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Doctor insights on: History Of Strep Throat

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Is it true that OCD is sometimes linked with history of strep throat?

Is it true that OCD is sometimes linked with history of strep throat?

Hard to say: The long term data is not in.There is some suspicion that people can develop this and other neurologic symptoms after a variety of infectious agents.Strep is one but other illnesses including viruses have been linked in sporadic cases.The illnesses are thought to trigger antibodies that may attack normal brain pathways and cause symptoms. The rarity of the process makes research difficult. ...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


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My son has a fever and painful sore throat. He has a history of strep throat. Is it possible to have a prescription for antibiotics called in to a pharmacy? Thanks.

My son has a fever and painful sore throat. He has a history of strep throat. Is it possible to have a prescription for antibiotics called in to a pharmacy? Thanks.

Recommendation : To give you prescription with proper medication we need to do the strep test, what is impossible on line. You can use urgent care or minute clinic for this. They will do the test and if it positive , they calculate the proper dose for his age and weight Make it right, please. . ...Read more

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What is strep throat s history ?

What is strep throat s history ?

?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic strep can masquerade as a lot of other illnesses. However, sore throat, sometimes fevers, frontal headache, stomach ache, vomiting and nausea, sandpapery rash are all seen. ...Read more

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What is strep throat?

What is strep throat?

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 more

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How bad is strep throat?

How bad is strep throat?

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 more

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What is a 'strep' throat?

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 more

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Is strep throat seasonal?

Is strep throat seasonal?

Not Always: There is a seasonal pattern as in dr park's response, but it does generally occur all year round to some degree.So beware and careful. ...Read more

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Is strep throat airborne?

Is strep throat airborne?

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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Symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific it is important to take a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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How to cure strep throat?

How to cure strep throat?

Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on meds but you need to finish them. Comfort measures including ibuprofen, throat sprays or lossenges can also help. ...Read more

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

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Can I die from strep throat?

Can I die from strep throat?

No you will not if y: If you have been diagnosed with sterp throat you have to be treatedc with ba full course of antibiotics for 10 days to prevent scarlet fever, acute nephritis, rheumatic fever and spread of infection to ears, sinuses, lungs etc if you treat properly you will not bhave any problems. ...Read more

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How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread. ...Read more

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What exactly is strep throat?

Steptococcus pyogene: It is a throat infection due to streptococcus pyogenes (a bacteria), also known as group a beta-strep. This is the same organism known as the "flesh-eating" bacteria. The major risk here is acute rheumatic fever if the strep throat is not treated properly. This occurs after recovery from the throat infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best , followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance. ...Read more

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What is done for strep throat?

What is done for strep throat?

Many things: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that will iften run its course in 5-7 days. Antibiotics are not always necessary in milder cases. Use of antibiotics can reduce symptoms and the patient is considered non-contagious within 24 hours. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water. Little bit of ice cream for throat pain. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

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