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Rapid strep test negative on Tuesday but given cephlex. Full strep test came back positive today. Am I still contagious?
Are antibiotics too often over-prescribed? Sometimes the Dr. will say, "strep test negative but take these pills anyway."
Tonsillar exudate: You might need antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tonsil completely covered in white pus, strep test negative. What could this be? mild pain when swallowing for a week
2 yr old has sandpaper rash all over body, and swollen lymph nodes! Strep test-negative. What could this be? No new foods or soaps, or any changes.
tested positive for influenza b, and on day 6 of the flu started getting a sore throat, but fever is gone now. Strep test negative. Cause?
Fever 102.5 with sore throat no other symptoms strep test negative as was the flu rapid test. What could it be? Should I see my doctor again?
Pharyngitis,for 2 weeks sore throat went away. Pain on both sides by tonsils keeps coming back, strep test negative for bacteria. Help please ?
Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.
Strep test negative. 4 plus weeks of sore throat when swallowing on right side. Severe throat pain when sneezing. No congestion or ear pain. ?
Very sore throat 7 days. painful cankersore under tongue. Strep test negative. No fever. One side ear ache, swollen glands. Hurts to swallow. What is?
Slight fever (37.2C), swollen painless tonsils without patches, quick strep test negative. Was prescribed antibiotics anyway. Should I take them? Why?
I really don't: know why antibiotics were prescribed in this scenario?? ...Read more
7 year old swallen tonsils fever 102.5 for 3 days with 3 red dots on back of a mouth strep test negative, do swallen tonsils need antibiotics?
White, sore tonsils. Strep test negative, too early for accurate mono-spot. 3 out of 7 days of antibiotics taken but no improvement yet. Viral?
Yes: Yes with a negative strep test, this is most likely viral. Why are you taking antibiotics? They are not indicated for a viral sore throat, by the way. Keep hydrated and take motrin for pain are your best treatments. Feel better! I would discuss the antibiotics with whoever prescribed them! ...Read more
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
About 2%: About 2% of the time rapid strep is false positive. ...Read more
My bf had a strep test and was positive. Is there any chance it could be HIV symptoms and not strep? If it was HIV would the strep test be negative?
Hello, I was diagnosed with strep in the ER on December 18, even though strep test was negative and so was culture. I was given amoxicillin and felt b?
Daughter has had fever of over 103 for four days with fine rash. Strep test is negative. Is it possibly the flu and should I take her to emergency?
I got dx w/pharingitis. The strep test was negative, but the NP went ahead and rx a Z-Pak. If this were viral and not bacterial, would meds harm me?
Excellent question: There are 2 points I wish to make. First, if you have a viral infection, placing you on an antibiotic may be harmful because you are killing off "good" bacteria in the nasopharynx. Secondly, azithromycin is not a good choice for UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS because this drug is not effective against NTHI. Finally, a rapid strep test only rules out Strep. A regular throat culture better. ...Read more
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