A 26-year-old female asked:
Waking up with sore throat and very hurtful cough. I had strep throat about 3weeks ago. Am I getting it again? Forgot to take 5pills fromantibiotics.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez answered
19 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: Upper respiratory symptoms like cough or congestion with a sore throat is much more suggestive of a viral pharyngitis than a step infection. Strep is usually characterized by high fevers & headache or stomachache WITHOUT cold symptoms. Even so, missing antibiotic doses increases the risk of inadequate treatment & early recurrence. --> rest, drink fluids & see your MD if the symptoms progress.
Answered on Sep 17, 2014
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