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Do you have to be treated for strep throat

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That's long enough: Depending on how bad the infection and inflammation in one's throat is, 1-2 weeks may be needed to heal back to normal after treating strep throat. St ... Read More

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Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Strep throat: Classically strep throat does not cause a cough. It's possible you have/ had a viral upper respiratory infection. These usually resolve within 1- 2 we ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: It is unlikely they will carry the bacteria. Hope you feel better.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Possibly yeast: If you did a course of antibiotics you may have now developed a yeast infection in your mouth. It would not likely have caused a true growth but you m ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Now: Go ahead and get a new one. Replace every few months.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Treatment failure: Yes. When a medicine is not working the physician who prescribed it ought to be notified.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: You may have a sinus problem that is causing bloody mucus, headaches and formation of tonsillar stones.Consult your doctor or an ear nose and throat s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: Since he is aleady with fever & was exposed to his wife who has strep infection, he should see his doctor. I hope he feels better soon.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Leeman
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Pus sack not good : I recommend that you have that evaluated by an ENT doctor could be the start of something more serious.
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Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
May need to see doc: Sorry to hear this! Unfortunately, you will not sleep well until it passes. Make sure ou keep hydrated and take a mixture of Tylenol, an antihistamine ... Read More
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