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 This is an upper respiratory infection.  Pharyngitis is gram positive  The pharyngitis is caused by swelling in the back throat (pharynx) between.

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2  This is an upper respiratory infection.  Pharyngitis is gram positive  The pharyngitis is caused by swelling in the back throat (pharynx) between the tonsils and the (larynx)

3  Pharyngitis is inflammation, discomfort, or pain in the throat most commonly caused by an infectious etiology, including viruses and typical and atypical bacteria  features may be suggestive for viral etiology or group A B-hemolytic streptococcal infection  Group A B- hemolytic Streptococcus organisms are the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis. This is the most serious treatable type of pharyngitis, as it can complicate with rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis

4  Approximately 30 million cases of pharyngitis are diagnosed annually in the U.S.,  Sore throat accounts for 1% to 2% of outpatient visits  Over 50% of cases of pharyngitis are diagnosed in patients between 5 and 24 years of age  It is diagnosed in up to 37% of all children presenting with sore throat to outpatient settings

5  Some of the symptoms is sore throat.  Some other symptoms is fever, headache, joint pain and muscle aches, skin rashes, swallow lymph nodes in the neck.

6  You can get strep throat ( Pharyngitis) by direct contact with saliva or fluids from the nose an infected person.  A crowded environment like a dormitory, school, or nursing home, can make it easier for the bacteria to spread.

7  Avoid kissing, sharing cups, and eating utensils with anyone who has a sore throat, a cold flu, mononucleosis, or bacteria infection.  Wash your hands  Don’t smoke and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.  Use a humidifier if the air in your home is dry.  If fail to do this you will have a higher risk of getting Pharyngitis

8  If your doctor suspects that you have a sore throat caused by bacteria, such as strep throat, he/she will prescribe you antibiotics.  But if your sore throat is caused by a virus antibiotics won’t help. It will eventually go away.

9  Rest  Drink lots of fluids. Water and warms broths are better than soft drinks.  Avoid drinking alcohol  Gargle several time per day with ½ tsp. of salt in a glass of warm water.  Try throat lozenges but not give them to a child under 3 years old due to choking hazard.

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