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Strep Throat

Strep throat is a contagious disease caused by the Streptococci bacteria. It is most common among kids and teens. All questions concerning symptoms, treatments and contraction can be found here.

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How do you get rid of a sore throat?

If you have a sore throat, you should get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids. You should consider visiting a doctor, especially if your sore throat worsens, has spots, or continues for days. A humidifier or cold vaporizer can help as well to make the air more moist and soothing. One of the better home remedies for a sore throat is a salt water gargle. It is very soothing. Be sure that a child is old enough to know how...
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What is Quincy throat?

Quinsy is an abscess between the back of the tonsil and the wall of the throat. It's also known as a peritonsillar abscess. It happens when infection spreads from a swollen tonsil to the area around it, usually during a severe case of tonsillitis. The symptoms of quinsy are similar to tonsillitis and include: * a worsening sore throat, usually on one side, * fever, * difficulty opening the mouth * difficulty swallowing * drooling rather than swallowing your own saliva and...
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How long do you have to wait to kiss someone if you have strep throat?

i would say no sooner than 48 hours after starting antibiotics.
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How long is a person contagious with strep throat?

Within 3 days after exposure to the germ that causes strep's painful sore throat, you may get sick. Once infected with strep, you are contagious for up to 2 to 3 weeks, even without symptoms. However, taking antibiotics you will no longer spread the bacteria to others after about 24 hours. ...
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How much amoxicillin for 95 lb child with strep throat?

Give it according to the prescription you got from the doctor.
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How long are you contagious with strep throat after you have had an injection of rocephin 500mg?

You should avoid going to work or out & about in the public for at least 2 days, 3 if you wish to be extra cautious. ...
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What are the symptoms of strep throat?

The most consistent and prominent symptoms are a sore throat and pain with swallowing. Classically the throat is solidly red and swollen with white patches (called exudates) although this can vary. The palate (roof of the mouth) may have small red dots (petechiae). Swollen lymph nodes ("glands" ) in the front of the neck are almost always present. A high fever and generalised aching in the joints and/ or muscles are also common. A diffuse red rash that is commonly described as...
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Where was strep throat first found?

This question can not be answered since medical records/history are modern and for many centuries no records were kept. It is only in recent history that man has started to understand bacteria and viruses. Even today when a new virus shows up it takes time to understand it and find a cure. Historians can only guess what people died of and where. ...
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Does strep throat affect your vocal cords?

I believe so, because I just had strep throat about a month ago, and still after recovering, i lost my high range singing and its painful trying to force singing high to work on it. ...
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Why are there red bumps in the back of your throat?

A cold usually comes along with other things, sometimes flu, strep throat, etc. and the reason that is is because coughs and colds lower your immune system, the body is fighting the cold and it lowers the immune system allowing other virus's and germs to get in this also includes allergies ...
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How long does strep throat last?

It lasts about 3-5 days, but make sure to wash hands, definetely get lots of rest and you'll get better soon. Hope it helped ...
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Can you feel lethargic with strep throat?

Yes, strep throat can cause people to feel tired and lethargic especially if it is a chronic infection. ...
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How long does it take your throat to heal after having strep throat?

you are no longer contagious after 24 hours on an antibotic, but, you could still feel bad and run down for 7-10 days. your throat should be completley healed by then First and foremost: REST!!!!! Sleep as much as you can! Stay in bed! Have someone help you if you can. And don't try to be all "heroic" and drag in to work or school. That isn't strong, it's stupid. Not to mention inconsiderate because you can pass it on to others. Pneumonia...
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Can you treat is strep throat with claritomycin?

Yes you can. Its an alternative to cephalosporins.
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What can you eat or drink to help a sore throat?

Try something nice and warm, but not hot, like tea with squirts of lemon, or chicken broth. Don't eat ice-cream because it coats your throat, and milk products can increase mucus production. An occasional Popsicle would be better than ice cream if something cold feels good, but warm liquids will help your sore throat heal faster. Drink plenty of liquids to help keep your body able to fight the infection, and to be sure you do not get dehydrated if you have...
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Can you die from strep throat?

Nothing is impossible but, no your not very likely to die from strep throat. Just try to talk less maybe treat the sickness with medicine, get lots of sleep and you hopefully will feel better in a couple of days. ...
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Can NyQuil heal strep throat?

Answer No. The only treatment for step throat is antibiotics (usually penicillin), which are not found in NyQuil. If you think you have strep throat, see a doctor immediately. how in the name of science would that work. just think about it. ...
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What does strep throat look like in kids?

A classic clinical presentation of strept throat in the pediatric population is: fever, malaise, anorexia, headache, nausea, and a throat that is extremely erythematous (red) with characteristic petechiae (red dots) on the soft palate. Nevertheless, it is always an excellent idea to confirm one's clinical exam with a throat culture. ...
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Do you need to throw away toothbrush after strep throat?

Yes, 24 hours after starting antibiotics (According to this webpage: Group A Strep • Signs and symptoms: Sore throat, fever, adenitis, tonsils and pharynx covered with exudates, bad breath • Diagnose with throat culture • Treat with penicillin, Tylenol. Must complete course of antibiotics • Tip: throw away toothbrush 24 hours after antibiotic therapy started ...
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Do dogs get strep throat?

No, although they can act as carriers for the strep bacteria. They may develop similar symptoms as a result of infection with other bacteria. ...
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What is strep throat?

Strep Throat Strep throat (or "Streptococcal pharyngitis", or "Streptococcal Sore Throat") is a form of Group A streptococcal infection that affects the pharynx. Symptoms Sore throat Red and white patches in the throat Difficulty swallowing Tender or swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck Red and enlarged tonsils Headache Inner ear pain Lower stomach pain Fever General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling Loss of appetite and nausea Rash Frequent cold chills Strep throat must be treated with antibiotics, or it can turn into rheumatic fever, a much more serious condition1. 1. ...
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When do you know when you have strep throat?

Strep throat is inflammation of the tonsils at the rear of the mouth. The symptoms include soreness of the throat, pain and discomfort when swallowing, pain and tenderness of the jaw and ears. The symptoms are often accompanied by headache. Although strep throat is caused by the streptococcus bacteria, the symptoms can be very similar to other forms of tonsillitis including viral infection. ...
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Does thrush show up on a rapid strep test?

No, the rapid strep tests typically find only Group A Beta Strep, and no other strep subtypes nor other pathogens like yeast that causes thrush. ...