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Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Possibly...: Your throat infection could result in bronchospasm and airway inflammation which could lead to the symptoms you describe. So, see your doctor for evaluation as there are effective treatments. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Should I see a doctor if strep throat has mading breathing painful?

Should I see a doctor if strep throat has mading breathing painful?

Absolutely: With breathing problems, you should contact your doc asap. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be spread by breathing?

Can strep throat be spread by breathing?

Yes, it can be: Spread by respiratory droplets, so that if someone with strep is speaking with someone close to them/breathing on someone close to them/sharing glasses/water bottles, etc, it can be spread. ...Read more

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When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

Med allergy: Difficulty breathing associated with taking a medication likely indicates allergy to the medication. Tightness in the throat suggests a severe reaction. In either case, the medication should be stopped. Severe symptoms require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Have a strep throat and dry cough which is better but appeared tightness and heaviness at upper of the breasts. Pain when breathing. What can it be?

Have a strep throat and dry cough which is better but appeared tightness and heaviness at upper of the breasts. Pain when breathing. What can it be?

Wheezing: You may be experiencing some reactivity of the large airways with constriction. This is commonly known as wheezing and can occur with a restpiratory illness. It is like an asthma exacerbation. You can have your doctor check you and prescribe an inhaler to help until the infection clears. You should also be checked for pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx. Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches, fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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Every time I swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?

Every time I swallow my spit it feels like something is scratching it, is this a symptom of strep throat?

Maybe: New throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges for a couple of days may lessen throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 17 and I just had mono. I had mono for 4 days and the only symptom I had was a mild strep throat. When do you think my spleen will go down?

Hey I'm 17 and I just had mono. I had mono for 4 days and the only symptom I had was a mild strep throat. When do you think my spleen will go down?

Mono: Spleen becomes: Palpable when the size gets double. Most of the time doctors don't feel it- though enlarged. Ultrasound detects the enlargement, but not done routinely. It takes 4-6 weeks for the spleen to come to normal size. Depending on size of enlargement of spleen, no PE/sports for 4-6 weeks. Get clearance from your doc. before resuming sports. ...Read more

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What are the differences between strep throat and mono? My biggest symptom is severe pain while swallowing.

What are the differences between strep throat and mono? My biggest symptom is severe pain while swallowing.

Bacteria vs Viruses: I love this question. Strep throat is a bacterial infection with a severe bug known as streptococcus. It is quite debilitating and contagious. One with strep throat usually has fever, pain, difficulty swallowing and then secondarily symptoms in the ears and with the fever, increased heart rate and some muscle aches.

Mono is a viral illness that leads to significant fatigue..... And... ...Read more

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What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat.?

What's the symptom difference of mono and strep throat.?

Similar but: Both cause very sore throat with swelling and fever. Both can be diagnosed readily with a rapid test. Mono rapid test is less accurate. Mono significant systemic symptoms such as fatigue, sleepiness, nausea, and the swelling tends to be more severe and more dramatic appearing. Strep gets better much faster and does justify antibiotics in children and teens. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/symptoms/con-http://www.pennmedicine.org/encyclopedia/em_PrintArticle.aspx?gcid=000591 ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

How long do the symptoms of strep throat last?

Varies: Typically, symptoms from a strep throat will last for several days, up to a week once on antibiotics. Occasionally, they infection can last longer ANS may even require more medications to resolve the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of strep throat in 13 year old?

What are the symptoms of strep throat in 13 year old?

Some people claim: They can tell by looking, but the only way is a culture. Since post strep, poorly or inadequately treated can lead to heart and kidney problems (rheumatoid heart disease glomerular nephritis), it's best to find out and treat appropriately. But using ab's if it is proven leads to resistant orgamisms and problems in your system. Culture! ...Read more

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How to stop strep throat symptoms before it gets really bad?

How to stop strep throat symptoms before it gets really bad?

The treatment for...: The treatment for strep throat is penicillin, and has been for a very long time, except for those who are allergic. ...Read more

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If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

Rare if ever: A one-month old is rarely if ever infected with a strep throat. The worrisome complications if they were;rheumatic fever, heart or kidney problems are unheard-of at that age. The general rules for infant infections would apply. Feeding refusal, elevated temperature >100.4, excessive sleep. ...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

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Symptoms of strep throat if you don't have tonsils?

Essentially the same: Strep throat is strep throat--a bacterial infection due to exposure to a specific germ called streptococcus. Headache, sore throat, red throat, swollen lymph nodes of the neck, nausea, vomiting, generalized achiness or malaise, even a fine sandpapery red rash known as scarletina can occur whether one has tonsils or not. Admittedly the chance of strep throat seems less after tonsillectectomy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacterium. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest. ...Read more

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After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

After your strep throat symptoms go away, is the virus still present in your body?

Strep is not a virus: While many sore throats are caused by viruses, strep throat is caused by a pathogenic strain of a bacterium called group a streptococcus. Both types of sore throat will improve over a few days & both will have active germs present after symptoms improve. Failure to have strep verified & treated may allow the germ to damage various organ systems over time. The viruses pass & self heal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have strep throat with only minor symptoms & develop rheumatic fever?

Is it possible to have strep throat with only minor symptoms & develop rheumatic fever?

Yes: Although Rheumatic fever is thought to be very rare in the US, it does occur and can occur after an untreated mild strep infection. The risk for rheumatic fever is greater in younger children and teens and tends to go down as you reach adulthood. ...Read more

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If my girl friend just found out she has strep throat and we've been kissing and I'm starting to get symptoms what can I do?

If my girl friend just found out she has strep throat and we've been kissing and I'm starting to get symptoms what can I do?

Untreated Strep: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is cured with antibiotics. Untreated Strep infections can lead to diseases of the joints, heart, kidneys and nervous system. If exposed and symptomatic, a visit to your doctor for a Strep test would be wise. ...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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Noisy Breathing (Definition)

Noisy breathing = abnormal breath sounds, or audible inhalation/ exhalation - may be related ...Read more