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Had sore or strep throat for a week. How soon could I get strep throat again?

Had sore or strep throat for a week. How soon could I get strep throat again?

Any Time: We build very little natural immunity to strep, so once the antibiotic is out of your system, you can be infected again. ...Read more

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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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Can you get strep throat from swallowing semen? I ask because every time I have oral sex with a new partner, I either get a sore or strep throat.

Can you get strep throat from swallowing semen? I ask because every time I have oral sex with a new partner, I either get a sore or strep throat.

Won't get strep: You might want to think about barrier protection until you really know a guy -- the HIV risk is relatively small but probably real. More seriously, you're at risk for gonococcal pharyngitis, which can be very troublesome. ...Read more

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Should i go back to the ER i was diagnosed with strep throat ten days ago and my throat has started to get painfully sore again ?

Should i go back to the ER i was diagnosed with strep throat ten days ago and my throat has started to get painfully sore again ?

See your docotor: You could have a relapse or reinfection especially if you did not take all 10 days of your medicine. This can wait to be seen in the office with your regular md unless you are getting worse and worse. ...Read more

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If i had strep throat and did not get treated for it, will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever? Sore throat wasnt bad, had cough.

If i had strep throat and did not get treated for it,  will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever?  Sore throat wasnt bad, had cough.

Consider Ur options: Strep will often improve in a few days without treatment.Untreated strep, regardless of degree can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable.(& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers. There may be alternatives for seeking care than ur out of pocket, so look into it. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a UTI (not under meds) and get strep throat with fever over 101........Joint and body aches with sore throat........Can that make UTI worse?

If I have a UTI (not under meds) and get strep throat with fever over 101........Joint and body aches with sore throat........Can that make UTI worse?

Possible: Since you are not on antibiotics, your immune system has to do all the work. If you have other infections going on, your body may be weaker allowing the infections to worsen. However, even without the sore throat and joint aches, UTI will get worse over time. Also, with your combination of symptoms, i would get checked out asap and get antibiotics. All your symptoms may be from stds. ...Read more

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I've had strep throat for a week and just got medicine a couple days ago. My throat is still sore is this okay?

I've had strep throat for a week and just got medicine a couple days ago. My throat is still sore is this okay?

Yes: Treatment of strep throat is mostly to avoid heart and joint complications of the bacteria. It will make your throat feel better eventually, but it can take 3-4 days. If you still have symptoms in 3-4 days after beginning antibiotics, return to your doctor for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I had strep throat and was put on penicillin for 10 days and finished my last dose a week ago and still have a lesser degree sore throat, i'm concerne?

Sore throat: How was strep diagnosed? If not done by culture it may not have been the cause of the sore throat. There are also some persons who have strep throat, and are simultaneously colonized with staph or other organisms that produce enzymes that destroy penicillin, rendering treatment useless. See your doctor and get re-examined. Good luck. ...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