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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?

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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Can you describe the initial signs of strep throat?

Can you describe the initial signs of strep throat?

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

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What's the signs of strep throat? My throat hurts and every time i yawn.It hurts..

What's the signs of strep throat? My throat hurts and every time i yawn.It hurts..

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Comfort measures: Your sore throat, if unaccompanied by a fever or pus at the ite, is likely a mild viral pharyngitis. Argyle with warm salt water, take Motrin for inflammation, and immediately see your doctor if you develop fever or difficulty swallowing, drooling, or increased pain. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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 signs and symptoms of strep throat?

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

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What strep throat signs do I need to look for in a four year old?

What strep throat signs do I need to look for in a four year old?

Fever, poor appetite: Most common signs of throat infections are fever, sore throat, poor appetite and sometimes abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I don't know if i'm getting a cold or strep. What are some symptoms of strep throat in the early stages?

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

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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

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

Strep: It is entirely possible to have strep throat after the flu. One does not exclude the other. I recommend consulting with your doctor to see if you actually do have strep throat. If you do, it will require antibiotic in order to resolve. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of developing strep throat?

What are the first signs of developing strep throat?

Strep Throat Symptom: Strep throat presents as severe sore throat, sudden fever, often with headache and swollen lymph nodes in the upper neck. If you suspect, go see your primary healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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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Can ulcers be a sign of strep throat?

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

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My throat is hurting. I was taking nose spray and it burned my throat. Is this a sign of strep throat?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: You can have strep without fever; someone with strep is contagious for about a day before symptoms start until 24-36 hours after appropriate antibiotics are started. ...Read more

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Is a blister on the uvula a sign of strep throat?

Is a blister on the uvula a sign of strep throat?

Possibly: But could be aphthous stomatitis, see doctor to it checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Varies.: Yes but the tonsils are rough surfaced and frequently collect bacteria and sometimes yeast. Try a cotton swab on it. If temporary, usually no worry. If not be checked by md. ...Read more

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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?

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

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


Strep Throat (Definition)

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