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billo
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   Posted 4/4/2007 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
ok so i didnt know where else to turn about this question, but for the last 4 days, i've had the WORST sore throat ever, it hurts SO MUCH to even swallow that i think its more than a sore throat...robittusum lossengers dont work, the only thing that brings relief is hot water w/ honey, but when i wake up in the morning its DEATH, cant swallow w/o EXTREME pain...

*i thought it was strep, but thats marked w/ a fever, i have no fever, actually i have no other symptoms besides this extreme pain.... please help

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   Posted 4/4/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you been checked for strep? If it's not strep it could be a yeast infection in your throat. I had that once and omgoodness I thought I was going to die. But in either case, you need to be seen by a doc. I hope you feel better soon.
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billo
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   Posted 4/4/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks red... not to sound dumb, but can men get yeast infections?

Red_34
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   Posted 4/4/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, anyone can get a yeast infection. It just depends on where the yeast wants to grow. When I was referring that I got a yeast infection, I was referring to my throat lol The doc gave me a super thick numbing gel to gargle as well as some sort of antibiotic or anti-fungal - cant remember, this was years ago but I do remember the pain oh so well! It was horrible!
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billo
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   Posted 4/4/2007 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm going to the pharmacy to ask the pharmacist what to do, if it doesnt work i'll make an appointment w/ my dr.... money is kinda tight.

*when you said yest infection, i immediately thought about an std...i wont get graphic/personal, but recently me and my g/f started going beyond normal kissing...
*also when i look in the mirror theres no white spots/thrush, so i dunno

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   Posted 4/4/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
When I had a yeast infection in my throat, I didn't have the white spots or coating either. I asked my doc how could I have gotten it and he said that it could of been an over usage of antibiotics which at that time I was on plenty of times from strep and sinus infections. I'm not saying this is what you have but just throwing some ideas your way. A sore throat, especially an extremely sore one, is an indication that you have some sort of infection going on whether it's yeast, strep, tonsilitis etc I don't know. Yeast infections are not a form of STD though I imagine it could be a side effect of one but I really don't know a whole lot about STD's. If in the event that it is strep, it would be wise to be seen by a doc right away since untreated strep can leave bacteria in your system to attack other areas of the body. So other then a red throat, there is no bumps, white lesions or the such in there?
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billo
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   Posted 4/4/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
no bumps, white lesions or anything... i just went to cvs and the pharmacist recommended 'homeopathic cold relief with zinc lozenges"...

every 3 hrs i i take one drop... if by friday no improvement, i'll make an appointment

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   Posted 4/4/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I sincerely hope you feel better soon :)
~~Sherry~~
~Uc(Left-sided) since 1992 - Meds - Colazal, 6MP, Biotin, Forvia, Canasa every other day for maintanence~Secondary Raynauds Syndrome since 2004-Meds Norvasc Fibromyalgia since 2006, Acid Reflux - Prilosec OTC~
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billo
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   Posted 4/4/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks red...but like i said in the u.c. forum, i'd still rather be sick (cold, flu) than have uc symptoms... i really miss feeling 'normal'

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   Posted 4/5/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
90 % of pharyngitis cases in adults are caused by viruses. Whereas 90% of pharyngitis cases in children are bacterial. If you are an adult, and you aren't a school teacher/ day care worker then it's probably viral.

If it's viral, you won't see any white spots. It will just be red and sore. You could have Mononucleosis. That would explain the severity of it. Your doctor can order simple test to see if it's mono. Bad news is that if it is mono, there isn't much for treatment.

No symptoms other than pain is somewhate odd. If it were a virus or a bacteria, most people have a fever. You might want to go see the doctor just to make sure it's nothing more serious.

Good luck. Feel better.
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