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Sore Throat and Strep Throat - Are They Same?

Dr. A.A Khan 92% (911 ratings)
MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Sore Throat and Strep Throat - Are They Same?

Throat pain mainly occurs due to two conditions-'sore throat' or 'strep throat'. Often the terms 'sore throat' and 'strep throat' are used interchangeably, but they don't indicate the same thing. While a sore throat is a condition mostly followed by common cold, runny nose or congestion; strep throat is a bacteria-induced infection. The bacterium called Streptococcus is responsible for strep throat.

The most common reason behind a sore throat is a viral infection like flu or cold. So, if you've a sore throat that is caused by virus, there is no reason to worry as it can be treated easily. But if you are suffering from strep throat or streptococcal infection, then antibiotic drugs for additional treatment will be required to avoid complications.

Signs and symptoms of a strep throat (which indicates that your throat pain is serious and needs attention) include:

  • Pain while swallowing food
  • Sore throat which usually persists for more than 48 hours
  • Small red spots at the roof top of your mouth
  • Swollen and red tonsils at times with streaks of pus or white patches
  • Fever
  • Swollen, benign lymph nodes in your neck
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Vomiting or feeling of nausea, especially amongst younger children

When these signs and symptoms become noticeable, you need to promptly visit your doctor for test and treatment. And, if the reports indicate strep throat, then your doctor will prescribe you some oral antibiotics to reduce the complications and severity of symptoms so that it doesn't spread to others. You are advised to follow your prescription properly and stay indoors for at least a day after starting your medication.

I have chicken gunya fever from last one month .I have taken medicines but till the its relief but after some days hrs coming back .what should I do?

Bnchy Wellness Medispa 88% (112 ratings)
Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.sc in yoga and naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have chicken gunya fever from last one month .I have taken medicines but till the its relief but after some days hr...
Hi lybrate-user, it seems that post chickengunia your immunity has gone low. For this you should: try to wake up before 6 am do regular exercise and pranayam for at least 30 min a day drink giloy juice, tulsi water, soaked dry fruits you should properly massage your body with oil prior taking bath (use lukewarm water for bathing) try to take sun bath twice a week.
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Hi Dr. I have a exposure on 3 sep unprotected with a homosexual. I have some hiv symptoms I had mild fever that long for 2.5 month. I had joint pain now I have nausea cold from 2 weeks cough, sore throat and it is not going I am very tense please help me ASAP.

Dr. Ketan Ranpariya 97% (1736 ratings)
MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
You can go for special test that is capable to detect infection after 15 days of incident or you can go for HIV DUO at 3 month or HIV Triodot or HIV ELISA at 6 month.
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My name is abhishek and I my platelets are 1.27 lakh. I am even suffering from fever. Is it dangerous. My doctor has given my dolo amd paracetamol.

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy 94% (10440 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My name is abhishek and I my platelets are 1.27 lakh. I am even suffering from fever. Is it dangerous. My doctor has ...
Your platelet count is below normal range. Keep a check on it by repeating the blood test on alternate days. If it goes below 20,000, you need hospitalization as you need to be given platelets. Otherwise, take complete bed rest and rehydrate your body with plenty of fluids. Eat 1-2 Kiwi fruits per day which helps to increase the platelets count.
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My husband is suffering from throat pain since 3 weeks with slight fever initially which went in a weeks time but till its been more than 20 days now he is coughing, weakness is terrible, sweating, body ache, very less diet intake, lost 4 kg 7 unable to go to office. Need urgent help please.

Dr. Jagdish Sharma 92% (691 ratings)
Ayurveda,
My husband is suffering from throat pain since 3 weeks with slight fever initially which went in a weeks time but til...
Laxmivilas ras 250 mg Putpkwvishmjwarantaklauh 150 mg Talisadi choorn 1gm. Giloysatva 500 mg. 1 x 3 with Honey +Gojihwadiquath 25 ml + Any Ayurved cough syrup with Vasaka (Adoosa)
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Migraine - 8 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating It!

Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy 86% (53 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Tiruvallur
Migraine - 8 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating It!

Migraine is a very common form of a headache which strikes nearly 15 % of the population. Females are more prone to migraines. Science has not been able to find the real cause behind migraine attacks and the way it treats these massive headaches is also patchy at best. A migraine occurs for a definite period of time, usually, comes with a warning and paralysing pain.

Ayurvedic view
According to Ayurveda, migraine is a tri-dosha disorder. It occurs when vata or the wind element goes out of sync. Vata controls the nervous system and brain activity. Vata imbalances are linked to many diseases like joint problems, dizziness and it happens because of faulty metabolism, poor elimination, sleeplessness, etc. Pitta the fire element also has a role to play in migraines. It causes dilation of the blood vessels, which brings on a migraine attack.

Ayurvedic physicians can identify which dosha is causing a migraine. If the patient is constipated, has acute pain and has dry skin, his Vata is out of whack. If a patient has nosebleeds, is hypersensitive to light, has burning eyes and is irritable, pitta is out of balance. And if a patient has fatigue, is depressed and has a dull throbbing in the head, he is suffering a Kapha imbalance.

Ayurvedic therapies

  1. Shirolepa: Application of herbal pastes to pacify pitta like sandalwood, camphor, Jatamansi.
  2. Shiro Dhara: Medicated oils are poured on the scalp.
  3. Taila dhara: Oils like ksheerabala taila, chandanadi taila are poured on scalp for calming higher vata imbalances.
  4. Ksheera dhara: Here cow milk is poured on the scalp to pacify pitta.
  5. Takra dhara:  Also known as buttermilk is poured when there is obstruction to passage of vata.
  6. Kavala graha: Oil pulling done with oils like chandanadi taila and mahanarayana taila.
  7. Shirovasti: Medicated oils are retained on the scalp by wearing a leather cap.
  8. Sneha nasya: Oils like Anu tailam are poured into nostrils.

Apart from there therapies herbs like Kumari or Aloe vera, Amalaki or amala and Bala or Sida cardifolia are very useful as migraine cures. Several Ayurvedic medicines are also very useful in migraine-like-

  1. Pathyadi khada: It is used in the treatment of headaches, earaches, and migraine etc.
  2. Shirashooladi vajra rasa: It is used in the treatment of headache, migraine, tension headache, vascular headache etc.
  3. Bhoonimbadi khada: Used as a cure for fever, cold, sinusitis, headache.
  4. Kamadugha rasa:  Used to cure all high pitta conditions.
  5. Godanti Bhasma:  250 mg of this medicine is also given twice a day for immediate relief from migraines.

Patients should also eat warm, nutritive foods like sesame, sweet fruits, cumin, garlic, jaggery and rice for balancing Vata. For balancing pitta, they should stay away from smoking and drinking at the very least.

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Since today morning and even sometimes there is a constant right side chest pain .there is no change in any habits, but just started morning jog and also a week ago was suffering gasteronatis (causing loose motion along with mild fever for 3 days) and took some pain killers. Pls help what it causes and how to get this resolved!

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 90% (1304 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Since today morning and even sometimes there is a constant right side chest pain .there is no change in any habits, b...
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Hii this is Raju recently I am suffer from low fever for that we can give any suggestion for me please sir.

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy 94% (10440 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hii this is Raju recently I am suffer from low fever for that we can give any suggestion for me please sir.
Hi, Take tab. Tribhuvanakeerti Ras 1-1-1 for 2-3 days, after food. Take adequate rest and consume light and easily digestble food like idlis, rice, dhal, oats, fruits and vegetables, etc. Drink plenty of fluids.
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My daughter 11 years 34 kg suffering fever 3.3 and headache. Please advice Dolo 650 doze doze and frequency. If half tab 4 time will be fine. She is not allergic to Dolo.

Dr. Subhash Chander Gadde 85% (160 ratings)
MF Home, MBBS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My daughter 11 years 34 kg suffering fever 3.3 and headache. Please advice Dolo 650 doze doze and frequency. If half ...
Half tablet is fine as per the need. But Dolo is not the only medicine for fever She needs some antibiotic as per the opinion of treating physician. Dolo can just palliate the fever for some but cannot cure it.
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Does acute HIV infection cause fever of 99.8 for two days only? And does hiv infection cause itchy symmetrical rash for three days only? With no other symptom. No loss of appetite, no swollen lymph nodes, no diarrhea, no mouth ulcers, no muscle and joint pain not fatigue.

Dr. Trupti Gilada 94% (108 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Fellowship in HIV/AIDS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Does acute HIV infection cause fever of 99.8 for two days only? And does hiv infection cause itchy symmetrical rash f...
Acute HIV infection can present with a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms. Having said that, the most common cause of the symptoms you described is 'not' HIV- it could very well be some other viral fever. What would help is to know your recent unprotected sexual contact, partners status if available. There are tests available to diagnose early HIV and effective treatment options too just in case one needs it.
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