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different types of strep throat

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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hoarseness and pain: Laryngitis is associated with more hoarseness or lack of voice while strep throat is usually more associated with pain and trouble with swallowing and ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Penicillin: Penicillin or Penicillin related first line. A quinolone may be used if allergic to Penicillin. Clindamycin is used for recurrent Strep throat.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
?? febrile seizure??: Hello. I don't hear of streph throat infection causing seizures. But a high fever in a child may lead to a febrile seizure. Please discuss with your p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: Since strep throat does not cause cough then cough drops won't help. Btw looking at the below tags, group b strep does not cause strep throat, group ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
That's a new one: Anyone who has a seizure disorder is more likely to have one when sick or febrile. Strep throat can also cause a variety of symptoms in normal patient ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know: I don't know what is going around in your area. Meningitis is a rare complication of strep b.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No One Knows: A good question! at present there is no understanding as to why certain infections trigger life long immunity such as chicken pox and some do not such ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Streptococci A & B: Here is a good article that addresses your question: http://www.Drgreene.Com/articles/streptococcus/.

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