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Do You Cough With Strep Throat
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Time ; patience: Unfortunately, most cough +/- phlegm are due to viruses for which there are no antibiotic cures. Recent study concluded average duration of cough illness is 18 days. Phlegm color doesn't help determine need for antibiotics. Go see your family doc if you're getting worse, feel short of breath, have a fever, etc. But for most cases, it's a matter of time ; patience. Sorry! ...Read more
See below: Most sore throats are viral pharyngitis. Fever, severe throat pain, an exudate(pus) on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws suggests the need for a rapid strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. ...Read more
Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more
Essentially the same: Strep throat is strep throat--a bacterial infection due to exposure to a specific germ called streptococcus. Headache, sore throat, red throat, swollen lymph nodes of the neck, nausea, vomiting, generalized achiness or malaise, even a fine sandpapery red rash known as scarletina can occur whether one has tonsils or not. Admittedly the chance of strep throat seems less after tonsillectectomy. ...Read more
Words matter: "strep throat" is the lay term for a symptomatic illness caused by the strep germ. Since 5 % or more people carry this germ in their throat without ever getting ill, most would ignore it unless symptoms were involved. The "carrier" is one of the reasons we see this type of infection passed around all year long.The carrier can pass it to someone who develops the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.
See a physician: 26 year old male with sore throat and cough. Most cases of sore throat are viral, whereas strep is a bacterial cause of sore throat. It is hard to tell the difference at home. Even physicians have a difficult time distinguishing between strep and viral infection based on history alone. Please see a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam and also a strep test for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Med eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
Yes: Those are the symptoms of hay fever. Symptoms include: itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat, skin, or any area, problems with smell , runny nose, sneezing, tearing eyes, stuffy nose , clogged ears and decreased sense of smell, sore throat, dark circles under the eyes, puffiness under the eyes, fatigue and irritability, headache. ...Read more
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