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dipping tobacco and strep throat

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No, you shouldnt: It will increase the throat irritation and take longer to heal. You shouldn't chew tobacco without a strep infection either. You are clearly addicte ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: Perhaps you have a virus. Stop using tobacco and see your doctor if symptoms last more than 3-4 days
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wash hands: You can't always prevent throat infections. Avoid contact with a known carrier or someone who is infected and wash your hands, wash your hands, wash y ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Secretions: You catch it by coming in contact with someone's saliva and then touching your mouth.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day ... Read More
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