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What Is The Level Of Danger For Strep Throat
7 yr old had untreated strep throat 12 weeks ago is he still in danger of complications? Is his next strep more dangerous?
Yes: Scarlet fever. If left untreated, even if the illness resolves, the individual can be at risk of developing rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. These are autoimmune diseases where the body starts attacking cells of the body that resemble portions of the streptococcus bacteria. Why to play a russian roulette? Visit your doctor for an appropriate prophylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My strep throat came back. But b'cuz my Coumadin level is high right now @ 3.6. I don't know if I should finish the antibiotic I have amoxicillin?
I have strep throat and was told i can't go to work but I have a deadline to meet. My doctor. Said it was dangerous. How so? For who?
Your co-workers!: Strep is contagious, so you risk infecting others who may come in contact with you while infectious (coughing, sneezing, hand-hand contact), but you stop being contagious a day or two after being on antibiotics. Don't risk getting others sick if you are not yet better or there will be more deadlines missed than yours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strep bacteria: If you indeed have strep throat, then your sore throat is caused by a bacterium called streptococcus pyogenes, which can sometimes be resistant to antibiotics. However, sore throat can be caused by a vast number of causes. Actual strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics in order to prevent rheumatic fever. See your doc for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Problems untreated: Strep throat is a bacterial infection. It can easily be diagnosed with a rapid test and treated with antibiotics. Untreated, the symptoms can last 4-7 days. The problem with not treating strep is that significant complications can arise, such as rheumatic heart disease, kidney disease, and neurological conditions referred to as pandas. Please seek medical care if you think you have strep throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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