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Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Throat Swab]

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Frequently Asked Questions

A positive result indicates the presence of bacteria in the throat that is likely causing the infection. The sensitivity test will help in choosing the most effective antibiotics for treatment.

Common symptoms include a sore throat, pain or difficulty swallowing, fever, swollen glands in the neck, and sometimes white patches on the tonsils or throat.

Yes, viral infections like the common cold or flu can cause similar symptoms. However, antibiotics are not effective against viral infections.

There is minimal risk associated with taking a throat swab. You might experience a gag reflex or slight discomfort during the swabbing.

It's best to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least an hour before the test to ensure that the swab can collect enough material.

Over-the-counter pain relievers, throat lozenges, and gargling with warm salt water can help alleviate the symptoms of a throat infection. However, bacterial infections will likely require antibiotics for treatment.

You should see a doctor if you have a sore throat that is severe, lasts more than a week, causes difficulty breathing or swallowing, or is accompanied by a high fever, rash, or blood in saliva.

Untreated bacterial throat infections can lead to complications such as tonsillitis, sinus infections, ear infections, and in rare cases, rheumatic fever or kidney inflammation.

If your test results are abnormal, it is advisable to consult a general practitioner or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

It's not advisable to take antibiotics without proper testing and consultation with a doctor. The test helps in prescribing the most effective antibiotic for the specific bacteria causing the infection.

With proper antibiotic treatment, symptoms usually improve within 24-48 hours. It is important to complete the entire course of antibiotics even if the symptoms have improved to ensure the bacteria are completely eradicated.

Yes, using mouthwash or taking antibiotics prior to the test can affect the results. It’s important to inform your doctor of any medications you are taking.

Yes, regular hand washing, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, and not sharing personal items like utensils or toothbrushes can help in preventing throat infections.

Culture and Sensitivity testing of a throat swab is a vital diagnostic tool for identifying bacterial infections in the throat and providing effective treatment. It’s a simple and quick procedure with minimal risks. Proper diagnosis through this test ensures that you receive the most appropriate antibiotics, which is key to a swift recovery and avoiding complications. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a throat infection, particularly if they are severe or persistent, it’s important to consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.

Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [THROAT SWAB]
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  • 5KM from Shaikpet