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Can Joints Hurt With Strep Throat
Yes and no: You can be an asymptomatic carrier of the germ who does not get sick with it.Up to 4% of people are carriers year round & they don't show blood test evidence of a strep infection.Some that have an infection have symptoms mild enough not to realize they are sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more
Viral infection?: It is possible to have strept throat without a fever, other symptoms will be present- you will likely feel malaise and the back of your mouth will be extremely sore/tender and beefy red. Your doctor can test for strept throat, and treat it with an antibiotic like penicillin. Most sore throats without a fever however, are caused by viruses- and will not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Can tonsillitis cause your tongue to swell? And can you have tonsillitis without fever? Throat hurts and swollen lymph node behind ear
Tonsilitis & tongue: Tonsillitis is a term to describe swollen tonsils. The tonsils swell to help fight off infection. The tongue may also swell in the presence of bacterial or viral infection. A newer concern regarding tonsillitis has to due with sleep apnea. Tonsillitis can obstruct your airway and should be evaluated for size once the infection is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus infection with sore throat and throat muscle pain. Sore throat cleared up with antibiotics but muscle pain comes and goes also small lymph nodes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today my doctor diagnose me with strep throat does strep throat cause dry mouth and coughing especially near cold hot temperture?
Started with sore throat, headache, muscle aches and sensitivity to touch. Took DayQuil but does not relieve sore throat. Do I have strep or the flu?
Need exam/swab: If you go to the doc, s/he can obtain a good ENT exam, including a tonsilar swab for a rapid Strep test. An acute EBV tonsillitis looks very similar with fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, lymphadenopathy & white plaques on the tonsils. EBV can even cause right upper belly pain (acute viral hepatitis). Antibiotics will help a strep but not viral infection. Consider sugarless lozenges. ...Read more
Can allergies cause sore throat and swollen nodes? When pollen is high out, my throat hursts, sneezes and swollen nodes. Subsides with benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Sounds like: An allergic response usually does not involved lymph node enlargement but one can see how this can happen from the immune stimulation related to high pollen exposure. If the problem is relieved by Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then what walks, sounds, and looks a duck = a duck. Yes you do have allergy and the sore throat is from either mouth-breathing or post-nasal drips ...Read more
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