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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Kennicott
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Strep: You can get strep throat without a fever. A young child will usually be fairly sick with strep throat. Usual signs are high fever, sore throat, swollen glands, vomiting, headache or tummy ache. An older child or adult may have similar symptoms, or just a sore throat.
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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: It is unusual, but I have seen patients complain of a sore throat without a fever and their strep test was positive! if you suspect strep or were exposed to someone with strep and now have symptoms, i would see a physician and have them do a quick strep test to confirm or clear you of strep.
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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Yes : You don't always have to have a fever with strep throat . If it is a more advanced infection prior to treatment, them fever is more likely.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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Absolutely: Streptococcal pharyngitis is not dependent on the presence or absence of tonsils, so the answer is yes! a simple swab will confirm your diagnosis in a few minutes, and you can immediately start appropriate therapy. Good luck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you get strep throat?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How quickly should I be getting over strep throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Resolution: It usually resolves within a week. Hopefully you are taking antibiotics so that you don't develop serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Air droplets, food.: This is caused by streptococcus group a, commonly in children aged 3 and up, is spread by respiratory droplets but can be spread by food also. This accounts for about 20-40% of exudative pharyngitis in children.
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