A 40-year-old male asked:
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if i had strep throat and did not get treated for it, will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever? sore throat wasnt bad, had cough.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Consider Ur options: Strep will often improve in a few days without treatment.Untreated strep, regardless of degree can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable.(& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers. There may be alternatives for seeking care than ur out of pocket, so look into it. Good luck.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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