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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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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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Symptoms: strep throat, lack of symptoms, mild chest constriction. What is wrong with me?

Symptoms: strep throat, lack of symptoms, mild chest constriction. What is wrong with me?

Symptoms: Strep throat or sore throat? Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Perhaps you have a virus. For really sore throat, temp of 104 or above or difficulty breathing - please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Exposed to someone w/ strep throat yesterday AM, developed a sore throat shortly after. Sore throat still present today but very mild. Do I have it?

Exposed to someone w/ strep throat yesterday AM, developed a sore throat shortly after. Sore throat still present today but very mild. Do I have it?

Maybe/not: The attack rate for strep varies with the degree of exposure and season of the year.In the winter months it can be as high as 30% with casual contact. Most sore throats are viral but can also be allergic. Without testing there is no way to be sure. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Can strep throat cause only mild sore throat with redness and mild flu like symptoms with temp of 99.0?

Yes: Some people have minimal symptoms with strep as adults & some actively carry it in their throat & never seem to get sick from it. Without a fever, I am reluctant to consider it an infection but when there are both fever & generalized symptoms it is likely not a simple carrier state. ...Read more

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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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Please help! what happens to an untreated case of strep throat?

Please help! what happens to an untreated case of strep throat?

Lucky vs unlucky: In some lucky ones ( probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all. In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching ; skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage ; high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever ; long term pbs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to an untreated case of strep throat?

Could you tell me what happens to an untreated case of strep throat?

Lucky vs unlucky: In some lucky ones ( probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all. In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs. ...Read more

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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