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can you get strep throat from smoking

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Smoke is a : Respiratory irritant - so it could worsen symptoms.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarse voice: Smoking is a risk factor for cancer of the voice box. It can also cause a peculiar swelling reaction called renke's edema, which is benign. Yelling ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Your throat may be sore but only strep germs cause strep throat.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Air droplets, food.: This is caused by streptococcus group a, commonly in children aged 3 and up, is spread by respiratory droplets but can be spread by food also. This a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Kennicott
36 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: You can get strep throat without a fever. A young child will usually be fairly sick with strep throat. Usual signs are high fever, sore throat, swolle ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those str ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those str ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely. I've had a patient who developed not only tonsillitis but an abscess after a previous tonsillectomy. It happens if residual tonsil ti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Strep throat is not transmitted that way.
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