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    Does throat infection cause elevated CRP level in blood?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: kindly advise for high CRP level
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Its elevated due to throat infection, it will down as infection settles

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your reports. I have also seen your other questions.
CRP is nonspecific marker of inflammation and infection. It is elevated in almost all diseases in the body like simple infection, arthritis, trauma, and practically every disease can lead to elevated crp.
So we don't treat CRP but the underlying cause which is causing it, and in you its probably a throat infection. So you should have medicine for it.
You should have Tab Azithromycin 500 mg once a day along with some antacid like tab pantoprazole 40 mg beforebreakfast once a day for five days. Also, have betadine gargles four times a day. If having cough, you have syr XXXXXXX 2 teaspoon whenever needed upto three times a day and tab Allegra 120 mg once a day for 3-4 days if running nose is accompanied. Avoid cold food items.
Overall there is a no need to worry and repeat CRP levels after a week.
Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts or any other symptoms so evaluate on that line.
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