Throat infection viral or bacterial

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Avatar m tn So now I wonder if its bacterial or viral ,ear damage or something much worse ?If its a chronic sinusitis then I would expect a stuffed nose but its possible its some kind of dry sinusitis. Anyway I hope someone will find a simple answer to my detailed question:) Thanks in advance !
Avatar n tn If you temperature keeps fluctuating, going up and down, you may have an infection which may be a bacterial or a viral one. It is still worth making an appointment to see your doctor to check you out. If the doctor feels it is a bacterial infection, you will get prescribed with an antibiotic. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Avatar f tn Hello, It seems that you have developed throat infection. It can be due to viral or bacterial causes.Take some over the counter medications like chlorpheniramine or cetrizine for symptomatic relief. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Steam inhalation may provide some relief. If the symptoms are severe or persistent a clinical examination may be necessary. It is suggested to discuss your concerns with your attending ENT specialist .I sincerely hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn Hi, I had a bacterial eye infection about 10 days ago with a really bad cold, and was using "fucithalmic" eye drops, two drops three times a day for 7 days. I finished the drops, but now notice that there's a slight clear discharge from my eyes in the morning... I don't really notice it much during the day, but occasionally there's a bit. I haven't noticed any itching, swelling or redness in my eyes, but I have a bit of a sore throat and congestion.
Avatar n tn t know if the infection is viral or bacterial, and if bacterial what organism is the cause. I suspect you have a few capsules of amoxillan around and taking a "few" is the absolute positive worst course of action to take. You will end up (if the infection is bacterial) with an infection resistant to antibiotics. See a physician for a proper prescription and antibiotic. Many physician choose zithromax (the Z-pak) as the broad-spectrum antibiotic of choice for a lung infection.
Avatar f tn Hi, It is possible that you are suffering from a throat infection which can be viral or bacterial in nature.Take some over the counter medications like chlorpheniramine or cetrizine for symptomatic relief. Drink plenty of water and fluids. Steam inhalation may provide some relief. If it is a bacterial infection antibiotics may be helpful.If the symptoms are severe or persistent a clinical examination may be necessary. It is suggested to discuss your concerns with your attending ENT specialist .
Avatar m tn Hello, A complete ENT examination may be necessary for determining the correct cause of your symptoms. These are often caused by infections (bacterial or viral) like mononucleosis, or the flu, or bacterial, such as strep throat or tonsillitis. Adequate rest and warm saline gargles may provide some relief. It is important to consult your doctor for a proper assessment of your throat and diagnosis. Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the cause.Bodyache could be due to fever.
Avatar n tn What other symptoms are present? Tonsillitis may be due to viral or bacterial causes. Viral infection usually resolve after a few days with rest, fluid intake and symptomatic relief. If this is the case, antibiotic intake is not needed. However, if it persists or other symptoms are present, you may need to have this checked by your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Besides this Group B Streptococcus, mycoplasma, neisseria and cornybacterium are known to cause throat infections. Other known pathogens causing infections of the throat are viral and yeast (candida). The reason for elaborating about these pathogens is that the tests done and the therapy initiated vary for the listed pathogens. To begin with a throat swab is taken to see for streptococcus.
Avatar n tn i don't want to scare you but... have you been tested for herpes simplex?
Avatar n tn It could be a simple bacterial or viral throat infection. Go to dr and get a white blood count..discuss your fears of stds and not to be rude at all but consider this a warning and be more carefull !!!!!
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 f tn It's really almost impossible to diagnose via the Net, however, your problem may be as simple as a busted capilary in your nose, which would resolve itself very quickly.
Avatar f tn Sore throat infection may be due to viral or bacterial cause. Bacterial infection may present with exudates on the tonsils and may require antibiotic for treatment.If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor directly for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The symptoms described could be due to an infection, most probably streptococcal or a viral infection. The commonest pathogen (agent) causing throat infections is a group A Streptococcus bacteria. Besides this Group B Streptococcus, mycoplasma, neisseria and cornybacterium are known to cause throat infections. Other known pathogens causing infections of the throat are viral and yeast (candida). To begin with a throat swab is taken to see for streptococcus.
Avatar m tn the blind swab or Endoscopic or sinus aspirate can be cultured to rule out secondary bacterial infection. Plain sinus films and sinus CT may show sinus fluid levels if present. Blocked ear suggests Eustachian tube dysfunction secondary to spread of infection and probably has involved jaw region (parotitis). Usual treatment lining consists of following steps and mentioned drugs should only be taken after consultation from physician.
Avatar n tn Pharyngitis (pronounced /ˌfærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs/) is an inflammation of the throat or pharynx.[1] In most cases it is painful and the initial infection can extend for a lengthy time period. It is the most common cause of a sore throat.[2] Like many types of inflammation, pharyngitis can be acute – characterized by a rapid onset and typically a relatively short course – or chronic. Pharyngitis can result in very large tonsils which cause trouble swallowing and breathing.
Avatar n tn It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Viral infections can cause rash. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
752681 tn?1233530958 What you describe, about your vocal cords could be bacterial, viral or neither. Infection can initiate the process of inflammation that can then persist for quite some time after the infection has cleared. The other possibility is that your limited voice may be due to vocal cord palsy or paralysis or to vocal cord nodules. In addition, it is a common empirical observation that attempts to sing, before the infection/inflammation has cleared can delay resolution for days, weeks or more.
Avatar n tn An examination of your lungs and throat by a doctor would confirm whether you have a viral or bacterial infection. If the doctor feels that it is a bacterial infection he may prescribe suitable antibiotics for you. If this is a viral infection, all you can do is to rest, take plenty of warm fluids (not milky) to ease your throat, throat lozenges and steam inhalations. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Avatar f tn You could have infection of the throat caused by bacteria, a virus or a fungus called Monilia that causes the white patches of "thrush". A viral infection will resolve spontaneously. A bacterial or fungal infection will respond to appropriate therapy. If not gone within a week, you should have your throat examined and treated.
Avatar m tn Recently, Nov 2017, I had a viral respiratory infection, took antibiotics, then Dec 2017 I had bacterial throat infection, took antibiotic, infection finally cleared up approx 2 weeks ago, stopped coughing etc.....