Strep throat

What is Strep throat?

Streptococcal pharyngitis, streptococcal tonsillitis, or streptococcal sore throat is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection.It affects the pharynx including the tonsils and possibly the larynx. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Questions and answers on "Strep throat"

I have a sore throat the Dr. ran the test for strep throat could I still get it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
if you do not have strep throat, it is not likely to develop

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The test for strep throat is used commonly to check for this bacterial infection. Like all tests, it can have false negative results though this is not the case for...

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How contagious is strep throat? Could I get it from someone just breathing on me or from touching something in a public place? How long does the strep bacteria live on inanimate objects?

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Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Strep throat is caused by a very commonly encountered bacteria. Since the bacteria is already widespread, I would not really label Strep throat as 'contagious'. Let me mention that viral causes of sore throat or...

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My 12 year old son has strep throat and I just noticed a rash on his bottom...he also has a few fever blisters on his lip...is this normal? Is this from the strep or could it be from the antibiotic?

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Brief Answer:
Rash may be seen in Strep throat infection

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

Strep throat is most common in young children and adolescents and it is highly contagious.The symptoms like running nose, cough, hoarse voice, muscle aches and oral blisters may be seen...

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I have a white patch on my throat- it is a little sore but no other symptoms. Could it be strep throat or just a sore throat?

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Brief Answer:
Seems strep throat;however, oral swab testing can determine it....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the photo you provided and noted the white patch on your throat. Sincerely, it seems more a yellow patch to me from the photo than a white patch.

I was going through the...

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Can someone diagnosed with strep throat infect another's vagina by performing oral sex on her? I was diagnosed with strep throat 4 days after performing oral sex on a woman. I did have a slight sore throat at the time of our encounter. I told her about my strep and she says she has since been having vaginal issues she will have checked out tomorrow. Could I have given her a vaginal strep infection from my strep throat?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would be happy to help...

Detailed Answer:
Strep throat, caused by Group-A Strep cannot be transmitted to the vaginal area through oral sex. In fact, GAS infection of the vaginal / vulvar area is extremely rare. Group-B Strep, on the other hand, can be found in the vaginal area,...

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I have strep throat and need antibiotics

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Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for the query.

If you have a confirmed case of strep throat then you would benefit from a course of antibiotics.

Typically a course of antibiotic for strep would include a penicillin based antibiotic unless you have an allergy to...

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My 2 yr old tested positive for strep throat 10 days ago. 7 days after testing positive she ran 101° fever and today her fever was 102°. Could her fever be related to the strep throat? She was given an antibiotic shot same day as diagnosis. The only other symptoms she is having is a bad cough, stuffy nose and I noticed a spot on the back of her throat.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need not worry. Episode of fever related.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone thorugh the attached image. The Strep throat can be indeed related to the fever as well as the cough and the other mentioned conditons. Irrespective of the use of...

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I shared a lollipop with my 3 year old granddaughter this past Thursday (today is Sunday) Thursday evening she was diagnosed with strep throat...is there a chance i may contact it? I left their home on Thursday afternoon and flew back to my own home so not a lot of time spent while she was contagious, I hope :-/

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, there is a chance

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Yes there a chance that you may contract Strep throat.

You can wait and watch for development of infection in you and start the treatment the moment there is a slight suspicion.

Many people may not get it at all if the resistance power is...

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I have these symptoms: Sore throat started 2.5 weeks ago. Sore throat comes and goes and moves from left side only to right side only and goes from mild to very sore on an off. Annoying cough for about a week but only slight cough now. Very slight congestion. My left eye is watery. No fever but maybe a slight one initially. No aches and pains. Sore throat went away but came back worse yest. morning. Don't want to go to Dr. Just want to confirm this will run it's course.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Without an exam, I am limited in being able to tell you specifically what is going on, but I can provide you with information about continuous sore throat for this long.

1. A sore throat and cough combo, if you aren't feeling sick overall,...

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I am a 71 year old women who started with what seemed like common sore throat 6 days ago. It has progressively gotten worse. I have white pus pockets in the back & side of my throat, swollen lymph glands, a fever of 99.6 (I'm hypothyroid), and can barely swallow. It is so painful I cannot even eat jello without it hurting. Any suggestions?
YYYY@YYYY XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Go to an urgent care clinic or your doctor for a strep test.

Detailed Answer:
With the symptoms you are describing, there is a strong change that you have strep throat. It will cause white pus pockets, a very sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

Please go to a...

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Recent questions on  Strep throat

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I have strep throat . I started amoxicillin yesterday, but it seems the swelling in my throat is worse. Is this to be expected? How soon should the medication kick in?

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Temperature 103.1 Very bad sore throat Difficulty swallowing Discolored sputum Chills

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Sore throat with no other symptoms. First 3 days woke up with mild sore throat that went away. Now worse and lasts all day.

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My son has red spots all over his legs arms n palms of his hand, they don t itch, he doesn t scratch and it seems to fade over time, he is on antibiotics ( penicillin ) for sore throat (suspected Strep Throat ). Can you advise? It s not meningitis as the spots fade when pressed (as per guidance) He was ill on Friday with very high temperature and been on antibiotics since. He s is usual self now playing as usual. But don t no why the spots appeared today?

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Hi, I have little blood in my saliva/ sputum when i get up on the morning or even when i get up in the evening after a sleep. Had chest pain a few days back, doctor did ECG and normal lung test (stethoscope), said GERD . He is also giving me antibiotics for Strep Throat. Why is there blood ? Am a little worried ? Still have pain in throat

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I have had a skin irritation on the left side of my torso that mirrors itself from my back to my front - above my waiste to below my sternum. There is no visible sign of anything, but it has the sensation of sunburn - it feels ok unless my skin touches something. It has been going on about 3 weeks. About 2 weeks in to the skin pain, I felt ill and found out I had Strep Throat . Started antibiotics for that yesteday, but no change. Told doctor, he did not think it was shingles . My wife thinks it is a virus of sorts - any thoughts?

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I was perscribed Amoxicillian to treat a Strep Throat infection, however I was given 30 tablets and I am on dose #6 (3 tablets per day for 10 days) and I have developed a severe headache from constantly spitting out phlegm (all variants... from thick mucuous to clear saliva ). I was wondering if this is normal? Should I continue with my dose #6? My doctor is not available for another 10 hours from now. One final thing, I notice that I am extremely restless while taking this medication . I cannot sleep for more than 15-30 minutes at a time and its very frustrating. I feel that this is negatively impacting my recovery simply due to not getting enough rest.

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