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My throat was swollen.Doc did a throat culture and it is strep throat c.Left toncel still soreaalong with left side of my tounge and left ear. Normal?

My throat was swollen.Doc did a throat culture and it is strep throat c.Left toncel still soreaalong with left side of my tounge and left ear. Normal?

Yes: Strep infections can infect all the moist tissues in the nose and pharynx (throat). Pain and swelling are cardinal signs of inflammation. The bacterial infection can extend to the eustachian tube that connects the inner ear to the back of the throat--swelling closes the tube and causes earache. See your doc for antibiotics. Use: neilmed sinus rinse, salt water gargle and Ibuprofen 600 mg 4 x a day. ...Read more

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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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My son was diagnosed with group c strep throat. He is coughing now. Does he need an antibiotic ?

My son was diagnosed with group c strep throat. He is coughing now. Does he need an antibiotic ?

Depends: Strep A is primarily treated with antibiotics to prevent a later transition that some have to Rheumatic fever.This condition can injure the heart, brain while some have kidney damage. Strep C does not have this potential and in many will produce a mild self healing process.If it were moderate or severe antibiotics might be indicated to aid the body in reducing/clearing the infection. ...Read more

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Is it common to test positive for strep a on rapid strep and a month later test positive for strep c on throat culture?

Not unusual: Group C strep is frequently found on throat culture and is part of the normal flora that reside in the throat. As such, it's role as the causative agent in any given case of pharyngitis is often uncertain. There is no evidence Group C strep causes Acute Rheumatic Fever. *If it is cultured in an asymptomatic individual there is no necessity to treat it unless it's suspected as the cause. ...Read more

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Results with a mild group C strep throat (no fever). taking Doxy for an infection. should I wait to take Amoxicillin and finish doxy 1st Or take both ?

Results with a mild group C strep throat (no fever). taking Doxy for an infection. should I wait to take Amoxicillin and finish doxy 1st Or take both ?

Depends : U are on doxy which is not used for suspected streptococcal infection. However if ur symptoms are better then u may as well finish the course. If not , or getting worse u shd switch to amoxicillin. Most physicians wld not treat streptococcal type C and if symptoms were mild enough wld have treated u with gargles and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Continuing on both doxy and amoxicillin is not warranted. ...Read more

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Is there any bateria that start with a c that deals with strep throat?

Is there any bateria that start with a c that deals with strep throat?

Group C strep?: The usual cause of strep throat is group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (gabs). In a few cases, other types of strep that can sometimes infect the throat are groups c and g strep bacteria. Chlamydia (an std, not a strep bacteria) can cause a throat infection after oral sex. ...Read more

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What is strep throat?

What is strep throat?

Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx. ...Read more

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How bad is strep throat?

How bad is strep throat?

Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read more

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What is a 'strep' throat?

Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read more

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Is strep throat seasonal?

Is strep throat seasonal?

Not Always: There is a seasonal pattern as in dr park's response, but it does generally occur all year round to some degree.So beware and careful. ...Read more

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Is strep throat airborne?

Is strep throat airborne?

Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...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