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Strep Throat Arms Hurting
I have had recurring strep throat. Lately, my arm has been numb, cold, and hurts. Do they have any link to each other? In 16
See your doctor: No, there is no relationship that im aware of. Look for other causes, but do it with your doctors help. ...Read more
I recently developed strep throat and around the first day I had it I was in a pool and I broke out in hives all over my waist, knees, arms, and thighs. (I’m a swimmer and rarely go a week without being in a pool and this has never happened before.) The s
Drug reaction: I presume that you were given an antibiotic for your strep throat. If this is the first time you took this kind of abx, you may develop an allergy to it in about 10 days. However if the hives occur only when you are in water, it is called aquagenic urticaria for which pre-medication with an antihistamine may help. Note that if cold water is the issue, you need to see an allergist. ...Read more
I had strep throat a month ago and developed a rash all over my legs and arms. It is itchy and seems to be getting worse. What could it be?
Rash with Strep: It sounds as if you may have developed guttate psoriasis which commonly presents after a strep infection. There are other conditions, such as syphilis, which also present with sore throat and a rash. Be sure to get evaluated by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, who will be familiar with the differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?
Drug allergy?: Presumably you were treated with an antibiotic. Sounds like you're having an allergic reaction to it. It's also probable your apparent strep throat is really a viral infection with rash. Contact the doctor treating you; most likely s/he will recommend you stop treatment and prescribe a different antibiotic. ...Read more
I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?
Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?
Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...Read more
I currently have the Nexplanon implant in my arm. I was prescribed 500 mg of amoxicillin for strep throat. Will this affect my birth control? How long?
Recurring strep throat is a very common throat problem. You might contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic was not good enough for any reason. If the problem recurring over 10 times a you should consider having your tonsils removed.
For now, see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Strep: The tongue in strep is usually red with enlargement of the papillae that make it resemble a strawberry or raspberry. All the best. ...Read more
I am finding my voice is scratchy, always dry no matter how much I drink, and it hurts to eat and drink anything. Is this strep throat?
Non-specific: If your throat is infected you can be checked for strep with rapid screening techniques, and this is important because treatment will prevent post-streptococcal complications like rheumatic fever. ...Read more
Nothing at home: Will treat strep throat. See your doctor and get checked to see if you have strep throat and if you do you need antibiotics to prevent sequel la such a rheumatic fever. You can get symptomatic relief till you see your doctor with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a throat spray such as chloroseptic. ...Read more
If it hurts badly when I swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should I still go to work
Could be many things: Very sore throats are often strep, but more often they are not. Most frequently they are still caused by viruses, from cold viruses like rhino virus or adenovirus, to viruses like EBV that causes mono. Other bacteria than strep can also infect throat, although these causes are uncommon. Best to get source/cause identified if sick for more than a couple of days or if pain severe. ...Read more
My throat hurts really bad, but I am not sure if it is due to allergies or strep throat. How do I find out?
Sxs & Lab Test: Sxs of strep throat: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Allergies won't normally cause fever or markedly enlarged tonsils. If in doubt - see your physician. Rapid strep test & culture are used to determine if suspicious sxs are due to strep or not. ...Read more
I have strep throat and when I eat something it hurts (when I swallow) is there a way to make it less painful?
I have strep throat and infected tonsils which hurt and kept me from eating almost completely--what can be done for the pain?
Tonsils: Best to have it looked at by ENT specialist. ...Read more
I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again. How likely is it that I have strep again?
Is it normal for my throat to hurt worse after a rocephin (ceftriaxone) injection? I have strep throat and im feeling more painful than I was before
Strep effects: When you start treating strep or any other infection you are playing a catch up game with the germ. The tissue injury/pain due to the infection has a head start and does not begin to respond to treatment until the antibiotic has achieved high enough blood/tissue levels to kill the germ. It is not unusual for strep throats to become more intense before responding. It's not the shot, it's the germ. ...Read more
I think I have strep throat... There is a white line in my throat and it hurts really bad... It is too late to go to doctors... Should I go to school?
You should..: ...Go to your doctor tomorrow and get a strep test. If the strep test is positive, you need antibiotics. If the strep test is negative, it's a virus that will run its course. Do not take antibiotics without a strep test. It's impossible to know with any certainty whether it's strep or not by looking at it...You need a test. ...Read more
Antibiotics + tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Let him eat: It is not uncommon for children with strep throat to experience abdominal pain because of inflammation of peritoneal lymph nodes (on the lining of the bowel). If he is not nauseated by this and is expressing hunger, feed him bland foods or start with liquids to see how well he tolerates it. ...Read more
I was around my niece yesterday and she got diganosed with strep throat. Today I've been coughing and my throat hurts, should I get tested?
If persists: "strept throat" is contagious, especially with close contact. If your symproms persist and or worsen, than certainly getting tested yourself would not be a bad idea. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had strep throat and tonsillitis at least once every month. It hurts to swollow, should I have tonsils removed?
Yes: At the very least you should consult an ENT doctor to consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more
My throat hurts, but not in a strep throat way. My ears also hurt and the pain sort of feels like in the inner part. Whatshould I do?
Rule out TMJ: Many medical and dental issues can cause that symptom but commonly it may be tmj, muscle spasm and trigger points in the medial and lateral ptyergoid muscles, masseter and temporalis muscles. Capsulitis of the TMJ can lead to similar symptoms as can a dental never abscess in a lower molar. ...Read more
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