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Adult Strep Symptom To Clear
What are symptoms of strep in toddlers and adults? Same symptoms or different? If the same, what are they? If different, what are they? Explain
Many symptoms: They are the same. They can range from fever to no fever, sore throat or full feeling in throat, running nose with post nasal drip.Exsudate or no exsudate on tonsils. The list goes on. That is why it is important to get a throat culture to make sure you have a strepnthroat. ...Read more
I'm finally getting over strep & don't want to relapse. Could the cold weather aggravate symptoms more than anything else? Should I stay clear of SOY?
Can get rechecked: One can get his throat rechecked if a lot of strep throat symptoms return. Cold weather can make a throat uncomfortable temporarily, due to breathing cold, dry air... but does not cause strep throat to relapse. Soy products are everywhere, and have no unusual effect on a normal person's throat. ...Read more
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more
Four days ago I got what I thought was a sore throat, it didn't clear in two days with no other symptoms so I went to the doctors. They took one look at my tonsils and insisted on a rapid strep test....I tested positive for strep. Same day I started ant
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Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more
Similar but: Both cause very sore throat with swelling and fever. Both can be diagnosed readily with a rapid test. Mono rapid test is less accurate. Mono significant systemic symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, nausea, and the swelling tends to be more severe and more dramatic appearing. Strep gets better much faster and does justify antibiotics in children and teens. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/symptoms/con-http://www. Pennmedicine. Org/encyclopedia/em_PrintArticle. Aspx? Gcid=000591 ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep 4 days ago and began taking penicillin. Today when I woke up I was coughing up bloody phlegm--- is this a usual symptom?
Cramping started Wednesday the 26th. Thursday I was sick and the doctor said I had strep and that abdominal cramping could be a symptom of strep. Yes?
Could be: This could accompany streptococcal pharyngitis, but I would place a lot more credibility in a very sore throat with exudates, tender cervical adenopathy, a mild fever, and the absence of other findings that might suggest another kind of infection. Antibiotics can produce some abdominal cramping.... ...Read more
I'm on day 3 of moxicillin for strep throat, after a visit to an urgent care center. So far no symptom relief. Should I be concerned?
Not at all: No you have to take the full 10 days of Amoxicilin and you will see the symptoms relief pretty soon ...Read more
Hey I'm 17 and I just had mono. I had mono for 4 days and the only symptom I had was a mild strep throat. When do you think my spleen will go down?
Mono: Spleen becomes: Palpable when the size gets double. Most of the time doctors don't feel it- though enlarged. Ultrasound detects the enlargement, but not done routinely. It takes 4-6 weeks for the spleen to come to normal size. Depending on size of enlargement of spleen, no PE/sports for 4-6 weeks. Get clearance from your doc. Before resuming sports. ...Read more
What are the differences between strep throat and mono? My biggest symptom is severe pain while swallowing.
Bacteria vs Viruses:
I love this question. Strep throat is a bacterial infection with a severe bug known as streptococcus. It is quite debilitating and contagious. One with strep throat usually has fever, pain, difficulty swallowing and then secondarily symptoms in the ears and with the fever, increased heart rate and some muscle aches.
Mono is a viral illness that leads to significant fatigue.....And... ...Read more
Pretty bad sore throat for about a week n half no other symptom my 6 year old just got over severe strep, I have no other strep symptoms. Could it be it?
Every time I swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?
Maybe: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges for a couple of days may lessen throat symptoms. ...Read more
Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?
May be viral: If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. ...Read more
Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat
Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more
Minor sore throat tender ear no fever small spots on tonsil, feel ok doc did quick strep said showed slight pos can I have strep with no major symptom?
Yes you can: And you don't need to have the full spectrum of symptoms ...Read more
1-7 days: After exposure to strep, practicaly speaking, it's about 1-7 days untill you may show symtoms. Ofcourse there are always exceptions to the rule, but if you are outside of 7 days, you are unlikey to get sick. ...Read more
Depends on You & exp: Group a strep is variable in its effect. During the year there are strep carriers around (5+/-%) who seem never to get sick but can pass it on.Asymptomatic carriage in winter is higher. If u are susceptable (we can't be sure who) then u probably become sick within 3 days. U have 9-10 days to rx & stop most bad effects on kids. Simple office tests can confirm a sore throat is really strep & not viral. ...Read more
Strept pyogenes: Many people are pharyngeal carriers of group a beta-hemolytic strep. They can pass the organism to other individuals, often by kissing or hand to mouth to mouth contact, and the recipient may or may not become infected. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether a strep isolated from a symptomatic person is actually causing their illness. ...Read more
Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...Read more
Strep throat symptom: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
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