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What are the symptoms of strep throat in 13 year old?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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