I tast blood when I swallow and I have strep throat. What should I do?

It happens. Any infection that inflames your throat/tonsils can result in a little bloody debris. If you have tested positive for strep and are under treatment, that's all you need to do.If not, see a doc and get evaluated/treated.

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Why do I have strep throat and blood in my urine?

Thanks for asking! Please see your doctor. The bacteria causing your strep throat, can cause problems in other areas too, including the kidneys. Read more...

What to do if I have strep throat but can't swallow my pills?

Shot/liquid/crush it. The simplest thing would be to get a pill crusher and crush the pills.Sprinkle the powder on food, (applesauce works well), and be done with it. You could also ask for a bicillin shot, hurts but works, but it usually takes a load in both hips to do the job. There are also liquid antibiotics that work. Decide what you prefer and get it done. Read more...

I have strep throat been on medicine for 4 days but its still painful to swallow. How long does the pain last?

See a doctor! There are several possibilities here: -are you sure it's strep? Were you tested? -you may also have mono (infectious mononucleosis), which usually causes fatigue, fever, swollen glands. At least 25% of people with mono also have strep. -you may have an abscess in your tonsils, which may need to get drained you should see a doctor and get reexamined to see if you need further treatment. Read more...

So I have strep throat I am pretty sure and its been a week and I am going to the doctors tuesday but it is starting to get hard for me to swallow wil?

Not sure. In order to diagnose strep throat, we need a sample from your tonsils. If you really have difficulty swallowing solid food and developing fever, don't wait till tuesday as you may develop something more serious. Difficulty swallowing means solid food gets stuck in your throat. Read more...

I have strep throat and blood in ear. Is this normal?

Not common. Strep pharyngitis does not typically cause bloody ear drainage. Theoretically, severe inflammation could cause enlargement of the blood vessels on the ear drum, which might bleed. I'd consider this a stretch though! Read more...

I have strep throat and when I eat something it hurts (when I swallow) is there a way to make it less painful?

Steroid addition to. A short course of steroid added to standard antibiotic treatment can provide quick symptomatic relief. Consult your doctor. Read more...
Throat spray. I would suggest one of the anesthetic throat sprays like chloroseptic. They contain a compound like phenol that temporarily deadens the pain nerves and can give good temporary relief. Read more...
Gargle. Gargling with plain water can help pain and is easy to do. Also is important to keep your throat moist by drinking plenty of nonacidic (juice) fluids (can make it sting). Same for carbonated beverages. Don't forget to complete your entire antibiotic prescription even if you feel better before then. Read more...

I have strep throat and have swelling which os preventing me from swallowing. Should I crush the pill even though there will be some loss of the pill?

See answer. U have a few options: 1. u can call your doctor and ask for a suspension of the antibiotic that u r taking which may be available.2. U can ask for a pain killer in a liquid or syrup form - take it &wait an hour &once pain is minimal take ur pill 3. Crush pill &make it into a suspension with a Litte water &swallow it 4. Ask ur doctor for a long acting penicillin shot- single shot suffices. . Read more...