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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

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Dr. Karen Kennicott
Pediatrics 37 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.
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 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.
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 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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Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

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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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How can some people carry strep throat without getting sick?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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They just do: An estimated 5% of the population will be gas carriers at any one time and some carry it transiently for a few weeks & some seem to carry it at all times. Their resistance to active strep a disease is unexplained.
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How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep & it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, chorea, put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up heart valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life.Treat it.
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What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

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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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How do you get strep throat?

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From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.

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