Sore Throat Accompanied By Bloody Phlegm And Fever?
I have a sore throat for 4 days and I have a fever and a bit dizzy. Fever and dizziness are low when eating paracetamol. Then when removing the mucus from the mouth is always accompanied by blood. Sometimes it can get hot or cold if you do not consume paracetamol. my tongue is dark yellow grayish. I do not cough or flu. Tonsils and around my tonsils are a bit red like a wound. R n r nMy question: r nWas my inflammation caused by a virus or bacteria? If it’s a virus, should I see a doctor or be healed by myself? Because as far as I know the infection from a virus does not require antibiotics. to the same question link. Thanks doctor.
Hello Billy, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
Basically, to be able to know for certain if your throat infection is caused by a bacterial infection or a viral infection, a throat swab examination must be done. However, there are some symptoms that can direct suspicion of bacterial infections in the throat, for example:
high fever, more than 38.5 degrees centigrade
enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area
there are red spots on the back of the palate
tonsils look enlarged and very red, visible layer of vaginal discharge covering the tonsils
symptoms are more severe than viral infections accompanied by headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting
Viral infections in the respiratory tract can also progress to bacterial infections (called secondary infections) if there are symptoms (such as fever) that have improved on days 3-5, then worsened again.
If there is indeed blood every time you remove saliva with sore throat, there may be a wound in your tonsils. Tonsillar sores can be caused by a variety of things, viral infections, bacterial infections, sharp scratches (eg food punctures), food allergies, and so on. In this condition, you should check with an ENT doctor to make sure.
For the time being, some things you can do to help relieve the pain you are feeling:
avoid eating foods that are too spicy and sour
eat foods that are softer and not hard for a while so as not to hurt your tonsils further
eat something soft and cold to help reduce pain (like ice cream or ice cubes)
get plenty of sleep and rest
drink more fluids
taking paracetamol to help relieve symptoms temporarily.
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