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Strep Throat Without Fever In Adults
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a fever in the absence of cold symptoms like cough and runny nose, they should be checked for strep. Whether or not they have tonsils, they can also have headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or rashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strept throat: You could be carrying the bacteria in your oral cavity or you were exposed to it & still in the incubation period which is about 5 days, Until you actually start to have symptoms, to make sure you can ask your doctor to do a quick strep test, or just gargle with antiseptic mouth wash. Good luck. ...Read more
Causative bacteria: strep is the cause of RFGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Rapid strep neg but pedi treating because throat looks very suspicious of strep, but she has no throat pain just high fever. Virus or strep?
Hard to know: The strep test is generally predictive, but false negative is possible. More information would be needed for a physician to provide a second opinion (duration symptoms, presence/absence cough, etc). Suggest you try out the Virtual Consult feature on HealthTap using either the Prime or Concierge features. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it can: Strep throat is due to infection with streptococcus pyogenes. It is easily treated with antibiotics, but if let untreated it can induce an immune reaction that can lead to Rheumatic Fever and Gloerulonephritis. It is easily diagnosed with a swab in minutes and treated with antibiotics so these diseases are rare now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?
Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest,fluids,bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...Read more
Not necessarily.: You need a streph test to confirm if this infection is due to streph. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. ...Read more
Can my daughter have strep throat without a fever she has sore limp nodes sore throat and runny nose?
Even : Even though most people will have a fever along with strep throat, it is definitely possible to have strep without a fever. That being said, there are a lot of other illnesses that can also cause a sore throat. If you suspect that your daughter might have strep throat or if she has been exposed to it recently, take her to her doctor. They will be able to perform a throat swab and tell you whether she has it or not. Good luck! ...Read more
Definition is strep: The term "scarlet fever " applies to strains of strep a that have the additional dna to make a red rash. The infection may be in the throat, or other site (skin, anus) and still produce the rash and fever. Strep throat includes strains of strep a that may or may not produce a rash.Their location in the throat is rather specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 100-102 fever for a day. 2 days later developed pain in throat with some minor swelling of tonsils. No other symptoms. Strep or tonsillitis?
Fever sore throat: Would get a strep test because the complications of untreated strep can be significant, rheuamtic fever, rarely endocarditis. So would go to urgent care and do strep test or better have them send out a culture . Strep can cause tonsillitis , it is just a worse infection then just the sore throat Coudl also be from post nasal drip, viral , mycoplasma, reflux. But get a strep test ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently diagnosed w/ strep throat, antibiotics given but not work. Not strep throat, what is it? Sore throat and chills, feverish, chest pain, cough.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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