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Who Gets Strep Throat And Other
My daughter gets strep throat every 2 months. They never run strep tests. Could this be something else, Like Epstein Barr. I have Epstein Barr. Thanks?
I been having red bumps on the back of my throat for a while now close to a month and its been keeping me from eating very much because my throat gets swollen and i have trouble swollowing is it a normal strep throat? I been taking ampicillin for a while
If you did not have : a Quick-Srep Test or throat culture that was positive for Group A Streptococcus before starting antibiotics, no one can know if "strep throat" was or is the cause of your symptoms. You'd have to stop antibiotics for a while to obtain a valid throat culture, but your doctor can order blood tests for antibodies to mononucleosis & strep & look for other causes of your protracted symptoms. ...Read more
Do I have strep throat? My throat has been sore for two days and i tried using cough drops and my throat gets itchy and dry. My eyes are glossy to.
2 yr old has pink eye & culture taken for strep throat. She's ok during day but gets small fever at night. Fam doc back mon, or should we go to hosp?
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
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