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can you have strep throat without symptoms

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Strep carrier: People who are strep 'carriers' are colonized with the bacteria in their throats and intermittently can be symptom free. People who have recurrent so ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doubtful.: However, I have had strep several times without classic beefy red tonsils, exudates and enlarged nodes. I did have a sore throat and felt ill. Strep ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Term use: We usually reserve this lay term for a sore throat where we find group a streptococcus present and give it credit as the cause.For most it will be. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Continuously: We are aware that some individuals appear resistant to the invasive character of group a streptococcus and can carry it for an indefinite period witho ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily : Though the more accurate information should be I believe or think you have Strep throat based upon your history and my examination
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat . Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have h ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: The early symptoms can be fever or sore throat alone. Sometimes a rash can start called scarlitina rash which appears in the warmer areas of the body. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: The typical symptoms are sore throat and fever. They often have enlarged glands that are tender and they can have body aches. Sometimes they will have ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS ... Read More
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