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Can You Get Strep Throat On One Side
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?
I have strep throat since month ago with white spots I looked to my throat now it's like one side is good and the other side still have whit spots?
Not always Strep: I recommend you go get strep test or even strep culture again as white spots do not indicate strep. Viral infection can present with white spots also. ...Read more
My 1daughter has strep throat and a horrible rash from it. My other daughter is pg and they are all home. What are the chances that pg one will get it?
Hi Doctor...I woke this morning and my uvula was leaning to one side...I was diagnosed with strep throat this past Monday. Is this a problem?
I recently got a bad sore throat and it is not mono or strep throat. I just looked at my throat and it has white patches. It only hurts on one side.
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it. ...Read more
Can you get strep throat or any other throat condition from giving oral sex to a male that has no current STI/STD?
No non-STD risk: Other than STDs, no infections or any other medical conditions are likely to be transmitted by oral sex. Even STDs are pretty low risk, but not zero risk. If you've had such exposure to a new or especially high risk partner, see a doctor or clinic for gonorrhea testing (throat swab, not urine) and maybe, in a few weeks, blood tests for syphilis and HIV. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more
Can you get strep throat from swallowing semen? I ask because every time I have oral sex with a new partner, I either get a sore or strep throat.
Happens. ..however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & never get sick from it. One issue that differs in young infants is the long term effects. Since their immune system is immature, they don't risk development of rheumatic fever like a 5 or 10 year old would. Treatment of carriers is unnecessary. ...Read more
Yes: But why is unknown. Whether they are somehow never exposed or have great natural immunity is not clear. It is thought that these folks do get strep infections, but so mild they have little or no symptoms. ...Read more
Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months. ...Read more
Untreated: Could develop significant complications & rheumatic fever down the line. ...Read more
No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more
Works up: Symptoms tend to begin over several days & to build. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Attack rates among families run as high as 1/4 to as low as 1/32. Adults that follow simple hygiene practices are less likely affected than kids. ...Read more
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