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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not particularly: I've seen shingles in a otherwise normal toddler & many normal kids have tonsillitis 1-2 X/yr. If you were hospitalized for a bloodborne bacteria,... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking a... Read More
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Rheumatic fever: In New Zealand ten days of antibiotics are given(amoxicillin once a day) if you are Maori, a Pacific Islander, or living in a low socioeconomic area a... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not Always: There is a seasonal pattern as in dr park's response, but it does generally occur all year round to some degree.So beware and careful.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
Dentistry 35 years experience
No: Your doctor must diagnose strep throat. If your doctor did in fact diagnose strep, it is easily treated. You won't die!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic stre... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Symptoms or + tests: There are people that carry strep A year round and will always have a positive rapid test or culture. Blood studies usually show the body is not react... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Complications: Complications of strep threat include: abscess, mastoiditis, otitis, rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis. Rheumatic fever can effect your joints and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Strep!: Group a streptococcus is the cause of strep throat.

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