SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:00

However, antibiotics do not necessarily speed the healing of the sore throat itself, and antibiotics do not help a sore throat unless it is caused by bacteria. Another strep-related illness, scarlet fever, can cause a rash, but will not cause heart injury or joint pain. :geek: :geek: :geek:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:01

Please, seek medical care immediately at an emergency department if the person has any of the following:
A throat that is so swollen the person is having trouble breathing.
If the person is unable to swallow liquids or his or her daily medications.
If the person becomes dehydrated, faint, lightheaded, or has heart palpitations.
If the tongue or lips swell up. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:03

Call a doctor if a person has any of the following:
If the person has been in contact with someone with strep throat and he or she has a sore throat, it is reasonable to have a strep test ordered.
If the sore throat is associated with a fever, swollen "glands" (lymph nodes), or white patches on the back of the throat.
If the sore throat is not associated with other cold symptoms (runny nose, watery eyes, sinus congestion). :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:04

Any sore throat that has a sudden onset and is associated with a fever.
If the person is having trouble swallowing soft food (pain with swallowing is to be expected with a sore throat).
If the person sore throat persists for more than a week.
If the person has a sore throat and the front of the neck is sore and stiff. :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:06

The treatment for a sore throat depends upon the cause: Viruses will run their own course and the infection usually will resolve when the body fights them off. Mononucleosis (mono) can take up to a month to resolve but there is no specific treatment for it. :P :ugeek: :ugeek:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mata on 12 Dec 2012, 21:07

Bacterial infections of the tonsils or adenoids are treated with antibiotics. Chronic infections may require surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. :( :( :(
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Mado on 12 Dec 2012, 21:08

Dry mouth caused by mouth breathing or smoking is treated by changing habits (quit smoking) or by changing sleeping positions. :!: :!:
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Tony on 12 Dec 2012, 21:09

Home remedies such as lozenges and mouthwash may be tried. Mouth breathing at night may be a sign of other respiratory problems. Talk to a doctor about possible causes for nighttime mouth breathing. :lol: 8-) 8-)
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Nadia on 12 Dec 2012, 21:10

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is treated with multiple medications to decrease stomach acid. Talk to a doctor about treatment options. Sinus drainage (post nasal drip) is treated with over the counter decongestants or nasal sprays. :roll: :|
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Re: SORE THROAT (Pharyngitis)

Postby Pauline on 12 Dec 2012, 21:11

Bacterial infections such as strep throat are treated with antibiotics including penicillin, azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Dispermox, Trimox), and levofloxacin (Levaquin). Sore throat due to the yeast Candida (thrush) is treated with anti-fungal medications. :geek: :geek:
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