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Effects Of Strep Throat
Sxs & complications: Symptoms of sore throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, feeling tired or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?
3 days: A person taking penicillin for strep throat should feel better in 2-3 days. If he is worse on day 3, or just not better by day 4, he should talk with his primary care doctor to verify the name and proper dose of his antibiotic, and to discuss his symptoms. Re-evaluation and treatment with a different medication may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?
Just began taking cefdinir for strep throat. My doctor is anyway. Are there any side effects to this medication?
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
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