U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

Strep? moderate cold, severe headache & sore throat for a week. cold & headache improving, throat worse than ever. no fever.yellow patches on tonsils.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Could be: It is easy to get a strep test and important to rule out as strep is an illness needing antibiotics. Flu cn also have similar symptoms...And it is not uncommon to have both flu and strep together. Yes- go and get a strep test. Strep can present with two or more of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, nausea, and stomach ache..
Dr. Beena Joseph
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Possible Strep: Sounds most likely like strep throat, but could be mono if an older child, especially a teenager. Would take in to see the dr an get throat swabbed to know for sure and start medicatins if strep.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 11, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.