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Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

Absolutely: Streptococcal pharyngitis is not dependent on the presence or absence of tonsils, so the answer is yes! a simple swab will confirm your diagnosis in a few minutes, and you can immediately start appropriate therapy. Good luck. ...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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How can I tell the difference between tonsillitis, strep throat, or tonsil stones?

How can I tell the difference between tonsillitis, strep throat, or tonsil stones?

Have it evaluated: You don't separate these on the basis of a single symptom or symptoms.You get sick enough to go in and have it evaluated.If you are not feeling sick, don't bother.If you are, it is worth the visit. ...Read more

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Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

Since I've had strep throat my tonsils haven't went down I have orange bumps in my throat that won't go away Is there a natural way to get rid of them?

See your doctor: If your tonsils are still enlarged and you still see something that appears abnormal to you, you should follow up with your doctor. Without a proper physical exam, we can't advise appropriate treatment or advise for your condition. All the best and feel better. ...Read more

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I have been on amoxicillin since Monday night. I have severe strep throat (pus on tonsils) I keep feeling worse. When should I expect the meds to work?

I have been on amoxicillin since Monday night. I have severe strep throat (pus on tonsils) I keep feeling worse. When should I expect the meds to work?

Usually the: antibiotic starts to work for strep within 24 hours. However, if you have a concurrent viral illness, the antibiotic won't help and you will have to heal on your own. If you are continuing to worsen or are not better, I would recommend that you call your own doctor. They may want to see you again to make sure you don't have an abscess or mono. ...Read more

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Hi. I got my tonsils removed over a year ago due to chronic strep throat and frequent tonsil stones. Since my tonsillectomy, I often develop a sore throat, white patches, and pain in the areas where my tonsils used to be. Could there possibly be residual

Hi. I got my tonsils removed over a year ago due to chronic strep throat and frequent tonsil stones. Since my tonsillectomy, I often develop a sore throat, white patches, and pain in the areas where my tonsils used to be. Could there possibly be residual

Tonsillectomy: taking the tonsils out doesn't mean you won't develop sore throat any more, on the contrary, an important organ which helps contain infection now is removed, main reason is that tonsils become useless and themselves are harmful if left where they are, there are other tonsils at a lower level called lingual tonsils, smaller in size, can get infected too, but to a lesser degree, see ur doctor ...Read more

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Can you have strep throat if your tonsils are not red and/or swollen?

Yes: Although tonsils are often involved, they need not be and the infection is only obvious on the posterior pharyngeal surface or producing enlarged lymph nodes in the anterior superior chain of lymphatics in the neck. ...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