Strep throat and mono

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Avatar m tn If I suspect Mono, and took a 3 day course of Amoxicillin (10 pills) and developed no rash, can I pretty much rule out mono? Some sources state 80-90% of those taking Amoxicillin with Mono develop the rash, while I've even seen 99% as a percentage. I actually want it to be Mono, instead of something worse, but I'm starting to fear the worst. Have any of you had Mono, been misdiagnosed with Strep and took Amoxicillin, and NOT get the rash?
Avatar n tn Ive never heard of Vitamin B12 deficiency causing those symptoms. You need a mono test, and a strep test due to the rash and sore throat, also a throat culture to test for different bacterias (Strep A and Strep B). The rapid strep tests they do in the clinic only test for one type of strep. Also, even though rare anymore, you should ask them about possible scarlet fever. You need a new CBC done, it is possible that the WBC has went up since the last test.
Avatar m tn I had a swollen spleen, neck pain, fatigue, white mucus covering my tonsils, swollen tonsils and ear pain, but I tested negative for mono and positive for strep throat. I had antibiotics to treat the strep throat but my throat still hurts like crazy. Do you know which disease I could have then?
Avatar f tn Mono has the same symptoms as strep throat or the flu. Your throat hurts but the main give away is that your lymph nodes in your neck are so swollen. The only way to be sure is to visit the doctor. And yes, it's very common to get it from sharing drinks, even from touching lips on a public drinking fountain.
Avatar m tn Did you get checked for Strep, Mono and HIV? With mono being my main concern.
Avatar f tn It could be mono but you usually have extreme fatigue and sometimes pain in the spleen. Strep throat can give you a very very sore throat and fever. Usually with Strep there are white pus spots on the tonsils and/or back of the throat, also fatigue. Gonorrhoeae of the throat would be from oral sex and you can get pus in the throat as well, sore throat, and possibly fever. So it is hard to say which thing it is.
Avatar f tn I could be any number of things - virus, strep throat, mono. Your best bet would be to go to your family doctor and have them do a strep test and perhaps a mono test. I hope you feel better soon!
Avatar n tn He did not think it was mono, because I am 37 and he said it is highly unusual to have mono at my age. Mono proved negative. As did strep. He gave me a round of antibiotics and it all cleared up. He left it rather nonspecific. When I was performing oral, my partner's penis hit the back of my throat several times. I have heard that the back of the throat is a more likely place to get HIV. But I also heard this would be unlikely to show in 72 hours.
Avatar n tn You could have strep, just a really bad throat and sinus infection, or mono. If your throat feels like it has gravel in it, I would see a doctor and ask to be tested for mono. That was the way I felt last year when I had mono. I thought it was just allergies until there were actually pus nodules on my tonsils. Antibiotics will not help if it is mono because mono is a virus. The best thing you can do is rest and drink lots of fluids.
Avatar n tn I've been sick for a month now, started off with a severe sore throat, got tested for strep it wasn't strep, Dr said it's a virus, go home and medicate, I did everything single thing possible, I have never had this kinda illness before, it went into my sinus and upper respirtory, I feel better than a few weeks ago, but still sick with a cough & fatigue and still feel some throat pain when I swallaw, what on earth is thing called and will it ever go away?
Avatar n tn Have they tested you for mono? I can't be sure that that's it, but if it is, mono can last at least a month. Strep throat is a common symptom, as is fatigue. I would suggest going to the ER to find out.
Avatar f tn I was tested for strep and mono. Strep came back positive (Strep C) and negative for mono. I was prescribed amoxicillin and was feeling much better on day 3 until I developed a horrible yeast infection. I was then prescribed the one dose of fluconazole and the yeast infection was cleared. My original symptoms were gone so I didn't bother taking the rest of the antibiotic. (I know, my fault).
Avatar f tn Didnt swab my my throat just looked and said strep. So my question is was it mono or strep because the amoxi did take the swelling down and remove the white spots and i know antibiotics don't cure viruses.
Avatar f tn I think it sounds like classic strep throat. Mono will give you a sore throat too but not usually pus because it is caused by a virus and strep is the type of bug that causes pus. Both will give you a high fever. The strep could be resistant to the antibiotic. I would continue the antibiotic and call your doctor to tell them it isn't better yet. It takes 24 hours to get results from a culture and 48 for a final result.
404541 tn?1201722841 The white spots on your throat could mean you have mono if the strep test was neg. I had strep that turned into mono and it took 3 doctors to diagnose the mono. and beacause of the mono i developed a double ear infection from my sinuses. Ask your doc about the mono and the ear infections. hopefully this was helpful!
Avatar m tn t always appear but honestly this sounds more like a throat issue like strep or mono.
Avatar n tn I am now on antibiotics for strep throat and it seems to not be work, which I had a throat culture with positive for strep. My oral infection is getting worse. I was tested for HIV at 6 1/2 weeks after risky sex, and it was negative. Why is my oral infection, which I believe to be thrush not responding to treatment and strep not responding to antibiotics? How reliable is my negative test result on HIV test? I am still not feeling well at times.
Avatar f tn They put me on a strep throat medicine, and it cleared up, but came back in April. I took a different medicine, because the lab test showed it wasn't strep, so they figured it was tonsilitis, and it cleared up and I haven't had any more infections since. But for the past 2 days I've had swollen lymph nodes, a mild fever (like 99.5), headache, etc..but no sore throat/tonsils look normal..wondering if its allergies or something..
Avatar f tn fatigue, fever, sore throat, swollen spleen, swollen glands in my neck and throat, etc. and strep throat at the same time. A few days prior to the symptoms, i got this weird ulcer looking thing on my labia minora, i don't know if it was skin erosion or an ulcer or what.. i didn't pay too much attention to it at the time and it just seemed to appear and then disappear 2 or 3 days later. My mono went away in about 3 weeks and I haven't had any symptoms of the ulcer or mono since.
Avatar n tn i have furry tongue and swollen glands and tired i was on biaxcin and mycostatin for week and symtoms somewat subsided and now they r back
744777 tn?1235089263 Does anyone know how long the cross reaction rash developed by using Amoxicillin while infected with Mono last? My 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed with strep throat and was given Amoxicillin..turns out it wasn't strep and in fact it was Mono. Now she has this horrible itchy rash covering her entire body. I would really like to find out how long it last.
Avatar f tn They put me on a strep throat medicine, and it cleared up, but came back in April. I took a different medicine, because the lab test showed it wasn't strep, so they figured it was tonsilitis, and it cleared up and I haven't had any more infections since. But for the past 2 days I've had swollen lymph nodes, a mild fever (like 99.5), headache, etc..but no sore throat/tonsils look normal..wondering if its allergies or something..
Avatar f tn They put me on a strep throat medicine, and it cleared up, but came back in April. I took a different medicine, because the lab test showed it wasn't strep, so they figured it was tonsilitis, and it cleared up and I haven't had any more infections since. But for the past 2 days I've had swollen lymph nodes, a mild fever (like 99.5), headache, etc..but no sore throat/tonsils look normal..wondering if its allergies or something..
Avatar m tn it sounds to me like you have mono! I had mono a year ago and my throat hurt so bad i would drool rather then swallow, Mono makes you VERY tired, and opens you immune system to other illnesses like strep which is commonly accompanied by mono. A simple blood test can tell you if you have mono, your going to have to go to a doctor and get on some antibiotics to get rid of it, if money is an issue go to a free clinic in your area.
744777 tn?1235089263 Does anyone know how long the cross reaction rash developed by using Amoxicillin while infected with Mono last? My 6 yr old daugther was diagnosed with strep throat and was given Amoxicillin..turns out it wasn't strep and in fact it was Mono. Now she has this horrible itchy rash covering her entire body. I would really like to find out how long it last.
Avatar f tn They put me on a strep throat medicine, and it cleared up, but came back in April. I took a different medicine, because the lab test showed it wasn't strep, so they figured it was tonsilitis, and it cleared up and I haven't had any more infections since. But for the past 2 days I've had swollen lymph nodes, a mild fever (like 99.5), headache, etc..but no sore throat/tonsils look normal..wondering if its allergies or something..
Avatar n tn strep can cause this, and so can mono. are these bumps accompanied by a sore throat? they're probably harmless, but if you're concerned get them checked out by a doctor. they can test you for strep which is cleared up with antibiotics. mono isn't usually serious either. hope this helps!