Sore throat infection or virus

Common Questions and Answers about Sore throat infection or virus


Avatar f tn The lymph glands in the neck may be enlarged due to the infection causing pain. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and (OTC) Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. If you develop a fever, or if there is enlargement of the tonsils with pain or if there is white coating on the tonsils, you will need to consult your primary care physician for a strep test, which if positive you will be given antibiotics. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My symptoms are sore throat, sever neck pain and cough.
Avatar n tn You can either put your nose in the cup and suck it up, till it runs to the back of the throat, then spit it out. Or try using a 60 ml syringe or a netti pot to help spray it up the sinuses.
Avatar n tn t usually cause swollen lymph glands; they are usually a sign of infection or virus. STDs are usually not the cause either. But it's best to get checked out by a doc to determine what your body's trying to fight off.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Most cases of sore throat can indeed be due to a viral infection, such as part of flu or colds. With rest and plenty of fluids, this usually subsides within a week. Recurrent sore throat, on the other hand, can be due to allergic reaction, irritation, smoking or from infectious mononucleosisis. Infectious mononucleosis or kissing disease, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It presents with fever, sore throat and fatigue.Check with your doctor for proper evaluation.
Avatar m tn So I have been having a cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever on and off now for a bout a two weeks and a half. Usually I cough up green flem or sneeze out green mucus, some times its dark sometimes its light. The runny nose is getting better now but is still there. My sore throat was getting better but now it is worse is still red and has a little white lines but the white lines are usually there when I have a sore throat. The fever is gone now. I am feeling okay to still go to school.
Avatar m tn I have never got this sick but for the last few days I have had sore throat, headache, runny nose and back pain(inhale). Tonight I was too sick to walk so I took the cab home and I start to have chill and sweat and have chest pain. My whole body was shaking and I sat in my bathtub fill with hot water and it still won't go away. Anyone know what this is and how to deal with it? Honestly I don't have the energy to go to the doctors right now.
Avatar m tn If the sore throat is from a virus, there are several at home "remedies" you can try - they won't "cure" the virus that is causing the sore throat, but will make the throat feel better so you're not so miserable - hot tea with honey or lemon (or both), gargling with warm salt water, popsicles. Stick with easy to swallow foods such as applesauce, scrambled eggs, jello - avoid spicy or highly acidic foods.
Avatar f tn But the bacteria may have been resistant to the antibiotic or you may have just had a virus plus had a slight bacterial infection and that is gone now but you still are fighting the virus (which shows up as the red throat with the vein look and bumpy). Do you have a fever? I don't think you have pharyngotonsillitis or anything too serious. It is just a virus. If you have a high fever such as 102 or higher I would revisit the doctor. Otherwise, it will go away.
Avatar f tn I have a mild sore throat.. mostly hurts when I swallow, my ears hurt a little when I swallow, feeling tired, dizzy, I have a red spot on the back of my throat and my neck is sore.. this has been for 5 days after my dentist filling appointment.. could this from my mouth getting too dry during the appt. or am I getting sick?
Avatar f tn White patches are common in many throat infections. The sore throat which you had may have contributed to it. In response to the infection the body produces soft white debris which collects in the tiny indentations in the tonsils called crypts. Repeated salt water gargles will help. Mix one teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water and gargle. If the patches increase in size or become painful then consult your doctor. Regards.
Avatar n tn Your sore throat is likely due to postnasal drip from your nose and sinuses, often worse while lying down, which could be either due to allergy or infection. The infection could be from a bacterium, such as Strep or a virus, such as the one that causes the common cold. Unless you are having fever of 101 Fahrenheit or greater, fatigue, loss of appetite etc. this is probably due to a virus and should resolve spontaneously in 7 to 10 days; an antibiotic would be of no benefit.
Avatar m tn 1. could the sore throat (1 month for now) be a symptom of HIV? 2. How long does a sore throat last if someone is infected by HIV? 3. Do the cuts increase the risk of having HIV specially from Oral sex? 4. Are the tests i have taken assuring/conclusive? what do they tell you? 5. i am planning to take a test after three months from possible exposure (for my peace of mind)...which test should i take? Combo, ELISA, PCR, etc...
Avatar m tn How common is this?
Avatar n tn Sore throat may be caused by viral or bacterial infection. Viral infection usually resolves on its own but may recur whenever you are exposed to a virus especially if your immune system is weakened. On the other hand, bacterial cause may warrant an antibiotic treatment. Warm saline gargle and antibacterial lozenges may help provide relief. If it persists or recurs, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor or an ENT for proper evaluation.
Avatar m tn 2 days after sex i got sore throat. still i am suffering from it and cannot cure it. generally sore throat disappears after 1 week but still i have it from 2 weeks. can it be hiv infection? can hiv infection develop sore throat in just 2 days? people say that it takes 3 weeks for symptoms to appear but i developed sore throat after 2 days from sex. also i smoke , can sore throat be because of that reason? do i have chronic pharyngitis? i am very much worried.
Avatar n tn my daughter has a virus. she has sore throat,sore head and a temerature. her temerature is down but has a sore neck especially when she coughs.
3223603 tn?1346116733 A clinical examination and samples from the throat or stool to test for the virus may help in confirming whether it is hand foot mouth disease or not. The other differential diagnoses for such blisters are dyshidrotic eczema, oral herpes virus infection, chickenpox etc. It is best to have a frank discussion with your dermatologist and get yourself reevaluated. Take care and best of luck!
Avatar m tn I just read an old post from DR HHH he said oral std very hard to get and gonorrhea will clear itself up in throat but rally hard to get. I think I got a run of the mill virus or allergies. Thanks for your interest.