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I've had dry throat,clicking in ears when I swallow,itchy,mild pain in ear plus phlegm. No fever, fatigue or body aches for 5 days?could it be strep?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Strep throat symptom

The signs and symptoms of strep throat are: 1) Fever and sore throat.
2) Redness of the back of the throat, 3) Lymph nodes or tonsils that are enlarged and tender to the touch, 4) Whitish ulceration over the tonsils. A patient with all of these may be treated with penicillin; otherwise a throat culture or rapid strep test is usually required to establish the diagnosis.

In brief: Strep throat symptom

The signs and symptoms of strep throat are: 1) Fever and sore throat.
2) Redness of the back of the throat, 3) Lymph nodes or tonsils that are enlarged and tender to the touch, 4) Whitish ulceration over the tonsils. A patient with all of these may be treated with penicillin; otherwise a throat culture or rapid strep test is usually required to establish the diagnosis.
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