak n pain on swallowing slava.

Saline gargles.: You are taking erythromycin which is effective against Strep. In Pakistan there is low risk of Rheumatic Fever in adults (Common in children) so it is appropriate that you are on an antibiotic. viral causes common, no specific therapy. Warm saline gargles are very soothing, teaspoonful of salt in half a tumbler of water as warm as you can tolerate, three times a day. ...Read more

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What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

What are some signs confused with HIV ars and anxiety? I have had white tongue which oral surg. Says is not yeast, feeling something stuck in throat.

Not exactly sure: What info you are asking for. I will provide some anxiety sxs: feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Do any of these fit? ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause a sore throat with white spots?

Yes: Tr with Mycostatin (nystatin) susp tesp 4 times day swish and swallow. ...Read more

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Can yeast in throat and esophagus cause indigestion such as needing to burp all the time..

Candidiasis: 'Thrush' or candidal pharyngitis causes sore throat and problems swallowing, also called 'dysphagia.' A bad case of thrush can spread from throat down to esophagus causing candidal esophagitis which exacerbates dysphagia. Finally, candida can colonize the esophagus selectively without visible thrush in the throat. Nonspecific symptoms like indigestion, soreness, pain, dysphagia all possible. ...Read more

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Can drinking amoxilin antibiotitics for sore throat give me a yeast infection if so what should I do?

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Possibly: Antibiotics disrupt your normal flora, so it leaves you vulnerable to a yeast infection. You can use any number of topical treatments for this. ...Read more

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After yeast infection of throat. Tonsils have stones? I have blood tinged sputum. Is that from the tonsils? How long till they go away?

After yeast infection of throat. Tonsils have stones? I have blood tinged sputum. Is that from the tonsils? How long till they go away?

The blood tinged: Sputum could be from the inflammation of ur throat and tonsils. But also could come from inflammation, infection, or tumor (less likely) in your trachea and lungs. Go see ur dr for any concern and possibly have a chest xray if it persists. Have a great day! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/coughing-up-blood. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and my boyfriend and I have been performing oral sex on each for a while now. Would that give us throat cancer or harm us?

I have a yeast infection and my boyfriend and I have been performing oral sex on each for a while now. Would that give us throat cancer or harm us?

No: Yes or genital candida will not cause cancer. If there is an active hpv infection then this can lead to squamous ca of the oral cavity. If the male is circumsized, hpv infections will not be transmitted sexually. When a pap smear is performed the hpv status is reported. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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