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Not sure what you mean by injuries induced by strep throat. But I do know its symptoms.

Streptococcus pharyngitis is a grade A streptococcus bacterial infection of the throat, hence why it is more commonly called strep throat.

The following is a list of symptoms taken from the PubMed Health website:

  • Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second day

  • Red throat, sometimes with white patches

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Stomach ache

  • Nausea

  • Chills

  • General discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling

  • Loss of appetite and abnormal taste

  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • Difficulty swallowing

Trust me on this, it's not fun to have Strep. If you do contract the illness, go with the pennicilin injection (if you have no Allergies to pennicilin). The anti-bacterial tablets have a 45% success rate (meaning they do NOT work all that well). The injection will clear up the strep throat bacteria within 2-4 days.

I have had it twice, and had to get the injection both times (of course, the second time was a relapse of the first original case I fell ill with.)

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The only way to be positive u have strep throat us to go to a doctor and have a strep test done. Strep throat often has symptom of white puss pockets on the throat and tonsills, but tonsillitis and pharyngitis(inflammation of the throat) often have the same symptom. The only way to know for sure is to have a strep test done.


These symptoms could be a variety of bacteria/infections such as tonsillitis, strep throat, coxsackie virus or even an STD. It is important that you go to your doctor and have a swab done on your throat to correctly diagnose what you have contracted as well as be able to get you the proper treatment.


My grandson had his tonsils and adenoids removed 3 yrs ago due to having many strep throats. He still is having continuous strep throats testing was done to confirm strep is the diagnosis. This has occured in July, Aug, and September and many prior times since the removal of tonsils. What could possibly be going on?


1 - try ginger tea its a preparation done with ginger pieces with tea. 2- Ginger juice with honey just a spoon and you will be relieved within 2 minutes Kenyad Pereira See a Doctor. The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is penicillin. If left untreated, streptococcus bacteria can cause endocarditis, and scarlet fever. To rule out strep throat, most acute care clinics will perform a rapid strep screen, which rules out whether strep, or some other bacteria, is causing the sore throat. Penicillin will usually cure strep throat within a week.


The common cold is caused by one of the Rhino viruses. Typically these are diagnosed based on symptoms and severity. Since it is a virus, there is no treatment and most doctors these days only treat the symptoms although some of the older ones still give an broad spectrum antibiotic just in case for a secondary bacterial infection. Strep is a bacterial infection and can be diagnosed with a swab of the throat for a culture. If you have symptoms that last more than a day or two you should go to the doctor and have that done because strep can cause serious heart problems if left untreated.


The only possible way to prevent mitral valve insufficiency is to prevent rheumatic fever. This can be done by evaluating sore throats for the presence of the bacteria that causes strep throat. Strep throat is easily treated with antibiotics.


You need to take tablet penicillin V 250 mg there times a day for ten days, when throat swab culture is not done for sore throat or is not available.


It is possible, especially if the condition is not noticed, or if noticed, and nothing is done about it. (Like seeing a doctor immediately)


This could be a variety of infections - starting with strep throat, to even an STD depending on the situations you have been in. It is best to have a throat swab done by your doctor - it sounds as though you will need to be treated.


Have a sore throat? Chances are good you have nothing to worry about. But if that soreness is more severe, you might have strep throat, which is a bacterial infection that affects your throat and tonsils. Being examined by a doctor would be a good idea, since he can do a rapid test, but this can be wrong in a few cases. A rapid test can be followed up by a throat swab test to see if strep is present. This commonly takes one to two days for results to come back from the laboratory. There are many types of strep viruses, some causing more serious illnesses than others. Generally speaking, strep will run its course in three to five days, with or without treatment. In most cases, however, treatment with an antibiotic will prevent the problem from being contagious or from developing into more serious ailments. Left untreated, strep throat can worsen, causing such complications as kidney inflammation and rheumatic fever, which can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a rash and even permanent damage to heart valves. Strep throat is most common in young people between the ages of five and 15, but it can affect people of all ages. If you or your child has symptoms of strep throat, see your doctor for prompt treatment. Regardless of age, patients should stay home from school or work until the symptoms disappear. Cases of strep throat can be very mild, with only a few symptoms, or it may be severe. People with strep throat start showing symptoms from two to five days after they are exposed to the bacteria, most often from others who are coughing and sneezing. Symptoms usually begin suddenly, and can include: * A high fever * Red, irritated throat, often accompanied by white patches * Sore throat * Headache * Stomach ache * Nausea * Chills * General discomfort * Loss of appetite * Tender, swollen lymph nodes in the neck * Difficulty swallowing Use of Penicillin or amoxicillin have been the most traditional treatments for strep. The prescribed antibiotics should be taken for the recommended course of treatment, even though symptoms are usually gone after few days. Other household treatments may also help alleviate discomfort: * Drink warm liquids. Honey or lemon tea is a time-tested remedy. * Gargle several times a day with warm salt water (1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup water). * Drink cold liquids or suck on popsicles to soothe the sore throat. * Suck on hard candies or throat lozenges. This is often as effective as more expensive remedies, but should not be used in young children because of the choking risk. * Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier to moisten and soothe a dry and painful throat. Get a new toothbrush after you are no longer contagious, but before finishing the antibiotics. Otherwise the bacteria can live in the toothbrush and re-infect you when the antibiotics are done. Also, keep your family’s toothbrushes and utensils separate, unless they have been washed. If repeated cases of strep still occur in a family, you might check to see if someone is a strep carrier. Carriers have strep in their throats, but the bacteria do not make them sick. Sometimes, treating them can prevent others from getting strep throat.


Well, those pimples can possibly be pus-filled sores that cause strep throat, a bacterial infection of the throat. Usually you get it from someone who you have had oral contact with, or has coughed or sneezed on you. The symptoms of strep throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, are not being able to swallow very much, painful swelling in throat, pus-filled sores colored yellow or white, the lack of coughing, loss of appitite, and redness of throat. It can be treated with antibiotics or just plain comfort liquids such as tea. But be sure to see your doctor to be tested for this. Only 12% of sore throats end up as strep throat, and if you happen to have it, and do nothing to fix it, it can lead to serious conditions such as rheumatic fever, clogging of the heart valves, and making it hard for the host to the bacteria hard to breathe. I am in seventh grade and have just done an oral report on "My Favorite Bacterial/Viral Disease". Glad to


Recently, scientists have identified an intriguing link between childhood episodes of strep throat and the development of OCD.


Most people with strep are contagious until they have been on antibiotics 24 - 48 hours. They should stay home from school, daycare, or work until they have been on antibiotics for at least a day. Get a new toothbrush after you are no longer contagious, but before finishing the antibiotics. Otherwise the bacteria can live in the toothbrush and re-infect you when the antibiotics are done. Also, keep your family's toothbrushes and utensils separate, unless they have been washed. If repeated cases of strep still occur in a family, you might check to see if someone is a strep carrier. Carriers have strep in their throats, but the bacteria do not make them sick. Sometimes, treating them can prevent others from getting strep throat.


Your throat may hurt, but you will not lose your voice due to a strep infection. A scratchy throat and hoarseness is almost always due to a virus, which means antibiotics will not help. While it is possible to have a bacterial strep infection and viral laryngeal infection at the same time (which could cause you to lose your voice), this is unlikely. The vast majority of the time a positive "rapid step" (test done in the ofifce giving immediate results) in the setting of a scratchy throat and hoarseness is a false positive test (i.e. the test is wrong). A severe swollen throat with pain and swelling down the front of the neck and a "hot potato" voice can be a sign of something dangerous and immediate medical attention should be sought.


The only possible way to prevent mitral valve stenosis is to prevent rheumatic fever. This can be done by evaluating sore throats for the presence of the bacteria that causes strep throat.


DefinitionStrep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcusbacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat.Alternative NamesPharyngitis - streptococcal; Streptococcal pharyngitisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsStrep throat is most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15, although it can happen in younger children and adults. Children younger than 3 can get strep infections, but these usually don't affect the throat.Strep throat is most common in the late fall, winter, and early spring. The infection is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva, often among family or household members.There are many strains of strep. Some strains can lead to a scarlet fever rash. This rash is thought to be an allergic reaction to toxins made by the strep germ. On rare occasions, strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever if it is not treated. Strep throat may also cause a rare kidney complication.SymptomsStrep throat may be very mild, with only a few symptoms, or it may be severe. Often, persons with strep throat get sick 2 to 5 days after they are exposed to the bacteria that causes the illness.Symptoms usually begin suddenly, and can include:Fever that begins suddenly and is often highest on the second dayRed throat, sometimes with white patchesSore throatHeadacheStomach acheNauseaChillsGeneral discomfort, uneasiness or ill feelingLoss of appetite and abnormal tasteTender, swollen lymph nodes in the neckDifficulty swallowingSome strains of strep throat can lead to a scarlet fever-like rash. This rash is thought to be an allergic reaction to toxins made by the strep bacteria.Signs and testsA rapid test can be done in most health care provider offices, but misses a few of the cases. A throat swab can be tested (cultured) to see if strep grows from it. However, it will take one to two days for results to come back.If the rapid test is negative, it may be followed by a culture, to find all the cases that might have been missed. This is more likely to be needed in children.TreatmentBe aware that most sore throats are caused by viruses, not strep. Sore throats should only be treated with antibiotics if the strep test is positive. Strep cannot be accurately diagnosed by symptoms or a physical exam alone.Even though strep throat usually gets better on its own, antibiotics are taken to prevent rare but more serious complications, such as rheumatic fever.Penicillin or amoxicillin has been traditionally recommended and is still very effective. There has been resistance reported to azithromycin and related antibiotics.Antibiotics should be taken for the full 10 days, even though symptoms are usually gone after few days.Most sore throats are soon over. In the meantime, the following remedies may help:Drink warm liquids. Honey or lemon tea is a time-tested remedy.Gargle several times a day with warm salt water (1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup water).Drink cold liquids or suck on popsicles to soothe the sore throat.Suck on hard candies or throat lozenges. This is often as effective as more expensive remedies, but should not be used in young children because of the choking risk.Use a cool-mist vaporizer or humidifier to moisten and soothe a dry and painful throat.Try over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen. Do NOT give aspirin to children.Expectations (prognosis)The probable outcome is good. Nearly all symptoms resolve in one week. Treatment prevents serious complications associated with streptococcal infections.ComplicationsOn rare occasions, strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever if it is not treated. Strep throat may also cause a rare kidney complication called post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.Ear infectionSinusitisMastoiditisPeritonsillar abscessRheumatic feverGlomerulonephritisScarlet feverCalling your health care providerCall if you develop the symptoms of strep throat, whether or not you think you were exposed to someone with strep throat. Also, call if you are being treated for strep throat and are not feeling better within 24 - 48 hours.PreventionMost people with strep are contagious until they have been on antibiotics 24 - 48 hours. Thus, they should stay home from school, daycare, or work until they have been on antibiotics for at least a day.Get a new toothbrush after you are no longer contagious, but before finishing the antibiotics. Otherwise the bacteria can live in the toothbrush and re-infect you when the antibiotics are done. Also, keep your family's toothbrushes and utensils separate, unless they have been washed.If repeated cases of strep still occur in a family, you might check to see if someone is a strep carrier. Carriers have strep in their throats, but the bacteria do not make them sick. Sometimes, treating them can prevent others from getting strep throat.ReferencesGerber MA, Baltimore RS, Eaton CB, et al. Prevention of rheumatic fever and diagnosis and treatment of acute Streptococcal pharyngitis: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the Interdisciplinary Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research: endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Circulation. 2009 Mar 24;119(11):1541-51.Alcaide ML, Bisno AL. Pharyngitis and epiglottitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2007;21:449-469.Del Mar C, Glasziou PP, Spinks A. Antibiotics for sore throat. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD000023.Altamimi S, Khalil A, Khalaiwi KA, Milner R, Pusic MV, Al Othman MA. Short versus standard duration antibiotic therapy for acute streptococcal pharyngitis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004872.This article uses information by permission from Alan Greene, M.D., © Greene Ink, Inc.


Beta streptococcus or Group B strep is found normally in the body and generally does not cause symptoms. Sometimes it can cause infections such as sepsis and meningitis as well as can be contributing factor to diabetes and heart failure. Treatment for Group B strep is done through intravenous antibiotics.


No, a standard throat culture, done with typical medium as for strep throat, will not be able to show an STD. The typical STDs that may affect the throat -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes -- will not grow on this medium. In fact, gonorrhea and chlamydia are so difficult to culture and transport to the lab that cultures are rarely done anymore in typical health centers. It's easier to use more modern DNA testing. If you believe you need screening for STDs in the throat, you must ask for the test specifically, so that your health care provider can choose the right medium.


Possible throat infection. Sounds like your neck lymph nodes are sore when you move your neck. Swallowing soreness is a big clue that your throat is probably infected. I recommend you get a "Rapid Strep test done, then start to drink lemon tea or something else with lots of citrus. (provided your throat is not so sore that you can't even tolerate citric juices)


All kinds of strep infections can foster an inflammation of the kidneys (acute glomerulonephritis), although the disease most often follows impetigo. Less than 1 percent of all strep infections foster kidney disease, but because certain strains of strep are particularly prone to causing this complication, small epidemics of acute glomerulonephritis can crop up in private homes or in schools. Symptoms of the disorder include a puffy face due to water retention, blood in the urine, pain in the loins, malaise, nausea, headache, and high blood pressure. These symptoms usually surface one to three weeks following a strep infection and subside within the same amount of time. Diagnosis of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is based on symptoms, a history of a recent strep infection, and elevated levels of antibodies to strep in the blood. This form of kidney disease, like rheumatic fever, is thought to stem from an overactive immune response to strep. Little can be done to prevent this heightened immune response once it's begun, although various drugs (such as diuretics) and dietary measures (such as restricted salt or protein intake) can ease many of its symptoms. Most patients recover without any permanent problems, although occasionally kidney damage inflicted by the disease may require dialysis or a kidney transplant. Patients rarely experience a recurrence of acute glomerulonephritis following additional strep infections because of the immunity they develop to the specific type of strep bacterium that caused their disorder. (Only a handful of strep types can cause glomerulonephritis, and most cases of the disorder can be traced to a specific Group A streptococcal strain known as Type 12.) The incubation period is unknown signs and symptoms may show imediatley.


He did not fake a neck injury. He had surgery on his neck and had a metal plate put in. They do not fake those injuries. And just an FYI, most neck surgeries are done from the front in the throat not in the back of the neck.


Your throat may hurt if you have done a lot of talking or screaming, if you are ill, or if your tonsils are large and enflamed.


Gonorrhea screening means testing patients at risk even if they don't have symptoms. Typically this is done with a painless urine test, or a vaginal, anal, or throat swab, depending on the patient's sex practices.



Yes, you can have dental work done while having a sore throat, but it is courteous to contact the office and explain the situation as you will expose the staff to your illness.



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