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Can you smoke if you have strep throat

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
If you have...: ...A brain, you can't smoke. Or at least should know better.
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Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Can-yes: Should you? Absolutely not.

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A male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
This certainly can: make your throat feel worse. It won't necessarily make the actual strep infection worse, but perhaps you could take this opportunity to quit and impro ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Likely an infection: Most sore throats are caused by viruses and do not require antibiotics. Rest. Drink lots of fluids. Gargle with warm salt water 4 x/day. Take Tyle ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Criteria: There are four key criteria that your doctor will use to diagnose: fever, adenopathy (swollen glands), absence of cough, and exudates on the back of y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Strep appearance: The physical findings of a Strep throat infection can be variable but usually consists of redness, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes under the chin/t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Streph test: You need a streph test to know for sure. Tonsils may be beefy red with white exudates. Lymph nodes may be swollen. May have fever & pain with swallowi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep test/ culture: It is diagnosed with a strep test & culture. Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the ro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep test/ culture: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
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
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

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