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After Effects Of Strep Throat
On 250mg/day Ampicillin during pregnancy due to GBS UTIs. Throat hurts will the antibiotics cause false negative in throat culture for Strep throat?
Do you have: Any side effects suggestive of guillain–barré syndrome or are you concerned about it? ...Read more
Need more info: Not sure what constitutes a chronic throat infection. Could this be allergy? How do you know you have an infection, and if so with what? Were you receiving the correct antibiotics? Too many factors missing from this equation. ...Read more
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
About 7 days: Usually lasts about a week.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is recurrent sore throat and phlegm from the throat, swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of HIV? Although I tested -ve after 4,5,6,7 months w/4th gen
Negative test-No HIV: I would trust these tests - they are saying all the same thing LONG after some 'possible' exposure. There must be another cause for your symptoms - and hopefully your doc can get to the bottom of it. Sometimes it's recurrent viral infections. (esp. if you SMOKE or are exposed to 2nd hand smoke). Other times, it's lack of rest and the body just can't heal itself if you're driving yourself too hard. ...Read more
Depends: If the sore throat is indeed from post-nasal drips, it will likely bothers you as long as there is post-nasal drips. Having said that, this association is far less common than believed by most people. If problem persists >1 week even after you have taken medication (nasal steroid?) for nasal allergies, see your doctor. ...Read more
Wrong strep: Group a strep is the throat pathogen we worry about.Group b strep is a normal germ of the bowel & female genital tract that can be fatal to babies. If your throat remains sore after 4 wks it is probable that strep was not the only or primary issue.Mono can present as a prolonged sore throat & often strep can be found concurrently.Followup with your dr if still ill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White blisters in back of throat, puss covered tonsils..stiff neck. Negative for mono and strep. One dose of antibiotics didn't help. What is this?
Started zpack on day 5 of Strep throat symptoms. Is this too late? Now at risk for Rheumatic Fever?
No: Not too late. Zpak while taken for 5 days is long acting and is working in your body for a full 10 days. ...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
The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sxs & complications: Symptoms of sore throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, feeling tired or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
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