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Assuming you're not allergic to ibuprofen, the answer is yes. By all means, take some for the pain of strep throat. Ugh!Ibuprofen doesn't...
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Throat culture During the doctor's physical examination, a throat culture might be taken by touching a soft cotton swab to the throat and tonsil area...
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If you are concerned that you contracted Strep throat from your mother (assuming she was...
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Recommended home remedies [to relieve] sore throat and tonsillopharyngitis (both strep throat and non-strep throat) are easily available in most...
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There are a number of situations in which a child or adult can have reccurent positive strep tests.The first, and most common, is that the strep...
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If you're feeling fine one moment -- and then suddenly your throat is killing you, you're running a high fever, and all your energy has vanished in a...
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Yes, strep throat is contagious. The most common way to catch strep throat is by contact with an infected person. Close contact with airborne...
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Symptoms of strep throat usually begin within 2 to 5 days after coming in contact with someone who has a strep infection. Strep throat usually goes...
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If strep throat continues to recur, you and your doctor may decide you need surgery to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy). Surgery is considered when...
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i know when i had strep throat every thing burnes and i could not swallow at all. water burned the worst to. popsicles and pudding was the...
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Throat infection with strep bacteria can cause a variety of symptoms associated with inflammation of the throat and its nearby structures. Symptoms...
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Antibiotics such as penicillin, cephalexin, or amoxicillin are used to treat strep throat. Antibiotics are effective only against bacterial...
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The traditional test for a strep throat has been a throat culture. The major drawback of a throat culture is that the results take two to three days...
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Common symptoms of strep throat in children and adults include:Severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms.Pain...
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Since I don't know how you were diagnosed (lab culture, rapid strep test, or just "a look and see" by your medical provider)...