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How would you treat a strep carrier that developed low grade fever with no sore throat ? Would you give antibiotic ? Which one ?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
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In brief: Do history and exam

If history suggests viral agent with nasal congestion and cough, then observation and Rx fever only would be appropriate for a person who is a strep carrier. However, many individuals do not complain of sore throat with strep, but on exam have a red palate, enlarged tonsils and cervical adenopathy.
I would treat with amoxicillin or cephalosporoin or clindamycin.

In brief: Do history and exam

If history suggests viral agent with nasal congestion and cough, then observation and Rx fever only would be appropriate for a person who is a strep carrier. However, many individuals do not complain of sore throat with strep, but on exam have a red palate, enlarged tonsils and cervical adenopathy.
I would treat with amoxicillin or cephalosporoin or clindamycin.
Dr. Clarene Cress
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