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Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: I would see your dentist. It could be a bacterial or viral infection.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: More than half of sore throats are caused by various viruses that would not benefit from antibiotic treatment, in fact , antibiotics could cause a sig ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kara Bruning
17 years experience Pediatrics
Thanks for asking!: Please see your doctor. The bacteria causing your strep throat, can cause problems in other areas too, including the kidneys.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is likely: Most of the time with strep throat there is whitish or yellow exudates, or redness and small red spots on the soft palate, and swollen glands in neck, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
44 years experience Dentistry
Throat culture: See your primary dr and have a throat culture done so they know which antibiotic is best.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is not always: Obvious. The beefy red, enlarged tonsils with purulent exudates and swollen lymph nodes don't always occur. A strep throat test/ culture will allow yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Throat pain: Hello, if you have significant sore throat -especially if there is swelling of tonsils or lymph nodes in neck - then it would be important to obtain a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Strep: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility where they will work to find the problem and begin to get you better.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No means no: The culture procedure takes a sample of your mucus and spreads it over sheep's blood agar, the food for germ growth. A paper disk infused with bacitra ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only las ... Read More
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