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Recurring Strep Throat In Adults
Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more
I'm a 35 year old adult within 3 weeks I have got strep throat and this last time severe joint pain hands, knees and back.. I don't feel any better?
Post Strep: There are poststreptococcal arthritis syndromes. The best known is acute rheumatic fever. More often in adults we see post streptococcal arthritis. I cannot say for sure you have that picture need an evaluation. Often if your strep throat is treated soon enough such occurrences can be prevented. Your arthritis evaluation will clarify that. ...Read more
I have strep throat at least three times a year plus many sore throats. The ER doctors say I should have my tonsils removed, is it safe as an adult?
See own doc: Decisions on whether you need surgical intervention for a chronic problem should not be coming fro an er doc. You need to discuss this with a primary care doctor or with an ENT doctor for your particular case of recurrent throat infections. While the surgery is generally safe, there can always be complications from bleeding, infection, anesthesia. That's why you need to talk to your personal doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 32 yr old female who in the last year has had 6 reoccuring episodes of strep throat. Only life change is 2 guinea pigs. Corrolation?
Not really: We do not really worry about strep throat in people over 18 years. We worry about the development of rheumatic heart disease which doesn't begin afresh in people of your age. You could be a carrier. You could have strep in your throat when you have no symptoms and are feeling fine. You should get a culture then and if positive get a different treatment to treat carrier status. ...Read more
Nothing: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria that you catch from someone else. You can best prevent it by careful hygiene, like using your own towels, toothbrushes, glasses, etc., doing good handwashing, and keeping your hands clean with soap and water and sanitizer when exposure is possible. If someone gets many severe cases, taking out the tonsils can be considered but has risks involved. ...Read more
I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve D while taking the Z Pak?
YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You got reinfected: You ay have changed your diet or your habits and are worn down and your immune system weaker. One good round of strep can also get into the crypts of tonsils, and you can be reseeding yourself. Sometime with recurrent strep one needs their tonsils out. If you are having recurrent bouts consider seeing an ENT doctor for more information. ...Read more
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