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What happens if strep throat isn't treated?

What happens if strep throat isn't treated?

Untreated strep: Untreated strep throat poses several complications. Locally - peritonsillar abscess, ear infection, sinusitis, brain abscess and meningiits. Strep bacteria can gain access into the blood stream and cause infection of internal lining of the heart, bone, and other organs. Autoimmune inflammation can cause rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis (kidneys, ) etc. ...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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What is strep throat turn into if not treated?

What is strep throat turn into if not treated?

Strep complications: Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Strep throat requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Yes!: If untreated, strep throat poses a significant risk of being passed on to others. Treatment rapidly decreases infectiousness. However, many sore throats are not caused by strep; viral causes are quite common. Strep tests occasionally are also falsely positive - no test is ever perfect. Antibacterial drugs do not help with viral infections. ...Read more

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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care.In addition to complications. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Lidocaine: is an anesthetic and not commonly used for the discomfort associated with Strep throat. Treatment of this infection should include an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat and just started on penicillin today. How long does strep usually last when it's being treated?

10 days: The sore throat usually gets better in a few days but the strep is not eradicated until after 10 days of penicillin treatment. The pharyngitis usually resolves within 7 days of onset even without treatment, but unfortunately there is then the risk of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever so be sure to complete your full 10 days of treatment even if you feel cured after a few days. ...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.

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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Had strep throat beg of jan and was treated i waited couple weeks to be seen again i still had lil white patch on each tonsil can it be scarring?

Had strep throat beg of jan and was treated i waited couple weeks to be seen again i still had lil white patch on each tonsil can it be scarring?

Unlikley: You will get white patches on the tonsils from viral illness, but you can also get food particles in the crypts of your tonsils that appear white. These will come and go. Nothing to worry about. ...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