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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Strep Throat

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What side effects are commonly associated with strep throat?

What side effects are commonly associated with strep throat?

Sxs & complications: Symptoms of sore throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, feeling tired or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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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Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Few side effects: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is usually well tolerated and the side effects are very few also. As with most antibiotics you could have diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting and a rash . Hive like rashes should be reported to your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Likely a lymph node: The lymph nodes are part of your body defense system that helps clean up body serum contaminated by infections.There are many located throughout the head and neck & a strep throat will generally trigger swelling in those at the junction of your neck and jaw on one or both sides. ...Read more

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I have a lump on right side of my throat about size of a quarter. Was told it was from strep throat but that's been gone for a month & the lump is not?

Lymph node: During a throat infection, lymph nodes in the neck become swollen and tender. After the infection the tenderness disappears and the swollen nodes usually get smaller. A lump in the neck that is enlarging needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have strep throat since month ago with white spots i looked to my throat now it's like one side is good and the other side still have whit spots?

I have strep throat since month ago with white spots i looked to my throat now it's like one side is good and the other side still have whit spots?

Not always Strep: I recommend you go get strep test or even strep culture again as white spots do not indicate strep. Viral infection can present with white spots also. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

Possibly: There are some people who develop joint problems with strep infections, though usually they are younger than you and the condition occurs long after the infection. However, if this is on both sides and is limiting your activity, you should check with the doctor who diagnosed the infection. Good luck! ...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