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strep throat that won t go away

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: If your tonsils are still enlarged and you still see something that appears abnormal to you, you should follow up with your doctor. Without a proper ... Read More

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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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Get a proper Dx 1st: If you had a strep test done & your problems persist after treatment, you may have an additional issue to consider. Mononucleosis will often present w ... 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics ... Read More
A 43-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

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