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Can you have strep throat and have no symptoms?

Can you have strep throat and have no symptoms?

Strep carrier: People who are strep 'carriers' are colonized with the bacteria in their throats and intermittently can be symptom free. People who have recurrent sore throats and positive Rapid Strep swabs might want to be checked for this by having a throat culture performed when no symptoms are present. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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How might you have strep throat with no symptoms?

How might you have strep throat with no symptoms?

Term use: We usually reserve this lay term for a sore throat where we find group a streptococcus present and give it credit as the cause.For most it will be. However, at least 5% of the population will carry strep a in their throat at any time and blood tests confirm they are not becoming infected. They just carry it and may pass it to others who do become infected. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you carry strep throat without symptoms?

Continuously: We are aware that some individuals appear resistant to the invasive character of group a streptococcus and can carry it for an indefinite period without symptoms. Estimate cite 5% of the population year round increasing to 20% during the cold seasons.This factor is likely the reason strep seams to occur year round from unknown sources. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and told my symptoms he looked into my mouth and said I have strep throat without doing any other tests is this wrong?

I went to the doctor and told my symptoms he looked into my mouth and said I have strep throat without doing any other tests is this wrong?

Not necessarily : Though the more accurate information should be I believe or think you have Strep throat based upon your history and my examination ...Read more

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Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Can you have strep throat symptoms for just one day, I awoke yesterday with fever_ sore throat, no cough or runny nose but woke up today and was fine?

Sore throats: Most likely you had a viral sore throat, which is the most common cause of a sore throat . Recommendation would be to check for strep if you have had a sore throat for 3-4 days that is not getting any better. Glad you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific it is important to take a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of strep throat?

Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of strep throat?

What are early symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The early symptoms can be fever or sore throat alone. Sometimes a rash can start called scarlitina rash which appears in the warmer areas of the body...Arm pits, groin , neck. But it can start any of the above ways. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The typical symptoms are sore throat and fever. They often have enlarged glands that are tender and they can have body aches. Sometimes they will have a rash called a scarlitina rash. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS may even require more medications to resolve the symptoms. ...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