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What Are Symptoms For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of strep throat? What to look for. What it feels like? If you can't get to docs. What can you do for it
Some people claim: They can tell by looking, but the only way is a culture. Since post strep, poorly or inadequately treated can lead to heart and kidney problems (rheumatoid heart disease glomerular nephritis), it's best to find out and treat appropriately. But using ab's if it is proven leads to resistant orgamisms and problems in your system. Culture! ...Read more
I don't know if i'm getting a cold or strep. What are some symptoms of strep throat in the early stages?
See below: Strep throats usually start with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus or exudate on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaw. A cold or viral URI usually doesn't cause fever, pus or enlarged painful lymph nodes. Its not easy for even an experienced doctor to always know the difference so when in doubt we check a rapid strep test. ...Read more
Strep throat: Strep throat symptoms can include sore, swollen throat (with or without exudate), fever, headache, nausea, rash, fatigue. Not all of these symptoms need to be present - the diagnosis is confirmed with either a rapid strep test (throat swab) or culture. When strep is diagnosed - the treatment is a course of antibiotics. If you are concerned, see your physician. ...Read more
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