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Exposed To Strep Throat
If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?
I am currently taking ampicillin for skin issues. I was directly exposed to strep throat today. Can I still get strep while on this antibiotic?
Exposed to strep throat and pregnant! i think I have it but im not quite sure. What are the symptons?
Get evaluated now: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Get seen. ...Read more
Exposed to someone w/ strep throat yesterday AM, developed a sore throat shortly after. Sore throat still present today but very mild. Do I have it?
Sore throat , fatigue, decreased appetite , mild headache . No fever ! i was recently exposed to severe strep throat 2 days ago. Is it strep ?
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
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: If untreated, strep throat poses a significant risk of being passed on to others. Treatment rapidly decreases infectiousness. However, many sore throats are not caused by strep; viral causes are quite common. Strep tests occasionally are also falsely positive - no test is ever perfect. Antibacterial drugs do not help with viral infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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