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What does the beginning of strep throat look like

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
You can not..: ...Reliably tell what is a strep infection and what is not by looking at it. Even doctors with lots of experience will make mistakes and get it wrong... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The same: It can look the same as a virus or mono. Whether the tonsils are there or not makes little difference, since you can still get strep after they are r... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
Red: The area around where the tonsils used to be may look beefy red. There may also be red spots on the soft palate. The appearance does not help one iden... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Like a strawberry: Yes, strep infection can produce a red tongue with slightly elevated lighter colored bumps looking like a strawberry.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Perhaps: To a patient but not to a trained professional. If one has a strep throat it's a good idea to have antibiotics to prevent more serious complications. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Strep appearance: The physical findings of a Strep throat infection can be variable but usually consists of redness, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes under the chin/t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Coughing up Tonsills: U can't cough up your tonsills! What many people end up coughing with strep infection are debris which collects over their enlarged tonsills and colle... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 44 years experience
QUICK STREP TEST: Is an easy, valuable test done in most of the offices with result in 10 min. With a q-tip, the doctor will touch your both tonsils and back of pharynx... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
That's long enough: Depending on how bad the infection and inflammation in one's throat is, 1-2 weeks may be needed to heal back to normal after treating strep throat. St... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Strep symptoms: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the n... Read More
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