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Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much less likely except with intimate contact. ...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


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How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more

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Is strep throat contagious?

Is strep throat contagious?

It can be: This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact. It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-) good luck. ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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How contagious is strep throat?

How contagious is strep throat?

Yes: Yes it is. Generally thru close contact through aerosol spread from breathing, sneezing, etc. Also perhaps through contact with a glass, toothbrush and the like. Also from material on the infected persons hands. ...Read more

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Strep throat is worse after starting antibiotics?

Strep throat is worse after starting antibiotics?

Maybe: Antibiotics have only a modest effect on the resolution of strep throat but it shouldn't worsen. If you throat is significantly worse, seek medical attention. A complication of of strep throat is an abscess and that would require more than an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Yes: If it's in your saliva, it can be spread, whether you are symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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Sore throat no strep flu symp no flu no mono after all testing smoked after someone with cold but got flu symptoms for 8 days is that possible?

Sore throat no strep flu symp no flu no mono  after all testing smoked after someone with cold but got flu symptoms for 8 days is that possible?

Mgt: Please avoid all smoke exposure, particularly while Iill with a respiratory infection. Viral illnesses may last for two to three weeks, but should you should feel better as the infection resolves. Secondary infections may occur- please monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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How long is strep throat contagious after antibiotics?

How long is strep throat contagious after antibiotics?

Strep throat: It is contagious for 24 hours after starting antibiotic. Children should not return to school/day care until at least 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific it is important to take a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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How is scarlet fever rash prevented if you already caught the strep throat?

How is scarlet fever rash prevented if you already caught the strep throat?

Part of Strep: Scarlet fever is produced by the breakdown if you will of the strep bacteria. Not everyone who has "strep" develops the rash. The scarlet fever rash is more common in children. If you suspect you have a strep infection, seek treatment asap in order to avoid complications. ...Read more

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.

Viral: There are a number of viruses that can be causing this. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is possible. You should be checked for monomucleosis also. ...Read more

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Strep throat is worse after starting antibiotics ?

Strep throat is worse after starting antibiotics ?

Reexamination needed: It is possible that your strain is resistant to the antibiotic that was prescribed for you. You need to be reevaluated by the doctor that gave you the antibiotic to be sure it will help you or if you need a different type of treatment. ...Read more

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Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Usually not: By "strep throat symptoms, " i think you mean sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and tiredness lasting more than two or three days. These are not unique to strep, and usually don't occur with std's. But if you have those symptoms, you should visit your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Tightness in throat, sore throat next day. Can it be strep without fever?

Viral infection?: It is possible to have strept throat without a fever, other symptoms will be present- you will likely feel malaise and the back of your mouth will be extremely sore/tender and beefy red. Your doctor can test for strept throat, and treat it with an antibiotic like penicillin. Most sore throats without a fever however, are caused by viruses- and will not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are strep throat symptoms?

What are strep throat symptoms?

Common ones....: Typical symptoms: sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Other symptoms: headache, n/v, abdominal pain, muscle pain, or a scarlatiniform rash or palatal petechiae (small bleeding), the latter being an uncommon but highly specific finding. Consult doc if you have these symptoms..Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of strep throat if you don't have tonsils?

Essentially the same: Strep throat is strep throat--a bacterial infection due to exposure to a specific germ called streptococcus. Headache, sore throat, red throat, swollen lymph nodes of the neck, nausea, vomiting, generalized achiness or malaise, even a fine sandpapery red rash known as scarletina can occur whether one has tonsils or not. Admittedly the chance of strep throat seems less after tonsillectectomy. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Sore throat  for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Zithromax ?: One further comment on the use of zithromax for upper respiratory tract infections. In 2000, a study of antibiotic efficacy for acute bacterial sinusitis demonstrated that azythromycin (zithromax) has no effect against nthi (non-typable hemophilus influenza). It is a very appropriate drug for some cases of lower respiratory infections. H.Flu is a very common cause of ear and sinus infections. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more