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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

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


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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?

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

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Please describe the the symptoms of strep throat?

Please describe the the symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat symptom: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

Lucky vs unlucky: In some lucky ones (probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all. In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of strep throat?

All the sx...: All the symptoms are tough but generally sore throat and other respiratory issues like sneezing, coughing, fever/chills, sometimes ear pain. Later sometimes joint and muscle aches... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of strep throat?

Could you tell me what are some early symptoms of strep throat?

Sore Throat/Headache: It usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is usually followed by fever, pus or exudate on the posterior pharynx or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of strep throat? How do I tell if I have it?

What are the symptoms of strep throat? How do I tell if I have it?

Strep or not: You have to have a throat culture to have a definitive diagnosis of a strep throat.Strep throat may not hurt, you d, ont have to run a fever. In other words it can be ubiquitous. ...Read more

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When will I show the symptoms of strep throat if I got exposed today?

When will I show the symptoms of strep throat if I got exposed today?

1-3 days: The incubation period from when you get exposed to when you become sick is usually 1-3 days for strep throat infections. Strep often starts suddenly with headache, fever, sore throat and nausea. ...Read more

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If I have symptoms of a strep throat should I stay confined in my home?

Depends on variables: Once you have started treatment you become less contagious with each passing hour. By 24 hrs after starting a penicillin drug, the chance of random passage to others has declined enough to resume your routine. During that first 24 hrs, wash hands a lot, kiss no one, and limit outings to those required to get through the day. ...Read more

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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of strep throat & what is to be expected while having it?

What are symptoms of strep throat & what is to be expected while having it?

More than pain: Strep symptoms can include sore throat, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and headache. See a doctor if you are suffering from these symptoms. ...Read more

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How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected, ever. Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people has been quoted as 5% in the summer and upwards of 25% during the winter. Some of these carriers are likely treated for strep when they have simple viruses that cause symptoms as only blood testing could confirm a true infection. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if someone has all the symptoms of strep throat but they don't have it?

Viral/mono: Perhaps the major cause of throat related symptoms are related to upper respiratory viruses from several families. One of the best known is the eb virus that causes most mono cases. Other rhino, adeno and respiratory viruses are significant causes. If you don't have strep, comfort measures are your main form of treatment along with proper hydration. ...Read more

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How long does a strep throat last? Do I suppose to hold all activities until symptoms are better?

How long does a strep throat last? Do I suppose to hold all activities until symptoms are better?

10 days usually: Treatment with penicillin for 10 days is the usual course. Get a new toothbrush, care with drinking glasses, etc. Usually symptoms abate after 3 or 4days but important to take 10 days of medication! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and strep throat? Can u please give a list between the different symptoms?

Cold vs strep: Colds are usually caused by viruses and cause running noses and sore throats, although cultures are negative. Strep is caused by a bacterial strep germ and needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago but my boyfriend doesn't seem to have any symptoms is there still a chance he has it or no?

Maybe.: He could have had the same strain of strep that you have before and is now immune to that one. Or he may not show symptoms yet, because he was exposed later, and will start having symptoms in the next week or so. If he has any symptoms, even just a runny nose or only vomiting or stomach ache, that could be strep, but without a sore throat and it needs treatment then, too. ...Read more

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What are strep throat symptoms?

What are strep throat symptoms?

Common ones....: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes.
Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of strep throat?

Pain on swallowing,,: Pain on swallowing, sore throat, fever, chills, fatigue, and enlarged tonsils and cervical lymph nodes. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more