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Doctor insights on: First Signs Of Strep Throat

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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

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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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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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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I've had strep throat twice, and first thought they were colds. How can a person tell the difference?

I've had strep throat twice, and first thought they were colds. How can a person tell the difference?

Strep Tonsillitis: Strep throat is with fever, headache , chills , bodyaches, exudate , painful neck glands, petechia in the pharyngeal mucosa, impetigo around nose . Colds is viral without much accompanying symptoms. ...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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Can doctors tell me what does strep throat feel like at first?

Can doctors tell me what does strep throat feel like at first?

Strep symptoms: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. ...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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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

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