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If my son has strep should i. Get tested my throat feels kinda funny doesn't hurt but slightly irritated looking?

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

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Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vaccinal strep b?

Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vaccinal strep b?

No: Group A Streptococcus is the bacteria that causes infectious sore throat. Group B is usually found in genital areas of women and affects her infant during the delivery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

If persists: "strept throat" is contagious, especially with close contact. If your symproms persist and or worsen, than certainly getting tested yourself would not be a bad idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a bad sore throat 4 days now. Should I get tested for strep?

I've had a bad sore throat 4 days now. Should I get tested for strep?

Possibly: See your physician. Depending on all your symptoms and their findings, tests may be needed, including strep test. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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My son was puking today with a fever. My throat hurts. We were exposed to strep 5 days ago, should we get tested?

My son was puking today with a fever. My throat hurts. We were exposed to strep 5 days ago, should we get tested?

Yes: Although the symptoms are non specific for strept throat; because of history of exposure; both you and your son need to be evaluated by md. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Head pressure and sore throat? Where do I get tested for strep throat?

Head pressure and sore throat? Where do I get tested for strep throat?

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 more

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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?

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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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more

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I have group b strep should I get antibiotics?

I have group b strep should I get antibiotics?

Ignore it: Group B strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, I would ignore the germ. ...Read more

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How do u get strep b?

How do u get strep b?

Endemic: Group b strep (gbs) is present in or on the body of almost everyone. For pregnancy care we obtain a culture of the vagina, perineum, and anus at about 35 to 37 weeks to determine if gbs is present - which it is about 1/3 of the time. The gbs is present in the bowel in most people and it can travel to the vaginal and even sometimes cause bladder infections when it gets into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is strep F and how does a 16 y/o get?

What is strep F and how does a 16 y/o get?

See answer: Strep F is Streptococcus anginosus. Strep F is a component of normal human bacterial flora and is found normally in the mouth, throat, sinuses, vagina and feces. It can cause infections, more often in immunocompromised or seriously ill patients. It is prone to cause abscesses, particularly the liver and brain. It normally doesn't cause tonsillitis (a strep throat)or pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Where can I get a strep test in the wisconsin dells?

Throat culture: Go to a local clinic, physician or hospital in your area. ...Read more

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How does someone get lemierre's disease? I've heard if you had strep and never got treated for it it can happen this way?

How does someone get lemierre's disease? I've heard if you had strep and never got treated for it it can happen this way?

Lemierre's syndrome: Or jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis can be a sequel of pharyngitis, usually in association with tonsil or peritonsillar involvement & sometimes dental infection as well as mono. It could be a complication of untreated strep throat, but the condition is most commonly caused by non-strep bacteria, usually by bacteria found in the normal oral flora. ...Read more

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How can u get strep thraot in one minute?

Question unclear: If you are asking how long it takes to become infected, it can occur instantly with an adequate inoculation of organisms. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would you definitely get strep after being exposed to it?

Hi docs, would you definitely get strep after being exposed to it?

No: While contagious, exposure to an individual who has a known strep infection does not mean one will "definitely" become infected. ...Read more

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How do you get over the pain of strep while waiting on your medicine to start working?

How do you get over the pain of strep while waiting on your medicine to start working?

Steroids: I frequently prescribe or give a shot of steroids which works well for the swelling and pain. Gargle warm salt water. Ibuprofen can also be quite helpful. ...Read more