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Can Strep Throat Cause Vomiting
Inflammation: Spreading down through the alimentary tract can be the cause of stomachache during strep pharyngitis with nausea and vomiting, happens more in youngsters, other causes of swollen neck lymph nodes, sore throat and painful swallowing would also be considered as symptoms do overlap, most famous are viral causes of pharyngitis / infectious mononucleosis, ...Read more
Natural response: Infectious agents stimulate the body's immune response to literally purge the body of the illness and purging responses include vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, runny nose, sweating, and fever. Vomiting is a normal reaction to both kinds of infection. Plus infections affect the whole body not just one area.....While one area may have the most symptoms. ...Read more
My son 7 is taking amoxicilin for strep throat for 2 days and has a stomachache no diarhea/vomitting no fever #2 is good is this normal?
Strep symptoms: The symptoms of a group a streptococcus infection include abdominal discomfort alongside the earlier fever & throat discomfort. The cause of the belly pain is not clear but the symptoms may increase or persist until the treatment has killed off enough strep to see improvement in the overall pattern. ...Read more
Have been prescribed germentin by doc this morn but have started to vomit. Is it too strong for me. Given for strep throat pleuracy and uti.?
Medication reaction: Stop the medication and call your doctor asap for instructions on how to proceed. ...Read more
If taking Zithromax for strep throat and I vomited within 30 minutes to an hour of the very first dose (1 of 3) should I take another?
Mgt: You can repeat the dose, but the total course should be the same or 5 days. Please ask your PCP to call in another tablet. ...Read more
? how diagnosed?: The majority of sore throats in kids are not strep, but one of many viruses. Strep can also be present in a throat and not be the cause of the illness. If the label was applied without any strep test, chances are you are dealing with something else. Even with a positive strep test, something else can be involved. A recheck is worthwhile. ...Read more
I have strep throat and it's felt like something was deep in my throat and I think I just threw up a bit of blood. What does this mean?
Wretching?: Blood is due to your wretching. It should be of no concern. ...Read more
Strep bacteria: If you indeed have strep throat, then your sore throat is caused by a bacterium called streptococcus pyogenes, which can sometimes be resistant to antibiotics. However, sore throat can be caused by a vast number of causes. Actual strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics in order to prevent rheumatic fever. See your doc for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more
Intake of germ: Exposure occurs daily in most populated settings since as many as 20% can carry the germ without symptoms in some seasons. To develop symptomatic disease, you must first be susceptable (a complex individual issue). You must also encounter a transfer event, where the germ moves from the source to your mouth. Through a kiss, off contaminated fingers, etc. It moves in & lives in your mucous & you get sick ...Read more
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
Yes it can: Strep throat is due to infection with streptococcus pyogenes. It is easily treated with antibiotics, but if let untreated it can induce an immune reaction that can lead to Rheumatic Fever and Gloerulonephritis. It is easily diagnosed with a swab in minutes and treated with antibiotics so these diseases are rare now. ...Read more
Yes: Infected tonsils often bleed easily. If the amount of blood is large or continues, see your doctor so he/she can look at your tonsils. Also check to see if the blood is coming from your nose. All the best. ...Read more
Streptococcal infections of gingiva are seen very rarely, although it can occur with other inflammatory diseases like throat inflammations.
You should see a dentist, to examine for possible pre-existing periodontal disease that may require specific treatment, besides the routine antibiotics for strep. tonsillitis. ...Read more
Why for the past few years do I get strep throat 3+ times a year when I don't have tonsils? Possible causes?
Strep or not strep?: Germs can infect the walls of your throat, even when you don't have tonsils. Cold viruses can cause a sore throat, so 3+ episodes of these a year are common. If you have true streptococcus bacterial infections (verified by testing) often, you or a member of your household may be a carrier. That is, your immune system lets strep bacteria live like squatters in your throat, instead of killing them. ...Read more
Hi. I was diagnosed with strep throat yesterday. I was prescribed clindamycin 300mg 4x daily. I am very tired and achy today. What could cause that?
The germs: It takes a while to kill the germs. They have been there for at least 12 hrs (or more) before you started meds and had plenty of time to create havoc/injure tissue and elaborate chemical factors that make you tired. You can also have mono at the same time and it wouldn't be obvious unless tested for. Give it a few days and check back in with doc if you don't start feeling better. ...Read more
Does strep throat cause voice loss? Multiple sources tell me it does not, however my voice has been gone for a few days and I was diagnosed with strep
Co-infections: Strep by itself would not trigger vocal cord swelling needed to cause voice loss. However, it can be carried without causing infection in 5-10% of the population and cause a positive test. Other viral infections that may cause voice loss and sore throat may be indistinguishable from strep clinically. You could have both infections or just a virus. ...Read more
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