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Is it possible to have strep throat with only minor symptoms & develop rheumatic fever?

Is it possible to have strep throat with only minor symptoms & develop rheumatic fever?

Yes: Although Rheumatic fever is thought to be very rare in the US, it does occur and can occur after an untreated mild strep infection. The risk for rheumatic fever is greater in younger children and teens and tends to go down as you reach adulthood. ...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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I think I have strep throat, but i'm not completely certain. I have the symptoms, but is there a possibility they are just symptoms of a cold/fever?

I think I have strep throat, but i'm not completely certain. I have the symptoms, but is there a possibility they are just symptoms of a cold/fever?

Could be either: The reason that medical providers do strep throat tests & cultures is to determine if you have strep throat. Best not to take chances with your health and have this medically evaluated. Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep throat two days ago and given Azithromycin. She has taken two of the doses and is still showing all symptoms including fever.

Diagnosed with strep throat two days ago and given Azithromycin. She has taken two of the doses and is still showing all symptoms including fever.

Strep throat : With persistent fever and worsening condition despite two days of antibiotics warrants a re-evaluation by your physician . Make sure you are not coming down with infectious mononucleosis! You may have a viral illness along with this. Continue supportive measures , hydration, fever control, good nutrients , bed rest and finish up the antibiotics and get checked again. ...Read more

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1 YR old tested positive for strep throat. He has taken cefdinir for 6 days but symptoms still present: including fever (101-104) &blood count normal.

1 YR old tested positive for strep throat. He has taken cefdinir for 6 days but symptoms still present: including fever (101-104) &blood count normal.

Needs re-evaluation: Bacterial resistance to the antibiotic? Discuss with the pediatrician that fevers are persisting! They may wish to change the antibiotic. Likely they will want to reevaluate your son and make sure that nothing else is going on and THEN change the antibiotic . ...Read more

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Ive had a painful sore throat for over 24 hours, no fever or other symptoms. should I get a test for strep throat? nothing close is open until Monday

Ive had a painful sore throat for over 24 hours, no fever or other symptoms. should I get a test for strep throat? nothing close is open until Monday

Sore throat: Can still be due to a virus, rest, pain killers, warm fluids and salt water gargles till you see your doctor tomorrow, if really suffering, go to urgent care /ER, best wishes ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat & URI on tuesday. My daughter (2yo) is now having a fever & runny nose & throat is red & has white spots -symptoms?

I was diagnosed with strep throat & URI on tuesday. My daughter (2yo) is now having a fever & runny nose & throat is red & has white spots -symptoms?

See her doctor: With you having strep recently and her having the symptoms and physical signs you describe, i would be suspicious for strep, but the only way to tell for sure is to see her doctor and have a strep test run. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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