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Does strep throat cause a rheumatic fever?

Does strep throat cause a rheumatic fever?

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

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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 is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more

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Can u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Can u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Yes: Tonsils are considered the home where streptococcus seeds but without tonsils one can still get strep throat although less common and less frequent. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause a rash?

Can strep throat cause a rash?

Scarletina: Scarlet fever is the combination of strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). Rashes can also occur with strep throat when an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for it occurs. ...Read more

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Can someone have strep throat with out a painful sore throat?

Can someone have strep throat with out a painful sore throat?

Yes and no: You can be an asymptomatic carrier of the germ who does not get sick with it.Up to 4% of people are carriers year round & they don't show blood test evidence of a strep infection.Some that have an infection have symptoms mild enough not to realize they are sick. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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Should you go to work with a strep throat, sore throat, or viral infection?

Should you go to work with a strep throat, sore throat, or viral infection?

Strep throat: If you have strep throat, you can go back to work 24 hours after you have started antibiotics. Having a viral sore throat does not prevent you from going to work provided you do not have high fever. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause diarrhea?

Can strep throat cause diarrhea?

Strep throat: Strep typical course: sudden illness within hours, fever, sore throat, white spot on tonsils, enlarged tender lymh node, no running nose, more common if < 15 yyears olf (rare after age 45 yr). Diarrhea is not a common symptoms. You may feel nauseous and vomit ...Read more

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How does strep throat cause vomiting?

How does 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

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Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

Can I have strep throat without fever and sore throat?

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

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Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

You bet...: ....And sometimes more. Some of the worst sore throats I have treated were caused by the epstein barr virus. Sometimes strep hurts a lot, and sometimes strep doesn't hurt that much at all. ...Read more

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Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a post-infectious immune response to group a streptococcus. The purpose of taking antibiotics is to prevent further spread of the infection to others as well as to stop the immune cycle. ...Read more

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How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread. ...Read more

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Is there coughing with strep throat?

Is there coughing with strep throat?

Usually not: Sore throat associated with significant coughing, runny nose, or red eye suggests viral cause. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

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