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If My Roommate Has Strep Should I Get Tested
If my son has strep should i. Get tested my throat feels kinda funny doesn't hurt but slightly irritated looking?
Wait for symptoms: The test was really designed for symptomatic patients; if you test early, it might give a falsely reassuring negative result. ...Read more
Tuesday I was tested for strep but it came back neg. They did 2 swabs at a time. How long does it take to get the results of a culture?
A few days: With a negative rapid strep test, probably the culture will also be negative for strep. Culture results typically take 2-5 days. ...Read more
I tested positive for strep Sunday. I am on amoxicillin, today is Thursday so I've been taking it for 4 days. Can I get a tattoo?
Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vaccinal strep b?
My daughter has had strep throat at least every other month this passed year. A relative of mine told me to ask to get her tested for pandas. Should I?
PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep is a relatively rare condition. The presence of frequent strep infections alone is not PANDAS- as the name implies, neuropsychiatric behaviors are the hallmark with the proper history. There is no "test" the diagnosis is based on history and physical findings alone. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vagunal strep b?
I was around my niece yesterday and she got diganosed with strep throat. Today I've been coughing and my throat hurts, should I get tested?
No need: No. Your symptoms are gone. Why would you need any further medical intervention? ...Read more
Possibly: See your physician. Depending on all your symptoms and their findings, tests may be needed, including strep test. Feel better soon! ...Read more
My son was puking today with a fever. My throat hurts. We were exposed to strep 5 days ago, should we get tested?
Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.
The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a culture. But even so, if you know you were exposed to another person who tested positive for strep pharyngitis, the guidelines say to treat regardless of what the rapid test shows. In that case many elect not to send a culture because it doesn't affect Tx ...Read more
Many places: Strep is a bacterial infection, most commonly affecting the throat. It can be diagnosed quickly with a throat swab. Most primary care doctor offices offer the test. If you think you have strep throat, see your doctor as there can be complications if the illness goes untreated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with severe sore throat. No fever or congestion. I took a picture and it's red. Should i get tested for strep?
Yes: Strep doesn't always present with full blown symptoms. ...Read more
29/f. Sore throat for 3 days, no congestion, low grade fever, negative rapid strep test. Should I be concerned about mono? when should I get tested?
Not necessarily: While mono is one of many viral causes of soar throats, I would not be overly concerned about not testing.The luck among us get it in childhood when it acts like most other "bugs" & fades quickly.If so you are immune.Adults tend to suffer major symptoms & may be bedbound for a few weeks.The inflamed tonsils of mono are some of the nastiest I have ever seen.If your not that sick, just take it easy ...Read more
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