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I was diagnosed with Strep Throat Wednesday and began antibiotics that night. When is the soonest I can kiss my boyfriend without getting him sick (long distance relationship and he arrives Friday night)?
I was diagnosed with Strep Throat Wednesday and began antibiotics that night. When is the soonest I can kiss my boyfriend without getting him sick (long distance relationship and he arrives Friday night)?
I was diagnosed with Strep Throat Wednesday and began antibiotics that night. When is the soonest I can kiss my boyfriend without getting him sick (long distance relationship and he arrives Friday night)?
Hi, I am an 18 year old female and I have had strep for 6 weeks. I have been on 4 rounds of different antibiotics in this time and it has done nothing for my throat. The beginning couple of weeks was very painful, but really im not in that much pain anymore but my tonils are just massive and not going down in size. 2 doctors I have seen have said they are the biggest tonsils they have seen in a long time and call them "kissing tonsils". I am wondering what this may be? If its normal?
About 2 days ago she started with a sore throat, and then about a day later she started with a fever and an extremely sore throat. Her normally large tonsils became swollen and they have white spots on them. (She has had strep three times in the past two years.) Her peds office had urgent care over the weekend and the doctor did a rapid strep test, which came back negative. He said he was surprised, as he really assumed it would be positive.
I decided to visit a Doctor and was diagnosed with Strep throat (positive from a swab test and visual throat exam). My doctor prescribed Amoxicillin (500mg 3x per day for 10days). I've had a total of 4 oral sex encounters in my life prior to the two other experiences last weekend. I've never had any other type of sexual intercourse (e.g. Anal). My questions: 1)What is the likelihood of the Strep infection being misdiagnosed and could I possibly have something else (such as an STD)?
Your girlfriend is right, that she is not at significant risk of strep from either kissing you or by oral sex. But her reasons (and yours) may be the wrong ones. Assuming you and she have been in close contact in the past several weeks, with kissing, having sex, touching, and perhaps sharing eating utensils, kitchens, and toilets, there's a good chance she already is carrying the strep that caused your sore throat. Stopping such contact now probably will make no difference in her exposure.
Nonprescription over the counter drugs of ibuprofen and paracetamol (acetaminophen) both help relieve throat pain and reduce fever. The symptoms of strep throat usually improve even without treatment in five days, but the patient is contagious for several weeks. Lack of treatment or incomplete treatment of strep throat can lead to various complications.Antibiotics like penicillin or cephalosporins (for penicillin-allergic patients.)can be used.
I slept most of the day with a fever and my throat is sore. This continued overnight and into today. I currently have on and off fevers, a swollen kneck and a sore throat (with bumps on it). Is it common strep could come back like this? Or could this just be a virus? Is there any concern this is something more serious?
My girlfriend was diagnosed with mono and strep throat 24-hours ago. I'm fine with no symptoms, but wondered what preventive measures I can take... Yes, we have been kissing like the world was going to end (new relationship), so I surely got plenty of exposure to both...
Not too worried about that. However, last night someone kissed me and shoved their tongue down my throat (ugh....I wasn't even wanting this!). We were at a gay bar and he had just kissed a gay man as well. Not trying to stereotype as I too am gay (lesbian...somehow both of these questions are about guys though ...ha) I just know that studies have shown gay men to be more likely to carry STDs.
I went to my local GP and he took a swab which was negative for strep throat. Should I be concerned about anything else or have more tests done?
) bacterial throat infections need treated with antibiotics. did they swab your throat for strep and give you antibiotics? blood in the stool should be followed up on with your provider.
Then, she took a throat culture and sent it off to the lab to test for other strep types. It came back positive for Step Group C. For the last 5 days, I’ve been taking a Penicillin twice a day. Rx goes for 5 more days. 1) Is it true that after 24 hours on antibiotics, I am no longer contagious? 2) The white streaks still appear on the back of my throat and on my right tonsil. Is this cause for concern?
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strep And mono Are Going Around My Town Like Crazy And Im Pretty Sure I Have One Of Them . I Have Really Bad Chills When It Was 95 Outside , My Throat Is Beyone Sore And Swollen .
I started taking tylenol and eating soup. My throat kept getting worse and I was feeling really sick. I also noticed small dots of white puss on my tonsils. By the 5-6th day I took a strep test and got the results about 2 days later.. Came out positive for Strep Group C. I've been taking z-pack that I had extra for the past 5 days. I am positive for hsv-1 which I believe I've had since I was young BUT I am worried that I may have contracted HSV-2 or some other STD orally.
A week later I had a very scratchy throat, a small ulcer on my uvula, and my taste buds became enlarged and irritated. I have no fever, but feel a little fatigue and slight headache. I had a strep test, which came up negative, but was given Augmentin for 7 days just in case. But my symptoms have not gone away, and it's been about 3 weeks. Is it just a virus (related/unrelated to kissing anyone)? Please help. Thanks. -Ray This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD SOME FEVER COULPE OF DAYS BACK SHE TOOK MADICINE AND IT WAS OK , BUT I FOUND ONE BUMP(BIG PIMPLE) ON HER LIPS WHCH WAS I THINK DRY , I ASK HER WHY YOU HAVE THIS ON YOUR LIPS SHE SAID ITS BECAUSE OF TEMPERATURE , SHE KISSED ME AND AFTER TWO DAYS I START FEELING SORT OF FEVER AND ONE BUMP ON MY LIP UNDER NOSE , I THOUGHT IS OK BUT LATER I START GETTING SICK I HAVE FEVER AND I HAVE LOT OF BUMP (I MEAN BIG PIMPLES) AROUND MY LIPS ON MY CHECK YESTERDAY I WENT TO DOCTO
I waited a day to go to the clinic, just thinking it was stay-up-all-night-sickness, and they told me it was strep - no throat culture, but looked in my ears (inflammed) and throat. They put me on penicillin. I'm recovering, though still a bit sick/slow - two more days of pills, but i'm petrified it's herpes and was too scared to ask. I have no symptoms below the waist, no front or side of the mouth sores but I do think I have a white spot (fading) on my tonsils.
A week later I had a very scratchy throat, a small ulcer on my uvula, and my taste buds became enlarged and irritated. I have no fever, but feel a little fatigue and slight headache. I had a strep test, which came up negative, but was given Augmentin for 7 days just in case. But my symptoms have not gone away (still the ulcer on my uvula, and inflamed taste buds), and it's been about 4 weeks since I kissed her. Is it just a virus (related/unrelated to kissing anyone)?
5 days after exposure (1) I got a sore throat which I have had for 2 weeks. I was screened for strep, it came back negative. I am terrified that it is thrush. I have attached a photo here: http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee365/greggregory1/?action=view&current=CIMG2570.jpg My questions: (1) Does that look like thrush? The two little pustules. They have been present for a few days and move around.
I have spoke to my daughter about the do's and dont's of her private parts, but never about kissing on the lips, and can only assume that because I normally kiss her on the lips she thinks this manner of expressing her affection is normal. I already spoke to her and explained how this is not an appropiate thing to do, and that people can be offended by it, just as her friend was. My concerns are.... is this normal? should I be worried about this type of behaviour?
No pain urinating. My wife's cold is going down to her throat and lungs, and she was complaining of vaginal discharge. I'll go back to the clinic on Monday.
i am having severe tonsils and sore throat since had intercourse 5monhs back with results-ve. Doctor gave medicines but did'nt work.CBC and IGE levels were normal. What is the cause of such severeness?
(thats where my soreness and tightness has been for 6 weeks after fingering and placing my fingers directly in my mouth and French kissing a Prostitute) Thank you very much for your prompt response
so what are the chances i caught Syphilis from kissing and also can you get a Chancre in your throat. About 2 weeks ago my toungue started feeling very weird, and some of my taste buds started swelling up and were very painful. Thanks for you help.
Towards the end of the month I developed a very bad sore throat, had it checked for strep and gonorrhea and both tests were negative. After the 28 day course on PEP i also had an HIV test which was negative. The meds made me pretty fatigued at times but i never vomited or had diarrhea during this time. I did eventually develop some folliculitis, but I attribute that to my body shaving practices and i had let my leg hair grow back in (which is where most of the ingrown pimples showed up at).
Hi, i am 16, a few months ago i made out with this girl and then a had a sore throat for 2 weeks. I went to the docter and i had a fever but they said ir wasn't strep and it was probably just an infection, but ever sine that girl, i have a sore throat after i make out with someone. I was just wondering iif it was some kind of disease or what?
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