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Strep Test Negative
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."
Antibiotic overuse: Yes, they are for many reasons. We are all at fault, physicians, patients and lawyers. ...Read more
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
I have white spots on my tonsils, uvula gets stuck to tonsils, strep test was negative and antibiotics made me sick. I was positive for strep 2 times back in June also tho. What could be wrong with me?
Common problem: It's not unusual for material to get caught in the crypts in your tonsils. It's an easy thing for an ear, nose & throat specialist to clean them out. ...Read more
11 yr old had 37.8 fever for 4 days vomitted twice, now pain when swallowing for second day but no fever today, rapid strep test was negative. Virus?
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Long lasting red throat with bumps on the back of throat. Lasting over a month. Strep test was negative. Doc said post nasel but meds won't work. Help?
What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!
Fullness and pressure in the neck/ throat can be from an external factor an enlarged lymph node or cyst pushing on a neck structure, or from thickened secretions accumulating at the level of the adam's apple/voice box.
See an ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough head and neck exam, including a direct look at the voice box. ...Read more
I have yellow pus in the back of my throat. I went to the doctor today and my strep test was negative. What do you think I may have?
Post nasal drip: As summer starts the allergy season is more common than a bacterial infection. Fevers, malaise, loss of appetite, painful swallowing would go along with a bacterial throat infection. This time of year post nasal drip would be the alternative thought. Try using antihistamine or Claritin to dry up and if throat is better than plan for next year as well. ...Read more
Have sore throart, swollen glands, no voice, for a month, did mono and strep test, both negative, dr not to sure what is cauing this, why?
Hoarse - sore throat:
It sounds like there may be a viral, GERD or allergy component to your ailments. I would recommend an evaluation from your ENT physician who could perform an endoscopic examination of the throat to see the vocal cords and lining to determine what the source of the inflammation is. ...Read more
I have an irritated tonsil, postnasal drip, and throat pain on one side. I've had it for almost a month & my strep test was negative. What could it be?
URI: Upper respiratory infection, involves nasal cavity, sinuses, pharynx (including tonsils and adenoids), strep test can rule out only strep infection, but there are other bacteria/viruses which harbor the area and can cause such symptoms, kindly see your doctor or ENT specialist for a second look/opinion. Meanwhile use salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, and pain killers, best wishes ...Read more
Having pressure on head and nose, left ear hurts and upoer throat. Had a strep test done negative throat culture test normal what else can I do?
Decongestants: It sounds like you have a cold with sinus congestion. Try decongestants. ...Read more