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is loss of appetite a symptom of strep throat

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Neither medication should cause loss of appetite. Your decrease in appetite is most likely secondary to your illness.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral pharyngitis: Sounds like you have a cold. Sometimes it attacks the throat more than the nose. Generally though you will have some nasal congestion and sneezing a ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Could be: You need a throat culture. You don't want to mess with step. See you doc tomorrow (or monday). (mononucleosis is another possibility).
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: To find out go to your doctor for a culture to find out.
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: Most likely is a virus. Gargle with salt water, tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids and even some chicken soup will help. If fever, or if it gets a lot wo ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nausea: You could be incubating a viral illness.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Viral illness: This could be one of a number of viral illnesses. The number one that comes to mind at your child's age is mono. A blood test could be done to rule th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bac ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation: Review during a virtual visit or with your physician. A course of antibiotics is indicated. Testing is recommended to document Strep. Provide fluids, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice bo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause ... Read More
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