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A 32-year-old member asked:

My throat is itching inside and i have a stuffy nose. no fever. how can you tell strep from allergies?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Itchy throat: Itchy throat is very consistent with allergy and very unlikely to be strep.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Throat culture: The only positive, for sure method, is to have a throat culture done.
Last updated Jul 23, 2013

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