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Throat culture

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid Strep Test: can take minutes. Throat culture may take 2 to 3 days.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
25 years experience 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
Dr. Scott Hackett
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swab of throat: This is usually done when a throat infection is suspected. One will take a swab of the throat and then place the swab in culture medium. This will t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
No: I don't see how it could, other than the person doing the swab noticing something suspicious during the procedure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience 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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