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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.

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

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 long does fever last with strep throat?

How long does fever last with strep throat?

1-3 days after: After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds. ...Read more

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How long does a fever last with strep throat?

How long does a fever last with strep throat?

Fever and strep: Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like Acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does a fever last with strep throat.?

How long does a fever  last with strep throat.?

Response within 48H: I usually see the fever begin to drop within 36-48 hrs depending on the type of abx i use(based on allergy profile). Persistence of fever generally means there is a co-existing viral process or something like mononucleosis that can occur together. ...Read more

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How long should a fever with strep throat last?

How long should a fever with strep throat last?

Once antibiotics are: Started, most people have significant improvmement 24 to 48 hours out. ...Read more

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If you don't have a fever does that mean it's not strep throat?

If you don't have a fever does that mean it's not strep throat?

Not necessarily: Although fever is common with strep throat, it is not proof that you don't have it. If the sore throat is fairly painful, and especially if you don't feel well otherwise--headache, aches and pains etc.--it is still possible. Strep doesn't usually come with a lot of cold symptoms like runny nose and congested cough. Only way to be sure is to get checked, possibly with a test for strep. ...Read more

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Strep throat - still have fevers after 52 hours. What can I do?

Strep throat - still have fevers after 52 hours. What can I do?

Depends..: Fevers can take around 4 days to stop after taking abx. As long as your pain isn't a lot worse and you can take fluids well, just cont your abx. If you are not better in another 2-3 days, call your doc. ...Read more

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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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Fever (Definition)

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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