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Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Can a strep test also determine mono? Can someone have mono and only have fever and red throat  without it being sore? He's on 2 antibiotics for a wound he had a week ago (been on them for 6 days) and has had a negative strep test, but has ran a fever fro

Infectious : Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus (ebv) and acute infection usually involves sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes (including the spleen), and tiredness. Different people will have a different severity of mono symptoms - some get very ill, some do not get sick at all. It is spread through saliva and close contact which is why it's been known as the "kissing disease". Since it is a virus, it is not treated with antibiotics. There is a blood test available that can test for mono infection and antibodies. The test will tell you if he has ever had it, if he has it now, or if he had it in the past and is now immune to it - all helpful information. A strep test does not give information about any other infections - just strep. I attached a link for more in-depth information on infectious mono below. ...Read more

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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7 yr old on day 9 of 10 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat ENT said could still see little strep on tonsils does he need more days to take antibtics no fever ?

7 yr old on day 9 of 10 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat ENT said could still see little strep on tonsils does he need more days to take antibtics no fever ?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean about still "seeing" strept. If there is still inflammation, but your child is acting fine and afebrile, just complete the antibiotics and follow up with the doctor after treatment. ...Read more

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If you don't have a fever does that mean it's not strep throat?

If you don't have a fever does that mean it's not strep throat?

Not necessarily: Although fever is common with strep throat, it is not proof that you don't have it. If the sore throat is fairly painful, and especially if you don't feel well otherwise--headache, aches and pains etc.--it is still possible. Strep doesn't usually come with a lot of cold symptoms like runny nose and congested cough. Only way to be sure is to get checked, possibly with a test for strep. ...Read more

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I have fever, a little bit, with scratchy throat. How can I tell a cold from a strep throat?

I have fever, a little bit, with scratchy throat. How can I tell a cold from a strep throat?

May be difficult: Initially, it may be very difficult. A strep throat however, is often accompanied by a headache and/or abdominal pain, as well as a fairly severe headache as well as a progressively severe sore throat that will make even swallowing difficult. Some affected people may also develop a rash--often described as feeling like sandpaper--that is particularly prominent in skin folds, such as the elbow. ...Read more

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I have a low fever diaherria strep throat and bad migranes what type of OTC medicine should I take?

I have a low fever diaherria strep throat and bad migranes what type of OTC medicine should I take?

See the doctor: If you have "strep" throat, which indicates infection by bacteria named streptococcus, you will need to take antibiotics. This is confirmed by testing by your provider. But, not all sore throats are due to strep throat. Your primary care doctor will be able to determine this by taking a throat culture. Often, sore throats are caused by viruses, which are self-limited. ...Read more

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2 year old has strep throat .taking meds for 3 days..no fever but.now sleeps all the time...is this normal?

2 year old has strep throat .taking meds for 3 days..no fever but.now sleeps all the time...is this normal?

Treated ? : A strep infection is very easily treated with penicillins, But you need to complete the therapy. If the fever and other symptoms are gone, the sleepiness should not be an issue. If you think this is excessive, though a quick check up at the pediatrician may be a good idea to reassure nothing has taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more

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Hi I have strep throat without a fever I was wondering can you sing with strep throat because I got lots of rehearsals to do so can you or no.?

Hi I have strep throat without a fever I was wondering can you sing with strep throat because I got lots of rehearsals to do so can you or no.?

Yes, you can.: Once you've been on your antibiotics for 24 hours and are fever-free for 24 hours, you may return to your normal activities, including singing. Just be sure to drink plenty of fluids and if singing makes your throat hurt more/again, take a break if you can. ...Read more

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8 yr old had untreated strep throat 5 weeks ago fever for 3 days sour throat for 5 I am worried he might get complications brother ws treated fr strep?

8 yr old had untreated strep throat 5 weeks ago fever for 3 days sour throat for 5 I am worried he might get complications brother ws treated fr strep?

Very unlikely: Local complication such as local abscess in throat occurs as infection spreads to adjacent tissue. Rheumatic fever occurs several weeks after "strep throat, " however, it's incidence in us has been very low. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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