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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care.
In addition to complications.

In brief: No

Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care.
In addition to complications.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Only if you have it

If you have symptoms then you should be seen by a doctor and tested for strep.
Common symptoms are fever, sore throat, headache, stomachache, nausea or vomiting.

In brief: Only if you have it

If you have symptoms then you should be seen by a doctor and tested for strep.
Common symptoms are fever, sore throat, headache, stomachache, nausea or vomiting.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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