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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
And?: What would you like to know? Need more information unless you want a chapter on steep throat.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common u ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Bacterial infection: Strep is short for streptococcus. Strep throat is an infection by this bacteria which if left untreated, in rare cases, can lead to rheumatic fever (a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on me ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience in Dentistry
No: Your doctor must diagnose strep throat. If your doctor did in fact diagnose strep, it is easily treated. You won't die!
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