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I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. My tongue suddenly started hurting really bad. What is going on?

I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. My tongue suddenly started hurting really bad. What is going on?

Strep endotoxins: Likely you have "strawberry tongue", a condition associated with strep infections. Certain strep bacteria secrete substances called endotoxins that can cause the type of pain in tongue you describe. As your strep is treated and the bacteria killed, more of the endotoxins can be released. Continue your antibiotics as prescribed, use Ibuprofen for pain, and call doc if not improving or tongue swells. ...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 o ...Read more

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About a child having a strawberry tongue while having strep throat. What does it look like?

About a child having a strawberry tongue while having strep throat.  What does it look like?

Like a strawberry: Yes, strep infection can produce a red tongue with slightly elevated lighter colored bumps looking like a strawberry. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Can strep throat infect the cheeks and tongue?

Can strep throat infect the cheeks and tongue?

No.: The typical symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis are a sore throat, fever of greater than 38 °c (100 °f), tonsillar exudates (pus on the tonsils), and large cervical lymph nodes. Normal bacterial flora are more likely on tongue/cheeks. ...Read more

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Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and i noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.

Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and i noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.

See md: Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Especially ask to examine the growth on the back of the tongue. Your doctor then can refer you to see an ear nose and throat doctor for further examination including a biopsy if the growth is confirmed and looks suspicious. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Strep throat and burning tongue linked?

Strep throat and burning tongue linked?

Burning tongue: The causes of burning tongue syndrome are not always known, and there may be more than one cause. Although not known as a common cause for burning tongue, strep throat should not be ruled out. Once the strep throat is treated, if the burning tongue symptoms remain, see your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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How to treat swollen tongue after having a strep throat?

How to treat swollen tongue after having a strep throat?

Call and follow up: With ur dr asap about this because the swollen tongue could be an allergic reaction to the antibiotics and other meds. Take care! ...Read more

 

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