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?
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Itchy throat: Itchy throat is very consistent with allergy and very unlikely to be strep.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Throat culture: The only positive, for sure method, is to have a throat culture done.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2013
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