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strep throat that doesn t go away

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It needs antbiotics: Strep throat requires antibiotic treatment. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflamma ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several possibities: You were re-exposed and reinfected ( using the same toothbrush or kissing your asymptomatic partner can do this). You can also have another issue at t ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It can sometime but: Like any infection it is possible for body to fight of the infection and ut can rarely happen with strep throat but having said that it is not wise t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval.: See your physician. He or she can order a throat culture and a rapid antigen test. Once the physician determines cause of your symptoms, a treatment p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medicati ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Strep throat: This is always risky, not because of the infection itself, but rather because of post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Try this: Wash w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Persistent throat pain is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info.: It would help to have more information about your headache to help determine what type they are, the best way to manage them, and if any additional te ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: It take 2-3 days of the symptoms of strep throat to go away . However, treatment should be for ten days. Each person reacts differently according to o ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Anglade
8 years experience Family Medicine
Be specific: Your skin infection may warrant another evaluation to see if an antibiotic other than what you were prescribed for your throat and pneumonia is indica ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This warrants: Re-eval and should be re-cultured.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: Assuming you have been treated with numerous antibiotics by your doctor, it is now time to see an otolaryngologist (ent). Recurrent ear infections us ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No and yes: Tonsilliths or tonsil stones are an accumulation of debris in the crypts of the tonsils. They cause discomfort and foul breath. They can be expelled ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep infections: Strep throat can go away without treatment, but the repercussions can be serious like rheumatic fever glomerulonephritis or chorea.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If treated right?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garron Miller
21 years experience Pediatrics
If treated: Impetigo is from the bacteria called staph or strep. Has a honey crusted granule look. You may initially try over the counter neosporin. If not hel ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: Strep can be very serious and contagious. It is best to have a doctor examin you and prescribe the necessary medications to help elimiate the infectio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Genital warts: These warts generally don't go away on their own. Most require some sort of therapy. An ENT or dermatologist can help. Best of luck.

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