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Early Signs Of Strep Throat
My son 8, possibly had an untreated strep throat about 5 weeks ago he now has tiny blisters on his knee no pain, no fever can it be early sign of comp?
Likely unrelated: I can't put untreated strep together with tiny blisters on the knee & come up with a way to tie them together. 5 weeks out you can have issues related to rheumatic fever or heart complications. If you are concerned schedule a visit. ...Read more
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Non-specific: If your throat is infected you can be checked for strep with rapid screening techniques, and this is important because treatment will prevent post-streptococcal complications like rheumatic fever. ...Read more
What are the signs of strep throat without tonsils I got mine out a long time ago and I see a little white in my throat?
Multiple: You can get strep throat without tonsils. Symptoms include severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms. Pain or difficulty with swallowing and fever greater then 101 can occur. Swollen lymph nodes are common. White spots are common. See a medical provider. Good luck ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?
I got moderate to severe sore throat what is the signs of strep throat without tonsils I don't have a fever yet I wasn't exposed to strep ?
Same as with: There is plenty of tissues within the throat, including residual lymph gland tissue, to get sore during a throat infection. Removal of tonsils does not eliminate risk of strep throat but can reduce intensity. Symptoms are the same. Since 5-10% of people carry strep year round with no symptoms you are likely exposed pretty often. Only a proper evaluation with strep test can sort this out. ...Read more
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
I don't know if i'm getting a cold or strep. What are some symptoms of strep throat in the early stages?
See below: Strep throats usually start with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus or exudate on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaw. A cold or viral URI usually doesn't cause fever, pus or enlarged painful lymph nodes. Its not easy for even an experienced doctor to always know the difference so when in doubt we check a rapid strep test. ...Read more
Whats the chance of having strep throat after just getting over influenza? Can i stop it early if I do have it? (18yrold) took tamiflu75mg, 5 daysm
Ulcers Where?: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
My throat is hurting. I was taking nose spray and it burned my throat. Is this a sign of strep throat?
Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more
Can you catch strep throat from someone if they don't have a fever yet? It was caught early & the fever hadn't developed yet. Is it still contagious?
I might have strep throat just stated showing signs of it today. nvr had it before its a bit painful. would it still be ok to go to the doctor tomorow?
Yes: But make sure you get treatment. So see your physician soon. ...Read more
There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?
I have had mono since March, two rounds of strep throat early summer and just diagnosed with UTI, strep and mono still testing positive. Suggestions?
Can be normal : The mono infection can last for 6 - 9 months. strep throat is more common in the spring and summer. A UTI happens more frequently in women in their 20s and teenagers who are sexually active.I recommend plenty of fluids and rest to allow your body to fight the mono infection. if you're tired, going to a physical therapist for reconditioning. some lab work for mono can be positive for months. ...Read more
I want too take preworkout supplement but I am taking amoxicillin for strep throat, can I take my preworkout early morning, go gym, then take the meds?
Is it possible to get strep throat without being exposed to it.? I have bad sore throat but no fever yet what's the signs of strep
Carrier status: if you are a carrier you could have Strep without being exposed to it. Good to get it checked out with a doctor ...Read more
Just found out my girlfriend has strep throat and we've been kissing. I'm starting to get her early symptoms (sore eyes and throat), what should I do?
Go to doctor: Go get a strep test at the doctor's office ...Read more
Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>. ...Read more
Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The only way to know if you had strep was to test it.If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them. ...Read more
HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr.Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read more