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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not always Strep: I recommend you go get strep test or even strep culture again as white spots do not indicate strep. Viral infection can present with white spots also.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Especially if there is a painful bulge You could have an abscess!! See someone right away!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could still be mono: or strep throat, or other infectious disease, kindly revisit your PCP or get a second opinion, it's your right
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
42 years experience Periodontics
U R Compromised: Strep is in your mouth all of the time. It is an opportunistic bacteria and you may have been compromised. Gargle with listerine without alcohol sever ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
48 Hour Rule: Yes. After forty-eight hours on the antibiotic you are not likely to be contagious.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Friends, family, etc: One gets strep throat AFTER mononucleosis for the same reason one gets strep BEFORE mono... friends, family, coworkers, etc... Strep is caused by a ba ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Baby and Strep: Yes. Strep can be deadly. It is not to be ignored or dismissed. Childhood strep infections used to cause significant morbidity and mortality in thi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sxs & complications: Symptoms of sore throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph no ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Strep can cause cellulitis which is an infection of the superficial layers of skin or mucus membranes. Cellulitis does not cause strep.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Younger children usually present with fever, sore throat, loss of appetite, lethargy and irritability. Older ones may not have fever but most complain ... Read More

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