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allergies and strep throat

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Strep: Makes you feel like you have been run over by a mack truck. The easiest way to tell the difference is to get a strep test done.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sxs & Lab Test: Sxs of strep throat: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Hard to guess: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can be allergy: Someone can develop an allergy to a medication at anytime, so i prefer you call the pediatrician and let them look at the rash, you don't want to risk ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The sequence and pattern of your symptoms suggest allergies or airborne irritants are part of the problem. The longer you have drainage from these tr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Although a drug reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome usually affects the mucous membrane, I suspect that your current problem is just a progressio ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not today: On this earth, we are all born, live a short while (in geological time), and die. That said, people in the U.S. don't die from strep throat... unless ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial infection: Strep is short for streptococcus. Strep throat is an infection by this bacteria which if left untreated, in rare cases, can lead to rheumatic fever (a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.

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