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Reaccuring Strep And Mono
See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the angles of the jaw. In mono you will have atypical lymphocytosis, a positive mono spot test or ebv viral capsid igm antibody. In strep throat you will have a positive rapid strep test or throat culture. You can have both at the same time as well. ...Read more
My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?
I'd take it: Strep B is not known as a throat pathogen but does cause an occasional UTI. I would assume the throat issue is viral (no strep A) and the Group B strep as cause of the urinary symptoms. The keflex is a reasonable choice. The throat issue and related nodes should pass in the next week or so with no particular treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat with white spots on my tonsils. Went to the clinic and tested negative for mono and strep. Was given penicillin but the sore throats back?
The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore throat had strep test positive got antibiotics for 10 days. Went back negative strep prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Still sore. No tonsils. Worse at nigh?
Had throat infection and ear infection took antibiotics for 10 days. My glands in throat are very swollen and sore still?
Other cause: It could be your throat symptoms were caused by a bacteria that was not sensitive to the antibiotic you took, that the infection was realy caused by a virus, and that your throat irritation is not infectious at all and due to something like allergies. If your glands were really swollen and really sore throat, at your age i would consider mono and i would ask your doc about that possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.
Bad migraine, can't put chin to chest, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing, white sores on tonsils and throats, fever of 101.2, sweats, nose congestion, no appetite. went to doctor tested for strep and mono both negative. he gave me amoxicillin any
What causes sore throat and blisters on back of throat? Me and daughter both have blisters and sore throat but no tonsils she had strep test and neg
Yes: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type of medication, and works very well against strep throat infections. The doctor can calculate the correct dose and the proper amount of time to use the amoxicillin. Strep throat is contagious and quite common in the community, meaning we primary care doctors see such infections every week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can clindamycin cure tonsillitis and strep throat im using it for bacterial vaginosis but my throat is infected?
I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?
Mono and strep test negative. Second set of antibiotics. 2 weeks of lasting swollen tonsils and white blisters in throat. What could this be?
Tonsilitis: This may be Herpes simplex, Coxsackievirus or adenovirus infection (Herpangina), or several other possible causes. Mononucleosis-like syndromes occur with Toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and other infections. You might want to be seen by an infectious diseases doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more
College son with sore throat told had mono but symptoms gone in 2 days. Culture came back positive for strep after. Does he need antibiotics anyway?
Likely yes: The rapid tests done for both Mono and strep throat are wrong about 5-7 percent of the time. A culture is gold-standard, and if that was positive, he had strep throat. I suspect the mono diagnosis was made because he had a really gross looking throat and the rapid test came back negative, so the doc told him it must be mono. But cultures don't lie. So he has strep and needs the antibiotics for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative for rapid strep test today. Signs of strep are apparent. Mainly a stuffy nose, fever, and sore white throat, not super tired. Mono or strep?
Probably strep: Sounds more like strep, rapid strep cultures are only 70% accurate and separate longer test is much advisable along with the rapid, strep patients also sometimes state having the feeling of a golf ball inthere throat which is usually a hallmark sign for the condition, mono patients are usually excessively tired and have swollen cervical lymph nodes or it could very well just be a bad virus. ...Read more
Sore throat, swollen tonsil. Fever, chills body ache. Tested for strep throat came back negative. Still prescribed antibiotics. Feel terrible. Take?
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