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took a throat culture today and said i either have strep throat or mono. how will i know which one i have?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
One or Other or Both: You can't have either a strep throat or mononucleosis. You can have one or the other or both. A rapid strep test or a throat culture will tell whether or not you have a strep throat. A mono spot test or ebv antibody panel will show whether or not you have mono. If you have both do not take Ampicillin or Amoxicillin because either will cause a rash 90% of the time.

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