What does a throat infection look like

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Avatar_m_tn approx 7 days after I started getting flu like symptoms. This developed into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> fever, thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> and headaches. The original blisters have since started to heal, but the area has spread. Freaking out that this is herpes. Location is base of the scrotum, near base of penis http://s2.postimg.org/5rx5vh29l/MG_2535.
Avatar_m_tn you go and be seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> you would for any other sore throat. while your doctor is feeling your neck and stuff, just casually say -do you think this could be an oral std ? I've given unprotected oral sex recently and can't help but wonder about it. - that's a good way to start the discussion :) you have every right to ask to be alone with your doctor. if they have med students, you can refuse them too. it's all part of your rights as a patient.
623944_tn?1244039090 I hate to dx someone over the internet, but it really sounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> whole lot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> I have gone through with lupus. You said all your labs are normal except the aNa, MPV and Monocytes. Did you mean MCV? If so, that means your hematocrit is off. It reflects the size of the red blood cells. Increased values may indicate macrocytic anemia or vit B or folic acid deficiency and decreased values may indicate microcytic anemia possibly caused by iron deficiency.
Avatar_m_tn a week later, I contracted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few days with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> sinus head cold. One day that week - I looked into my mouth to my tonsils (something I never really did before) and noticed a little half-soybean size white pimple above my left tonsil. It is situated in the arch right above the tonsil (not on the tonsil itself - I think..). I have kept an eye on it for all this time, and it hasnt changed in size or bothered that area. My tonsils never appear swollen or inflamed.
Avatar_f_tn it started before he got the antibiotic though, and before the MRSa thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> was diagnosed. and this all started with <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> I thought was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> virus. Do you think he should get a sputum culture, and is that even possible when he's not coughing? Thanks again for all your advice, you've been very helpful, which is very much appreciated.. it makes this a lot harder that he's in another country and I can't talk to the doctors there.
Avatar_f_tn My 8 year old daughter has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> reoccuring thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> that requires antibiotics. She took 7 or 8 rounds of it last year and again this year seems to be getting it again. I do not want her to build up antibodies or become allergic to it. I know antibiotics are good here and there, but too much isn't good for you and if I can find a way to help her avoid her throat infections, I'd like to eliminate the need for antibiotics.
Avatar_f_tn my wisdom tooth has been bothering me for two days, this pain has lead to my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t and into my ear as well as caused <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> headache. i went to the dentist and he's told me that i have a infection although the problem is that I'm deathly allergic to penicillin and all five of them that fall under the category of penicillin. So in the end I'm screwed for antibiotics and so far have no way to kill the infection.
1138565_tn?1297107912 I am not suggesting you have MS, I am not a doctor, nor do I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> whole lot about it. I'm just learning now but it seems <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> we share quite <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few symptoms to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> greater or lesser degree. Perhaps research your symptoms, ask people you trust, continue to search and keep your chin up! Good luck.
Avatar_n_tn I keep taking him to the doctor and they keep treating him with antibiotics saying he has allergies that have caused an sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>. We recently went to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> Rheumotolgist who ordered a lot of blood workup and told him that he had a swollen thyroid. The lab work came back to say that his thyroid levels were fine. He dose have a low Vitamin D level because he is a police officer that works strickly nights. They put him on large doses of Vitamin D.
Avatar_n_tn Hi there I got two white marks on both my tonsils and thats it they aren't really red or soar I haven't had any fever or soar body parts or anything I get soar throats at least once a year so I know <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the pus and lines look <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> from other soar throats and know my symptoms and this isn't like that. Today I was sick but I think that was cause I took two birth control pills cause my doc told me to for other health reasons.
Avatar_m_tn i went to get checked and my they told me it was just my subaceus glands, but i had never had that many before.i've been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> burning pain in my penis, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> soar thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t on and off.of couse i am going to get tested. i just wanted to know if this sounded like herpes, im afraid that's an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> is is.
Avatar_m_tn about 2 days after the intercourse, I would feel nearly consistent burning and tingling at my glans. This sometimes felt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> bit more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> shooting/stabbing pain. This continued for about 4 days. It an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> not burn when I urinate. No fever, sore throat, swollen glands or anything of the sort. I saw a urologist today who looked at it for 3 seconds and says it's "definitely an STD', he thinks HSV2.
Avatar_m_tn ( I was tested negative the 1st time I was tested) after i noticed redness which look <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> bruising which I have had before due to very rough sex. I havent shaved in over <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> year either but I did this time and cut myself and one of the blister has a hair coming out it. But the other blister is on my lybias and on is growing larger. I have a really bad sore throat with a white bump on my left tonsil and it sore extremely bad to swallow. I also have lymoh node swelling on my left in the grion area.
Avatar_m_tn Thyroid-Fine Diabetes-Negative (although blood sugar slightly out of range) General blood testing- Ok (neutrophils that fight bacteria 2 points out of range at last blood test), overall white blood count within range CT head scan-Normal Food allergy testing shows no allergies Doctor has tried (Metronidazole)Makes symptoms 10x worse Nystatin and diflucan make symptoms feel 10x worse GP a while ago said i had a sinus infection.
Avatar_m_tn I would also be worried if you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> different <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span>--encephalitis or meningitis. I think <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>infection</span> will probably show up on a lumbar puncture. Had your doctor talked to you about getting an LP? There are other causes of these symptoms, too, besides MS there's TIa (mini-stroke), vitamin B12 deficiency, pinched nerve autoimmune disorders (lupus, Sjogrens, etc.), migraines, and even an underactive thyroid. I hope that your neuro will get to the bottom of this.
Avatar_n_tn at first the bleeding was light then kind of dark then back light. I had some clots but i don't know <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> to look for as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> sign of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> micarriage. I've heard that they are mostly painful and there is one big clot/block of blood, but I just don't know. This is my first pregnancy and i am just worrying b/c I want erverything to be alright. Please, Please help me!
1243799_tn?1270804607 when i carry things i feel like i'm going to fall over. i have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> hard time focusing... i feel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> i'm in my own world sometimes when people are talking to me... and i slur my words or say them in the wrong order. i used to be such an energetic person... i ran 40 miles a week and was always on the go... now i'm worn out simply from going to the grocery store. i haven't been able to work in 2 years!
Avatar_n_tn sounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> it to me in my humble opinion.....I'm sure not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> doctor, only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> fellow MSer. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> it take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few years to get a clinical diagnosis of MS...YUP! took me 3 yrs to get mine! Now after sooo many years of struggling with this disease with no Cure; I began to read and do research on the similarities between MS and Lyme and so many others Fibro, Lupus, aLS etc etc... found out I got lesions from the lyme disease! found out lots more too.....
Avatar_n_tn after continuous days with a feeling like there's something stuck in my throat (painless) just turned to painful, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t. my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t started to sting whenever i swallow. after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> day and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> half my nostrils started to hurt. it stings whenever i breathe in and out. and then my throat completely stopped hurting for a few hours but my nostrils still stings. after the stinging sensation stopped, i could feel the same "something stuck in my throat"!
Avatar_n_tn Curiously though, I have never had a sore throat, lymph nodes were never swollen. also...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few weeks ago, I drank two beers. It felt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> my kidneys had shut down. I drank <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> lot of water after and didn't have to urinate for six hours despite the beer. I believe I am having trouble fighting off mono because my lymphocyte count is down. My doctor has not suggested any further testing and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan>n't know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> could be wrong. 1) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> could be wrong with my kidneys?