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how can i tell if i have strep throat

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Throat culture: The only way to diagnose strep throat is to get a throat culture or get a rapid strep test.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Diagnosis: A throat culture or a rapid strep test will quickly determine whether you have a strep throat or not.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 18-year-old female 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Two issues: Tonsillitis is a nonspecific term designating the tonsils as inflamed ; may occur with many germs including strep. Strep throat indicates a specific a ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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

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