SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:14

There are a number of situations in which a child or adult can have recurrent positive strep tests. The first, and most common, is that the strep bacteria were never eradicated in the first place. The person did not get all of the doses of the medication prescribed. :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:16

Unless the affected person takes a full 5 to 10 day course of antibiotics, the strep throat will not clear. Even missing a dose or two can be a problem. The patient should take all medication exactly as prescribed, and finish all the medication, even if the sore throat has resolved. :arrow: :arrow: :mrgreen:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:19

Individuals may be asymptomatic carriers of strep (a person who has strep in their throats all the time as part of their normal bacteria, but without symptoms of a sore throat). It may be necessary to test close contacts of a person with recurrent episodes of strep to see if they are carriers. :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:20

All strep throat bacteria will be killed by penicillin. If penicillin does not cure strep throat, the affected person should see their a doctor. In rare cases, other bacteria in the throat can secrete an enzyme (penicillinase) that breaks down penicillin. This can be overcome by using a drug that is resistant to this enzyme. :P :oops: :shock: :o
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:21

If you are pregnant and your sore throat symptoms are severe, talk to your doctor. Home remedies such as over-the-counter lozenges or saltwater gargles are generally safe. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:23

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used for pain or fever. If symptoms last for more than three days, or are associated with a fever, you should see your doctor to be tested for strep throat. :x :( :(
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:26

Infectious mononucleosis is a virus infection in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). :| :| :|
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:27

Strep throat is a sore throat caused by a bacterium called streptococcus (strep) that can be treated through antibiotics. Common symptoms of strep throat include pinkeye, runny nose, skin rash, cough, hoarseness, diarrhea and more. Complications of untreated strep throat include middle ear infections, meningitis, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, and more. :( :o :roll:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:28

Dengue fever is contracted from the bite of a striped Aedes aegypti mosquito. Symptoms of dengue include headache, fever, exhaustion, severe joint and muscle pain, rash, and swollen glands. Since dengue is caused by a virus, there is no specific medicine to treat it. Treatment instead focuses on relieving the symptoms. :oops: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:29

An upper respiratory infection is a contagious infection of the structures of the upper respiratory tract, which includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx. Common causes of an upper respiratory infection include bacteria and viruses such as rhinoviruses, group A streptococci, influenza, respiratory syncytial, whooping cough, diphtheria, and Epstein-Barre. Examples of symptoms of upper respiratory infection include sneezing, sore throat, cough, fever, and nasal congestion. Treatment of upper respiratory infection are generally with OTC medication and home remedies. 8-) 8-) :cry: :cry:
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