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Swollen face, swollen glands on shoulder and neck. Taken methyiprenisolone, fluticasone spray, cefuroxime for dry mouth with swollen glands. Cause?

have had sore throats over the years treated by antibiotics over the years last few months also had dry mouth with swollen glands - went to an ENT 10 days ago and put me on 14 day treatment of cefuroxime 500 twice a day with 7 day treatment of methyiprenisolone and nasel sray of fluticasone after 10 days left face is swelling with swelling of glands or muscles on left neck and shoulder down to bottom of neck- what can be the problem he did scope my throat and nose-
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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hi welcome to hcm,
thank's for your query, you need to undergo a throat culture , a test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat. A sample swabbed from the throat is put in a special cup (culture) that allows infections to grow. If an infection grows, the culture is positive. The type of infection is found using a microscope, chemical tests, or both. If no infection grows, the culture is negative.

A throat culture may be done to:

1)Find the cause of a sore throat. Most sore throat infections are caused by a virus. A throat culture shows the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. Finding the organism that is causing the infection can guide treatment.
2)Check a person who may not have any symptoms of infection but who carries bacteria that can spread to others. This person is called a carrier.
however you must follow certain norms before taking the the test:
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:

Taking antibiotics recently. This may prevent the growth of an infection in the culture.
Contamination of the throat culture sample by other types of bacteria from the mouth.
Using antiseptic mouthwashes before the culture is taken.
Hope i replied your query ,wishing you speedy recovery.
team HCM
Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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