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Doctor insights on: Strep Throat Symptoms

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What are symptoms of strep throat?

What are symptoms of strep throat?

Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...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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If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

If my one month old has strep throat, what symptoms would she show?

Rare if ever: A one month old is rarely if ever infected with a strep throat. The worrisome complications if they were;rheumatic fever,heart or kidney problems are unheard of at that age. The general rules for infant infections would apply.Feeding refusal, elevated temperature >100.4, excessive sleep. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...Read more

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How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

Strep throat: Symptoms may improve within 6-8 hours after taking penicillin and feel a lot better within 24 hours, at which time one is no longer contagious. ...Read more

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How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

How long can someone be a carrier for strep throat without displaying actual symptoms?

A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected , ever.Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people has been quoted as 5% in the summer and upwards of 25% during the winter.Some of these carriers are likely treated for strep when they have simple viruses that cause symptoms as only blood testing could confirm a true infection. ...Read more

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What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

What are the strep vs other sore throat symptoms?

Throat culture strep: Strep throat is characterized by intensely sore multiple circular or ovoid ulcerations of the lining of the throat and/or tonsils that may or may not coalesce into larger erosive ulcerations. Swallowing food, liquids and even saliva is excruciatingly painful. Because it is a bacterial infection is is almost always accompanied by a fever greater than 101 degrees, malaise and loss of appetite. ...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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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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How long does strep throat symptoms last for adults?

Few days to a week: Usually after 1 week most if the symptoms should clear. ...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