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What is strep throat

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience 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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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ysfjixlsadm for more information.
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic stre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep complications: Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & ev ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
November to March: Strep throat picks up at this time of year primarily because of retruning and being in school.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Steptococcus pyogene: It is a throat infection due to streptococcus pyogenes (a bacteria), also known as group a beta-strep. This is the same organism known as the "flesh- ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat. It usually results after a contact with a person who has an infection.
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Dr. Andrew Villamagna
14 years experience Family Medicine
Pharyngitis. : Pharyngitis. This can be due to a virus, streptococcus bacteria (strep throat), reflux disease or allergies. The best way to tell if it is probably s ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as a ... Read More
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