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can you have a cold and strep throat together

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
STREP TONSILLITIS: Viral colds can sometimes be complicated with the bacterial strep throat. You suspect it when the classic signs appear such as headache, chills, bodya ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Possible: That is possible. Get a strep test at your doctor of pharmacy...
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Strep Throat: Often has symptoms of beefy -red, swollen, painful tonsils with white exudates and enlarged, tender lymph nodes. However, I have had strep throat sev ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They are caused by different germs that can infect a person at the same time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose vs. throat: A cold is viral. It is due to infection by a virus called rhinovirus. It results in nasal congestion, throat irritation, and generalized weakness. Tre ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cold vs strep: Colds are usually caused by viruses and cause running noses and sore throats, although cultures are negative. Strep is caused by a bacterial strep ger ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria vs virus: Strep throat targets the glandular structures of the throat including tonsils, adenoids, and palate.It is caused by a specific strain of strep bacteri ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am not entirely : Sure. But having strep throat can give you the symptoms of a common cold as well.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Strep throat doesn't: Need to be preceeded or accompanied by a viral illness/ upper respiratory infection/ common cold.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
Strep Tonsillitis: Strep throat is with fever, headache , chills , bodyaches, exudate , painful neck glands, petechia in the pharyngeal mucosa, impetigo around nose . C ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Both are caused by different types of germs, one bacterial and one viral. The viral germ may focus on a different area to attack, but both germs can b ... Read More

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