Streptococcal pharyngitis

What is Streptococcal pharyngitis?

Streptococcal pharyngitis, streptococcal tonsillitis, or streptococcal sore throat (known colloquially as strep throat) is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcus.

Questions and answers on "Streptococcal pharyngitis"

Had strep pharyngitis - treated with amoxil. Then tonsils remained swollen (have been swollen x 2 years). treated with prednisone 60mg x5days. now strep - but tonsils still swollen and occluding orifice from mouth to pharynx. able to eat and drink but feel horrible. any suggestions?

doctor1 MD

You have chronic tonsilltis. so after treating the present infection with a short course of antibiotics, plan for surgery i.e. tonsillectomy

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Every now and then I get one or two little red bumps on my vagina. The have very little itch to them. They pop up out of no where and are gone within 3 days max. Looks more like a bug bite. I always use a condom when I have sex too. I've been confirmed positive for hpv 16. This also started when I got strep throat. The bump went away faster than the strep did...just curious.

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there are usually fungal infections in that areas very common as this remaains wet and urine touches it everytime you pis
so keep local hygiene good
keep dry
take forcan 150 mg once a week for 6 week
tab ebasiine 10 mg sos for itch
apply candid ointment on area bd
and can keep vaginal candid...

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Having stomach upset and diarrhea for a few weeks as well as tingling all over body. I had strep throat a month ago and was on augmetin. Had severe diarrhea then. Is not as bad now just very loose. I stress out easily and everyone says this is my problem but am worried it could be something bad. Am currently taking metformin for diabetes and Paxil for anxiety.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Possibly you have an irritable bowel but worthwhile ruling out an inflammatory bowel disease by doing an stool examination and colonoscopy. Also get your thyroid function and coeliac workup done after consulting your GI specialist.
Metformin may worsen your GI symptoms try consulting your...

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Hello there... My 6 month old was just diagnosed with Strep throat and has a rash . It seems to be itchy and bothering her, is there anything I can put on it to help relieve the itching? I would like something that isn t medicated or harsh on her skin, but I saw Calamine might be helpful, but I also here it can cause bad reactions.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It is looking like some allergic rash as there is significant itching.

You can apply calamine or calamine with a moisturizer combination externally over the skin for soothing effect.

If there is crying with irritability an prescribed oral...

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i was diagnosed with strep throat yesterday. i was running temps of 103, infection in ears and throat. also heartburn and quizy stomach. Went to see the doc yesterday and was givin a steroid shot, some anti-biotics, and some kinda syrup. but anyways, fever has broken but I noticed this morning some clear white looking discharge in my stool. Could this be in relation to the medicines or could this be something else.

doctor1 MD

I don't think even a single shot of steroids was required until there was definite indication of severe throat inflammation leading to respiratory pathway compromise. Anyway none of the medicines you told are related to your nonspecific problem of clear white discharge in stools. You have to...

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Hey doc. I've had strep throat four times since february and i just finished my last course of antibiotics about 2 weeks ago and havent gotten it since. But, i have this overall weird feeling in my chest head neck throat and ears and im not sure why. I just feel weak at times and i just don't like it. Ive also been really stressed lately could that be it?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
welcome to Healthcare Magic.

You are having multiple weird symptoms involving different system. As the weirdness of symptoms increases, chances of having stress related problem increases. This kind of presentation can be possible due to stress and anxiety.

Anxiety and stress can manifest...

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My two year old is having stomache cramps , has had no appetite but, very thirsty. Her brother has strep throat as of today. Could this be what she has too. I know my other kids complain their stomache hurts when they have strep. This just seems to be a more severe pain . She also has red changing shaped blotches all over her. The dr said that it is viral & their was nothing to be done for them. Could the stomache thing be something more or is this all separate. What do I give her to help her through the night. Wasn t sure I prophet or tums would do anything?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM.
As your baby is having stomach ache, loss of appetite and feeling thirsty and some red rashes on the body.
It may be a viral infection but which is the virus causing these symptoms should be evaluated and find out the reason for the symptoms your baby is having.
I would...

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I m A DIABETIC AND HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE SWALLOWING FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS.WHEN IT COMES TO SWALLOWING LARGE PILLS LIKE METFORMIN OR OTHER LARGER PILLS LIKE MY VITAMINS. THAT WEN AWAY AND HAVE BEEN HAVING SORE TONGUE OR THE BACK OF MY TONGUE HAS BEEN SORE TO SWALLOWING OR FEEL LIKE I HAVE SORE THROAT OR STREP THROAT ON THE BACK OF MY TONGUE NOT THROAT.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Difficulty in swallowing tablets are a passive things and as in your case may be due to strep throat.
Consult an E N T and get treatment for sore throat .
Till hot saline gargles or anti septic solution gargles will give you relief.
Diabetes may be a...

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Hello, my 7 years old son had a strep throat 2 weeks ago. We treated him with amoxicillin for 10 days. In 4 days he said that his throat hurts. I looked into his throat and saw light white spots. So is it a strep throat came back and we need more antibiotics? And one more question - is it ok to go to a pool when you are taking an antibiotics? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
As there is recurrence, it is better to go for throat swab examination and culture sensitivity test for specific bacteria and antibiotic effective against them.
After report go for antibiotic medicine for proper time.
It is not advisable to go to a pool while having any...

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Hi, I ve had a head ache all day and tonight, my throat started to hurt. I m very prone to getting strep throat , so I checked the back of my throat for white pockets in the mirror. When I opened my mouth, I noticed that I have a yellow, kind of hairy film on my tongue . I ve never had a yellow hairy tongue and I brush my teeth at least twice a day. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Hello

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding yellowish coating over tongue, as you saidthat you are prone for strep throat infection. You are nterested to know about facts for recurrent throat infections.

Firstly I would like to say that yellowish or whitish coating of tongue...

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Recent questions on  Streptococcal pharyngitis

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i have a severe soar throat, and i can not breathe out of my nose because of dark green mucus, i also have a headache and am pretty tired i could have strep throat or mono. how do i know whick one i have? i am 19 years old, 6 fot 1 inch and 160 pounds

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Hello, My daughter is 8 years old. She complains she has a slight throat ache. I checked her throats and have seen a cluster of red dots (picture attached). I would like to point out that she is wearing removable extenders but they don't scratch...

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I HAVE A SORE THROAT . I LOOKED AT IT AND THERE IS A WHITE STREAK TOWARDS THE BACK OF MY THROAT ABOUT 1 AND 1/2 INCHES TOWARDS THE BACK OF MY THROAT AND 1 CENTIMETER WIDE. THIS WHITE STREAK IS WHAT IS CAUSING THE PAIN, I CAN FEEL IT. I'VE HAD A...

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