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Throat diseases

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Diphtheria - myDr.com.au

Diphtheria is an infectious disease, which usually affects the upper respiratory tract. Onset of respiratory diphtheria is gradual, with symptoms such as mild fever, sore throat, fatigue and hoarse voice.

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Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis mostly affects teenagers and young adults. The disease is spread through saliva and can cause fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. Illness usually lasts between one week and several weeks. People with infectious mononucleosis should avoid kissing others, regularly wash their hand and not share drink containers.

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms - myDr.com.au

Heartburn is the most noticeable of several symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a serious disease that makes it hard to breathe or swallow. It is caused by a toxin (poison) made by bacteria.

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Common cold - myDr.com.au

Read about the symptoms and treatment of the common cold, a highly infectious viral infection usually lasting about a week.

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Strep throat testing - Lab Tests Online AU

The test identifies Streptococcus pyogenes, known as Group A streptococcus, which are bacteria that infect the back of the throat and cause the common infection called strep throat.

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Sore throat - myDr.com.au

Sore throats: symptoms, causes, tests and when you should seek medical advice.

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Sore throat treatments - myDr.com.au

Find out about sore throat treatments including self-help measures, painkillers, lozenges, and when antibiotics are needed.

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Sore throat: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Sore throat - find out about home remedies, pain relief, when antibiotics are needed and when to see the doctor.

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Chinese medicinal herbs for sore throat | Cochrane

Sore throat is a widespread acute respiratory tract illness which affects all age groups. In China, many Chinese herbal medicines are used to treat this illness. Because the majority of clinical research into traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a treatment for sore throat failed to meet world standards of clinical research reporting, the authors could not recommend any preparation or formulation for clinical use in the previous published version.

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