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Voice problem due to bacterial infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   I am having voice problems,,did you attended to my query yesterday?
Doctor :  
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Please poceed.
User :   i called back to the number, but then you werenot there i supposed.
User :   yesterday i was asking you about the bacterial infection, you said if fever is not there its okay,, so do i need to ignore the infection..will it go on its own?
Doctor :   Growth on the culture media does not necessary mean you have an infection.
User :   the throat swab said there is some bacteria present
Doctor :   There are a few streptococcal bacteria present in the oral cavity itself.
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Few are harmless.
User :   ok
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Those bacteria which cause harm cause severe sore throat and fever.
User :   what exactly is sore throat?
Doctor :  
SInce you do not have fever, you probably may not need antibiotics.
Doctor :  
Sore throat mean a kind of irritation that happens in the throat.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
They happen because of congestion of the blood vessels in the throat.
User :   ok..when i speak at a continuous pace, either i need to cough or kind of clear my throat and it pains in my neck too
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   This does not seem to be a major problem

Doctor :  
Cough happens because of an reflex
User :   ok, n as u said ysterday by the medications and other steps it wil go away na?
Doctor :  
reflex to the irritation in the respiratory tube.
Doctor :   Yes they will go away.
User :   reflex or reflux?
Doctor :  
reflex i meant.
Doctor :  
The reflux of acid has not to do with this.
Doctor :  
it is happening because of the exertion on the vocal cords.
Doctor :  
A reflex mechanism due to this.

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