Doctor insights on: When was strep throat first discovered
I've had strep throat twice, and first thought they were colds. How can a person tell the difference?
If taking Zithromax for strep throat and I vomited within 30 minutes to an hour of the very first dose (1 of 3) should I take another?
Mgt: You can repeat the dose, but the total course should be the same or 5 days. Please ask your PCP to call in another tablet. ...Read more
There is a painless patch in the back of my throat on my left tonsil. Could this be the first sign of strep throat or something more serious?
Why am I still in pain with strep throat after 4 days of taking amoxicillin I've had this 12 yrs in a row first year I didn't go to doctor?
Why do gps (or their mas) always aggressively insist I provide first day of last period? Reasons for visits include strep throat, shoulder injury, etc
Fetal injury prevent: Because you are capable of being pregnant, the question you find offensive is meant to protect the unborn, if present. Many medicines will cause irreversible damage to the organ systems to, the unborn. In fact, we have a responsibility to you and the baby, and could be held responsible if appropriate care were not exercised in this regard. All sexually active women should be aware of this. ...Read more
Hello. I was diagnosed with strep throat 3 days ago. Started taking azithromycin 2 tablets 250 mg first day and 1 everyday for 4 days. Not better!
Strep/Zithromax: I'm not surprised. More and more strep are becoming resistant to Azithromycin and it is not considered a very good antibiotic anymore for strep. Penicillin or Amoxicillin is still the treatment of choice by far. You need to call your doc back today, let them know you are not improving on the current antibiotic and request a change or re-evaluation (could you have something lie mono in addition?). ...Read more
First yr as an elem teacher I got strep throat many times. PVC palpitations more over yrs and mild mitral regurg. Could I have had rheumatic fever?
I recently developed strep throat and around the first day I had it I was in a pool and I broke out in hives all over my waist, knees, arms, and thighs. (I’m a swimmer and rarely go a week without being in a pool and this has never happened before.) The s
Drug reaction: I presume that you were given an antibiotic for your strep throat. If this is the first time you took this kind of abx, you may develop an allergy to it in about 10 days. However if the hives occur only when you are in water, it is called aquagenic urticaria for which pre-medication with an antihistamine may help. Note that if cold water is the issue, you need to see an allergist. ...Read more
Microbiology: Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a scientist and microbiologist from Holland, discovered strep throat. He conducted various experiments and came up with different methods for using microscopes. He is famous for many biological discoveries and is often considered as the “Father of Microbiology” for his contributions. ...Read more
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
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
No you will not if y:
If you have been diagnosed with sterp throat you have to be treatedc with ba full course of antibiotics for 10 days to prevent scarlet fever, acute nephritis, rheumatic fever
and spread of infection to ears, sinuses, lungs etc
if you treat properly you will not bhave any problems. ...Read more
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