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can i die from strep throat?

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Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience Dentistry
No: Your doctor must diagnose strep throat. If your doctor did in fact diagnose strep, it is easily treated. You won't die!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No you will not if y: If you have been diagnosed with sterp throat you have to be treatedc with ba full course of antibiotics for 10 days to prevent scarlet fever, acute nephritis, rheumatic fever and spread of infection to ears, sinuses, lungs etc if you treat properly you will not bhave any problems.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you are looking at this in the short term, no.Most untreated patients will gradually feel better and return to a stable state of health.An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. It is a significant cause of death in underdeveloped countries, but takes time.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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