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Would strep throat cause severe lower back pain?

Would strep throat cause severe lower back pain?

See below: Group a strep can be a great mascarader and can present with a lot of strange symptoms. I have cared for kids with strep who present with severe muscle aches. Therefore, I would say, it is possible (along with a sore throat). I would get checked. ...Read more

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Can you have lower back pain with strep throat?

Can you have lower back pain with strep throat?

Not usually related: They aren't usually related but if your strep throat is a secondary infection from a generalized viral infection you might have muscle aches including in the low back. You should probably go see your doctor for this if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Hello, I have strep throat right now, and I am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Hello, I have strep throat right now, and I am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Strep throat: I am not certain why you are taking that particular anabiotic for strep throat. It is not first-line therapy. Perhaps there are other reasons that it was prescribed, of which I am not aware. Certainly muscle aches and pains can be associated with that type of antibiotic. My advice would be to call your doctor and advise of the symptoms and consider switching antibiotics. ...Read more

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I saw a doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with pharyngitis. Still waiting for strep throat culture to come back. Pain is worst. Can hardly swallow.?

I saw a doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with pharyngitis. Still waiting for strep throat culture to come back. Pain is worst. Can hardly swallow.?

Can be other things.: Strep is not the only cause of pharyngitis. Herpes simplex, chlamydia, ebv, corynebacterium diptheriae, and many others can also cause it. That is one reason why the strep check swab is done, as well as a strep culture. Your doctor should be able to do this/should have done this rapid check so you can start treatment if positive. See your doctor soon if it gets worse for empiric treatment. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause your throat to bleed or have streaks of blood down you throat and in the back of the back?

Can strep throat cause your throat to bleed or have streaks of blood down you throat and in the back of the back?

Not usually: Strep is a extremely sore throat caused by a bacteria. Usually people have red dots on back roof of their mouth as well as white exudate on the back of their throat. Some people have a fever and upset stomach along with the sore throat. ...Read more

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If I had strep throat while getting blood work & my protein & globulin levels came back elevated... was strep the cause of it???

If I had strep throat while getting blood work & my protein & globulin levels came back elevated... was strep the cause of it???

How elevated?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you were dehydrated when the blood sample was collected, that may explain the "high" level. It would have helped to have the actual values.
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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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Can strep throat cause a rash?

Can strep throat cause a rash?

Scarletina: Scarlet fever is the combination of strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). Rashes can also occur with strep throat when an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for it occurs. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes strep throat?

What pathogen causes strep throat?

Group A strep: Group A streptococcus is the pathogen. There are many strains of strep that are not associated with throat problems or the residual of untreated strep throat. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause strep throat?

No: Reflux can be bad enough to irritate tonsils and the back of your throat. However, that is basically the same as an acid burn if you spilled it on your skin.Strep throat is caused when the strep germ invades the throat and eats away at the tissue causing injury through infection. Reflux should never cause systemic fever. If you are having trouble telling them apart a strep test can help decide. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bad breath?

Does strep throat cause bad breath?

It Can: One of the classic signs of strep throat is small pus-filled blisters in the throat. Not only do these blisters sometimes smell bad, but it's also difficult to keep that area clean when it's sore and raw. In fact, keeping your mouth and teeth clean when you have a sore throat is also quite difficult and uncomfortable, so there's another potential cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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Help! Could strep throat cause hives?

Help! Could strep throat cause hives?

YES...: It can cause. Typical hives are called urticaria, MAP like itchy rash. Strep. Can cause scarlet fever with rash everywhere. On tongue, there is red rash like strawberry, we call it strawberry tongue, on allover body, there is maculopapular rash. ...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 you to have dizziness?

Can strep throat cause you to have dizziness?

Yes.: Dizziness can be part of overall "feeling sick" with many illnesses. If it persists after resolution of strep, it may need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause you to have green mucus?

Can strep throat cause you to have green mucus?

Sure: Green mucus can because by viral or bacterial illnesses or even seasonal allergies. ...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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Can strep throat come back again after being infected by a carrier?

Can strep throat come back again after being infected by a carrier?

Yes: Strep throat is a problem that can arise repeatedly, many times in a season or year. It is not like chickenpox, where you get immunity after you have it. A strep carrier is just as likely to pass it on as a symptomatic strep patient. ...Read more

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I have had endocarditis twice and now maybe strep throat can this cause me to get endocarditis agaiin?

I have had endocarditis twice and now maybe strep throat can this cause me to get endocarditis agaiin?

Uncommon cause...: Strep throat is caused by what is called "beta hemolytic streptococcus" bacteria. It is an extremely rare cause of endocarditis. Untreated strep throat can cause other heart problems, so antibiotics are very important for you. Otherwise, it is important for you to have antibiotics before all dental procedures given your history. Any correctible heart lesions should also be fixed, if safe to do. ...Read more

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I have a white patch in the back of my throat. I usually think of this as having strep throat. Test came back neg. What could this be then?

I have a white patch in the back of my throat. I usually think of this as having strep throat. Test came back neg. What could this be then?

Thrush/Mono/CMV: If you took antibiotics this could be thrush caused by yeast overgrowth. Mononucleosis and cytomegalovirus infection can cause exudative pharyngitis. Other causes of pharyngitis include gonorrhea, diptheria, arcanobacterium and various viruses. ...Read more

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3 yr old has strep throat. Looking back, she started symptoms 2 weeks before getting meds. Worried that we left it untreated for so long. Harmful?

3 yr old has strep throat. Looking back, she started symptoms 2 weeks before getting meds. Worried that we left it untreated for so long. Harmful?

Possibly: You have about 10 days from the first febrile response with strep to initiate treatment and stop the auto-antibody response that might trigger complications. You did not describe the symptoms, but if fever was not present you need not assume the clock started at that point. Complication rate of untreated strep runs about 1/200. Be vigilant and have her re-checked if problems arise. ...Read more

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I keep getting strep throat each month on the 2nd week. I take penicillin but it always come back /: it's like the 7th time this year, help : (?

I keep getting strep throat each month on the 2nd week. I take penicillin but it always come back /: it's like the 7th time this year, help : (?

Carrier vs resistent: Many times a recurrent symptomatic strep can be resolved by a 2 step treatment, a penicillin or cephalosporin followed on the last 4 days by using rifampin. If this works, fine. If you are testing + for strep but not sick with it, you could be a carrier & the 2 step may help but not stop returning to carrier status.5 documented strep/yr will get the attention of many ent's & a tonsil removal. ...Read more

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Had strep throat for 1&half weeks untreated is this bad I did have all symptoms but there gone swallowing is a bit easier inflamed back wall is there?

Had strep throat for 1&half weeks untreated is this bad I did have all symptoms but there gone swallowing is a bit easier inflamed back wall is there?

Strep throat: At age 23 it is less likely, but the major risk to not treating strep throat is the development of post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever, and rarely (more assoc with skin lesions) glomerulonephritis. Be alert for any signs and symptoms which you find unusual. ...Read more

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