Persisting or recurrent sore throat can indicate a number of conditions, most of which are very curable. Acute pharyngitis is a sore throat that appears and can last up to a month before fully resolved. It is usually the result of infection – viral, bacterial, or rarely fungal (candida yeast). Acute pharyngitis might be tested to make sure it is not Streptococcal, which needs antibiotic treatment to prevent possible rheumatic fever. Viral pharyngitis is usually allowed to run its course, treating only with comfort medications. The rare sore throat or mouth caused by a yeast infection needs further testing to make sure it is not a sign of something more serious.
- The Lingering Sore Throat (Chronic Pharyngitis)
- Can Yoga Cause Vertigo?
- Tongue Stabilization vs Mandibular Advancement Appliances for OSA
- Rhinitis of Pregnancy
- Will Afirma Put an End to Diagnostic Thyroid Surgery?
- Rare parotid gland cancer takes the life of Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch
- Today I got my Mole Map CD