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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal reflex: Some people have the ability to suppress their gag reflex and others do not. Ultimately, the technique of the provider obtaining the throat culture wi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rapid Strep Test: can take minutes. Throat culture may take 2 to 3 days.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Throat culture: A throat culture is a test to determine what predominant organism (usually bacterial) is present in the throat when symptoms such as ulcers, pain, swe ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
Throat culture: To optimize sensitivity of any culture, the specimen must be from areas with active bacterial colonies. These are often manifest by redness and perhap ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not unusual thing...: The throat contains a cornucopia of different bacteria and yeast- this is not considered unusual and should not be treated with an antifungal agent.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Likely a virus: Up to 2/3 of throat infections are due to viral illnesses & will eventually heal without antibiotics.Use of throat lossenges & sprays help.An effort t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Yeast in doughnut is killed when it is cooked. If you have persistent problems, ask your doctor who did the culture for further advice.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not unusual: Group C strep is frequently found on throat culture and is part of the normal flora that reside in the throat. As such, it's role as the causative ag ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: I don't see how it could, other than the person doing the swab noticing something suspicious during the procedure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not relevant: There is no reason to not drink milk before throat culture. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and mil ... Read More

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