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Tested positive for strep but could it be herpes

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Bacterial infection: This is better news (compared to herpes) because it can be completely eradicated. You simply need to see your doctor for antibiotics and follow-up.

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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You : You are right, it could represent an allergic reaction or it could be from herpes. A type of a severe allergic reaction called stephen johnson syndro... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Margaret ONeill
Gynecology 36 years experience
Test: Herpes can have no symptoms or the symptoms may mimic almost any vulvar disease. Group b strep is part of the normal flora of the vagina and is not us... Read More
Dr. Jessica Khan
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
No: Genital herpes causes a bump that eventually turn into a painful blister. Strep b causes a discharge but not any ulceration.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
List is long: The differential diagnosis includes Behcet's, Lipschitz's, Crohn's, herpes, a bunch of others, and "idiopathic" aphthae. I never heard of strep B doin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Herpes: Herpes wouldn't have any connection to the Amoxicillin you were taking for strep throat (although outbreaks can happen during times of stress and with... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Hard to tell...: I have difficulty picturing what you mean by "multiple small sores". If painful, it could be herpes. With or without pain, it doesn't sound like eithe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Any : Any stress on the body (group b strep infection in your case) can trigger a herpes outbreak. As far as passing herpes through the saliva with no outbr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Strep throat: It would be unusual to confuse Strep throat with Herpes simplex infection. In order to diagnose this you would need to be seen and examined. Try an ur... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
It doesn't mean you: have it .when thinking of possibilities..If we consider only one possibility we will miss other infections.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
See your doctor: Your throat infection maybe from bacteria other than strep or from viral infection. Mono can cause sore throat as well as lymph node enlargement. If... Read More

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