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Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Are cellulitis and strep throat related? Can one cause the other?

Yes in certain cases: Cellulitis does not "cause" strep throat. However, both cellulitis and strep throat can be caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (group a strep, aka gas). Gas produces different toxins resulting in symptoms such as fever, malaise, very red skin, and low blood pressure. Both these infections must be treated aggressively, with penicillin remaining the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Can cellulitis and strep throat be related? Why can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Can cellulitis and strep throat be related? Why can't we get rid if the cellulitis

Maybe: You need to see a physician for an antibiotic prescription. You may need a culture to find out what it is sensitive to. Bacterial infections usually require medication to go away. ...Read more

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Is cellutitis and strep throat connected?

Is cellutitis and strep throat connected?

Yes and no: The same germ can cause both, but because you have one, the symptoms of the other problem may be a different germ. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Maybe, but: Get an eye exam just to make sure it isn't something more serious. It is not uncommon for the same viruses that can cause sore throat or pharyngitis to also cause a conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is usually in both eyes, but may begin in one eye causing blurring. Again, be sure to rule out other causes by getting a complete eye exam at some point. ...Read more

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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Viruses: There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever. An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one. If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake. It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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How can strep throat cause other parts of your body to not feel well?

How can strep throat cause other parts of your body to not feel well?

Bacteria & fever: Bacteria can spread to other parts of the body and fever can cause many types of pain. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and I think I'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and I think I'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

Let me explain: Experts can narrow recurring strep throat down to a few factors. One is that you have simply contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic has failed for some other reason. Another possibility is that you may have a weakened immune system. Another is that you are or someone in your family is a strep carrier. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Rarely: Other stds are much more likely. Strep (group a) can cause vaginitis or perianal infections sometimes, so transfer to throat is possible. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause anxiety symptons?

Can strep throat cause anxiety symptons?

Trigger: If you are an anxious person anyways, being overheated from a fever or symptoms like pain with swallowing could trigger anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Smell of strep: Streptococcal infection of the throat does cause the breath to have a peculiar and unique odor. Once you have smelled it you know it. It could be described as garlic like but it is not exactly the same. Close but not quite! ...Read more

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Is strep throat in a one year old a very serious condition?

Is strep throat in a one year old a very serious condition?

Not especially: In most cases it is relatively mild and easy to treat. In the pre-antibiotic era, some strains would lead to scarlet fever with prolonged high fever/rash. Today even these strains rarely lead to problems if you get the kid evaluated and treated. Untreated strep has about1/200 risk of rheumatic fever. So there are ways it can be bad, but when properly evaluated & treated it is minor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects. The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more

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If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

Rare if ever: A one month old is rarely if ever infected with a strep throat. The worrisome complications if they were;rheumatic fever, heart or kidney problems are unheard of at that age. The general rules for infant infections would apply.Feeding refusal, elevated temperature >100.4, excessive sleep. ...Read more

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Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Doubtful: You do not provide enough information to make an informed evaluation. Where the three occasions with different or the same man? Was streptococcus isolated and/or cultured from all three pharyngitis tissues? I have never heard of an association between fellatio and strep throat. ...Read more

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I went to atlanta (in spring)and got strep throat. I bought deodarent&used itmy current one broke and I saved the one from atlanta. Will I get sick agn?

No problem: The germ of strep throat thrives in the environment of your throat where it has access to nutrients and moisture. It will not survive in the chemical rich environment of your deodorant. You will not catch strep from the deodorant.. ...Read more

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6yold w/ soft small nodes neck, us=reactive. After sinus infec in oct new one showed up. Now w/strep throat, other 2 appeared. All 1.2cm or less. Normal?

6yold w/ soft small nodes neck, us=reactive. After sinus infec in oct new one showed up. Now w/strep throat, other 2 appeared. All 1.2cm or less. Normal?

Lymph nodes: Lymph node service the garbage collector for any type of infection. Any infection causes them to enlarge and process the foreign invader. Normal lymph nodes in the neck can be up to 1.5 cm. Ultrasound is a good test to determine the make up of the lymph nodes but sometimes requires fine needle or open biopsy to fully determine cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause gum irritation?

Can strep throat cause gum irritation?

More likely: That your throat infection is one of the viruses that can cause lesions on the gums as well. I would go to your doc for an examination to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause lockjaw and warmth in chest?

Not likely: Streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis typically causes throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fevers, chills, fatigue, and general malaise. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it could be a dental problem or an abscess around the tonsil. See your doctor or an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more

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In strep throat, can only one of your glands in the throat swell up?

Sure: 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. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause canker sores?

No.: Aphtous ulcers, commonly called canker sores, are caused by the immune system attacking part of your oral mucosa. It is not known yet exactly what triggers this localized attack. Strep throat also taxes your immune system, it should be treated promply and correctly to avoid serious complications like rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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Could strep throat cause a skin rash?

Could strep throat cause a skin rash?

Sometimes: Some strains of group a streptoccus have the added ability to create a toxin that amoung other effects can cause a rose colored sandpapery rash. Not all straind do. If it does it will usually emerge within 12-24 hours after the fever triggered by the strep infection. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause generalized lymphadenopathy?

Can strep throat cause generalized lymphadenopathy?

Yes, especially: If you had scarlet fever ( (strep throat, rash, fever)as presenting complaint of your strep. But if lymphadenopathy does not get better, see your Dr for a checkup. You could have had mononucleosis instead of strep, which would also cause generalized lymphadenopathy ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more