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Rigors And Strep
Negative for rapid strep test today. Signs of strep are apparent. Mainly a stuffy nose, fever, and sore white throat, not super tired. Mono or strep?
Probably strep: Sounds more like strep, rapid strep cultures are only 70% accurate and separate longer test is much advisable along with the rapid, strep patients also sometimes state having the feeling of a golf ball inthere throat which is usually a hallmark sign for the condition, mono patients are usually excessively tired and have swollen cervical lymph nodes or it could very well just be a bad virus. ...Read more
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
No reason to wait-: Though most symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection are caused by viruses, there is no reason for you to wait and have your doctor check you out for a strept infection. Just don't go the appointment expecting to get an antibiotic each time you suspect you need it- otherwise, you will end up with a multidrug resistant bacterial infection. ...Read more
Suddenly got sore throat then weakness and little dizziness with body aches and fever. Are these symptoms of an infection?
High fever, runny nose, sore throat and cough. Unable to sweat while fever is present. Fever is manageable through ibuprofen. Once breaks profuse swea?
Signs of infection: Those are common signs of a systemic response (body wide) to infection. Sinus infections whether part of a viral or bacterial process can certainly cause these. Go see your doctor if symptoms last longer than a week or worsen, becoming more severe. ...Read more
Definition is strep: The term "scarlet fever " applies to strains of strep a that have the additional dna to make a red rash. The infection may be in the throat, or other site (skin, anus) and still produce the rash and fever. Strep throat includes strains of strep a that may or may not produce a rash.Their location in the throat is rather specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be strep: If you are an adult with high fever and sore throat, you could have strep throat, influenza virus, or other causes for which there is treatment. Go see your doctor. (s)he can exam you and do a rapid test for these causes. To make you feel better in the meantime, you may take tylenol, (acetaminophen) while waiting to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with bronchitis after sore throats and cough (phlegm and blood). Given augmentin. How long before cough and fever go away?
Most bronchitis is v: Most often these issues are. Oral but if you are bacterial can take several weeks to resolve ...Read more
Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?
See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the angles of the jaw. In mono you will have atypical lymphocytosis, a positive mono spot test or ebv viral capsid igm antibody. In strep throat you will have a positive rapid strep test or throat culture. You can have both at the same time as well. ...Read more
Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more
Viral syndrome: This is likely a upper respiratory viral infection in evolution. Sore throat (pharyngitis) with fever, followed by cough and other flu like symptoms. Best treatment is rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches and fever. A decongestant and cough suppressant may be helpful when these symptoms arise. Throat lozenges can help with the sore throat. If no better in 3-5 days, see MD. ...Read more
Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?
Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more
Recently had glandular fever +streptococcus c infection,treated with steroid and penicillin. now have sore throat, hurts when yawning and cough.
Abcess?: It is possible to develop an abcess following an acutely infected throat. Often the pain is one sided and becomes progressively worse. There may be a bulge of the area of the tonsils on the affected side. If this happens or you develop signs or symptoms of a more progressive infection - return of fever, nausea, chills, etc -you should seek treatment without delay. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.
My daughter has body aches, headache, nausea, fatigue, chills and mild sore throat but no fever. Virus infection?
Sounds like it: What you describe sounds like a viral illness. You are 17 years old. I assume your daughter is an infant. Have her checked out by your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more