Top 2 Moderate Eye Pain Causes
1.Strep Throat Requiring Throat Swab
Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection that can make the throat feel sore and scratchy. Only a small portion of sore throats are the result of strep throat. And, if you do not show enough signs of a true strep throat, testing may be needed before treatment is begun.
You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where a diagnosis can be made via a "rapid antigen test" (it's a throat swab). Treatment with simple antibiotics would be given only if the test is positive. It is important to get treatment, however, because of the possibility of getting a disease called "rheumatic fever" after the strep throat infection.
- Top Symptoms:
- fatigue, nausea, sore throat, fever, rash
- Symptoms that always occur with strep throat requiring throat swab:
- sore throat
- Symptoms that never occur with strep throat requiring throat swab:
- general weakness
- Primary care doctor
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2.Acute Viral Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus spaces behind the nose and cheeks. These spaces produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the nose is swollen or if the mucus does not drain, this can block the sinuses and cause pain or infection.
You can treat your symptoms at home using ibuprofen (for pain) and Tylenol (for a fever). Antibiotics for this diagnosis are not helpful because this is likely a viral infection.
- Top Symptoms:
- headache, cough, sore throat, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches
- Symptoms that always occur with acute viral sinusitis:
- sinusitis symptoms
- Symptoms that never occur with acute viral sinusitis:
- being severely ill
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Eye Pain
- Q.How fatigued are you?
- Q.What has been running from your nose?
- Q.Have you been around anyone with the same symptoms, possibly exposing yourself to an infection?
- Q.Are you experiencing a headache?