Strep throat and kids

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Avatar m tn stomach virus/fever in december, sore throat/fever in feb., sore throat/fever in march, and today low fever w/scratchy throat. she seems otherwise healthy but i always think the worst. is this common w/kindergarden age kids? can fevers be that common? any insight would be great. thanks.
290018 tn?1240365868 t beleive it. hope he feels better but all of those sign and symptoms tell me strep and or the flu with little kids they get the nasuea and fever runny nose and very scratchy sore throat try to give him a warm salt water gargle to soothe the throat. hope that will make the little one feel better. this darn flu.
Avatar m tn stomach virus/fever in december, sore throat/fever in feb., sore throat/fever in march, and today low fever w/scratchy throat. she seems otherwise healthy but i always think the worst. is this common w/kindergarden age kids? can fevers be that common? any insight would be great. thanks.
Avatar m tn i read where strep throat can lead to later heart issues? my whole family has had it in the past, so should I be worried about my kids having heart issues down the road?
Avatar f tn The first episode just 2 months ago I beleive was full blown strep- with fever for my daughter and sore throat. The Dr has had up follow up with a few strep screens to make sure its gone and both of my kids come back positve with no /little symptoms. My daughter still has a runny nose. But thet both have tons of enery and feel great. My husband and I have no symtoms and also test positive. How in the world could we all be carriers?
Avatar m tn not really complaining about her throat hurting. we hate bringing our kids in for every little thing and/or getting put on antibiotics. any ideas?
Avatar m tn Most sore throats are caused by viruses so he may not get exposed to this same strep throat if the kids have a sore throat at school. Strep throat is contagious and so he and the other kids should not share utinsils, and you should throw away his tooth brush after the antibiotics are finished as he can reinfect himself. You and other family members and friends could have been exposed before he was put on antibiotics but he would be ok now since he is on antibiotics.
Avatar n tn Consider your drinking water a source. We were on well water and were informed that the constant strep throat infection my kids had could be coming from the water they were drinking. Strep can be passed through water. Ever since we have been on bottled water we have been in the clear. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/283902'>recurring strep throat in our family</a>.
Avatar m tn Doctor thinks she has strep so he took a strep test. Doctor said strep was highly contagious and asked if our 3 kids and myself got it. But nope only my wife. Questions: 1. After readying the above what do you think my risks are for STD's? 2. If my wife does have strep throat is it possible that me and our 3 kids will not catch strep? We shared drinks on Saturday night,wife already starting having sore throat. Doc told her its highly contagious. 3.
Avatar n tn ve had a chance to check and in fact it is not uncommon for two year olds to have strep throat. Google two year old with strep throat and much data pops up that it happens and not uncommonly. Since it is contagious, you often see it in daycare facilities. I mentioned it initially only because my boys had some very odd symptoms when they've had strep throat and it didn't look like obvious strep throat. They almost always gag, throw up. They get head aches.
503418 tn?1231098736 One of my children never got a fever with strep. Would just feel tired and throat hurt. When you looked at throat you could see white blotches and then we knew for sure.
Avatar m tn Did not know if this was part of strep throat or not they say the rash with strep is on the neck and comes after your throat starts to hurt? It seems with her she got the rash first then the fever and sore throat. Just wondered what it was!
Avatar n tn It is Tuesday and he is complaining of sore throat and fever. I have another son who yesterday was diagnosed with strep. They gave him same med. Can my son already on Amox. catch strep? Should I keep him out of school a day?
Avatar f tn OK, I have NO KIDS and WORK AT HOME, and I wonder why I get strep throat 1-2 times a year for as long as I can remember. The doctor seems to not understand either (just me and husband live at home) I even made a home gym 2 years ago to get out of that environment. I'm otherwise healthy (history of RA), very clean and use antibacterials when in stores, public, wash hands frequently, etc. I do get seasonal allergies and I do still have my tonsils. Should the tonsils be taken out?
Avatar n tn The last two times that I gave him oral sex I broke out in the most painful blisters on my tonsils. I went to the Dr. because I thought that I had strep throat and the test came back as just a virus, however, I don't know what virus.
Avatar f tn Its a dry cough but yesterday I noticed my throat started hurting and when I looked in my throat there were white spots on my tonsils. I instantly started assuming I am getting strep. But none of my symptoms are the same as when I had strep before. Well last night I slept thru the night without waking up coughing but noticed myself waking up to me gasping to get air.. I woke up with no voice today. Last night I went to bed with a crazy migraine. But I haven't run much of a fever.
Avatar f tn The only way to confirm that you have strep throat is by a throat culture (or rapid strep test) in your doctor's office. Even if you do, it's probably a good idea to continue using your CPAP, since having inflammation in your throat will worsen your sleep apnea. In most cases, what feels just like strep (pain, difficulty swallowing) is usually not due to the specific strain of strep that we test for (Group A beta-hemolytic). Many other conditions can give you the same symptoms.
Avatar f tn Having a fever with a flu is a way to fight it off. Same with a strep throat. The problem with strep throat is not the fever it is that the Strep. bacteria has a toxin that can cause heart problems and so forth if not treated. So that the fever and sore throat are ways the body shows there is a serious infection going. Also, a rash. So, I thought you would like the link below. https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.
Avatar m tn So in the past week and a half I began to get what looked like strep in the back of my throat. Swollen tonsils and little white dots accompanied by of course a sore throat. Usually when this occurs it comes with a fever this time it didn't. I then started to notice bumps on the back of my tongue followed by about 2 days of my tongue slightly swelling. I found that abnormal for having strep throat but figured it might be just a different strain.
533880 tn?1237612452 Since Thanksgiving I have had the flu three times and I have had step throat 2 times. I have never had the flu or strep before, in the last month and a half I have had strep twice. At first I thought I had the flu, constant high fevers, my body was swore, could not eat, no vomiting, but after one week with that I would get a sore throat and that is when I would notice the white patches in the back of my throat. Is this the usually pattern of strep throat.
Avatar f tn I just got over strep throat!!!!!!! I dont know WHERE I got it! I just hope the kiddos dont get it!!
Avatar n tn fever from 100-103, croupy cough and sore throat. We took them to their ped thinking possible strep. Then came the swine flu worry. Strep test, flu test and chest xrays all clear. Ped says just a bug but I'm starting to worry. Any idea how to help? Oh and if it helps they are homeschooled.