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How can i tell if i have strep throat

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on n... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Throat culture: The only way to diagnose strep throat is to get a throat culture or get a rapid strep test.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Throat culture: A throat culture is necessary to tell whether you have a strep throat. White bumps can be due to avirus.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Diagnosis: A throat culture or a rapid strep test will quickly determine whether you have a strep throat or not.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Really sick feeling: Strep throat is accompanied by severe sore throat, fever, malaise, headache, and exhaustion. Some cases aren't that bad. Cold symptoms make you have a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most sore throat are: Viral in nature. However, if you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat te... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: Most should stay out until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. After then, you are not contagious to others and participation to your level of... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Some physical findings are highly suggestive of "strep throat." red to purples spots over soft palate and swollen beefy uvula are the ones.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: When you ask a question without any supporting information, the physicians on the site have no way to answer. Please start over, as questions are not ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Strep throat: Sure, if you feel up to it, go for it!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is another name for sore throat & may occur with many germs including strep. While viral pharyngitis requires no treatment,strep needs... Read More

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