Strep throat and pneumonia

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Avatar f tn I have had strep throat x2 and pneumonia x1 in the last 5 months, I believe my great grandchild could be a carrier because I got the strep throat after having him over for a few days and noted when it happened the first time i had him over for a few days and the second time the same thing. However, the pneumonia I have had x4, plus I am a diabetic, which does not help. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/283451'>Chronic Sore Throat</a>.
Avatar f tn My question... could I have given myself strep throat (or another kind of throat infection) by giving oral sex after vaginial intercourse. This in something I have hardly ever done (ie oral sex after intercourse) but now I have strep throat. I haven't gone to the doctor, just started amoxicillian I have here (four kids) and it has cleared up (also a rash on my face) in a few days. Is it a coincidence or do I need to avoid this act in the future.
1995033 tn?1334163103 So I tested positive for strep throat n my boyfriend has strep throat n pneumonia... And im getting induced wednesday!!! Ugh this week can't get any worse!!
Avatar n tn Untreated strep can lead to pneumonia and rheumatic fever. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that will NOT go away on its own. Only antibiotics get rid of it.
Avatar n tn s been on an antibiotic for a week, and woke up with a low fever and sore throat during the night. Can you get strep while on an antibiotic? Does treatment change? Anything I should be overlyconcerned about?
Avatar n tn I know strep and allergies are definitely two different things, but it could be that if he has an allergy issue, his nasal passages and throat get irritated from that and then an infection occurs - the strep throat. This past winter I, myself, got strep throat twice and pneumonia once - the first bout of strep actually landed me in the hospital for 4 days.
Avatar f tn The antibiotics you have been prescribed for you Strep throat will usually quickly and effectively treat the problem. There should be no likelihood that you would pass this on to the newborn baby through a throat infection, however take the necessary precautions of hand washing, etc.
Avatar f tn He has been tested twice for mono...negative both times. He had pneumonia last December and strep in February. He has a chronic sore throat. Another symptom is that he will wake up in the middle of the night and vomit, then he goes back to sleep and is fine. He often complains that his stomach hurts and has diarrhea. Could this be allergy related? His doctor has suggested trying prednisone to see if it helps.
Avatar n tn I may be completely wrong and just have strep throat or the early stages of pneumonia (some of my friends have both of those, and I've been around them in the last few days), but I figured I would ask on here. I'm not sure what the typical time frame is for symptoms to appear, and I read that gonorrhea of the throat is typically asymptomatic.
Avatar f tn It starts with a runny/stuffy nose, progresses to a sore throat, she starts to have a cough, and then she runs a fever 103+ for up to a week or more. She has been diagnosed at different times with sinus infections, strep, and pneumonia... twice now with pneumonia since January. They have taken blood and said her immune system is working as it should. They have set her up with a pediatric pulmonologist but the appointment isn't until November. Any ideas?
Avatar m tn I ended up just having a cold, the sore throat went away and I just had coughing fits and sinus pressure. (My nose wasn't actually running or stuffy, it was just extremely tight up high in my sinuses and you could tell by my voice that I was sick). Like always, I let it run its course and got over it, whatever. By this past Thursday I felt completely fine, like I hadn't been sick. Maybe I'd get a little cough every now and then.
995985 tn?1250046379 STREP THROAT!!! My son has had strep throat and it was absolutely nothing like this and I refuse to give him medication for something he does not have. The bumps are not itcy and not pusy or oozy they are just tiny little red bumps. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
Avatar f tn Now, it is three days since I took my last dose of this latest antibiotic for an alleged strep throat, and my throat feels sore again. I feel sick again.....like another slow progression of something. What could he be missing? I've never been sick so many times in one year, let alone sequentially. I did mention that to my doc when I was being diagnosed for the strep throat to which he said that it is normal to be sick 3 - 4 times a year. What might be going on with me?
Avatar f tn Now, it is three days since I took my last dose of this latest antibiotic for an alleged strep throat, and my throat feels sore again. I feel sick again.....like another slow progression of something. What could he be missing? I've never been sick so many times in one year, let alone sequentially. I did mention that to my doc when I was being diagnosed for the strep throat to which he said that it is normal to be sick 3 - 4 times a year. What might be going on with me?
Avatar f tn I did see a doctor at a walk-in clinic when it was only my throat that was sore, and I was having moderate to severe pain in my inner ear; he tested me for strep and it came back negative.
Avatar f tn ve been hospitalized twice, had 4 stress fractures (2 femur, 2 tibia), had reoccuring mono, strep throat, meningitis, pneumonia, multiple sinus infections, and for the past month stomach pain with an unknown cause. I feel that I get sick more than the average person and wonder if there is an underlying cause to all of these illnesses. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I went to my doctor 2 days ago, and he said I had strep-pneumonia and put me on anti-biotics. I checked my throat today, and the white lump has grown. It looks like it filled up my tonsil like a balloon and is pushing out on the walls. I can see its growth inside the tonsil. My other tonsil seems to be normal though. Ideas?
503418 tn?1231098736 Well, pus indicates an infection, and if serious there should be a fever. If the condition is strep throat (tonsillitis), that is a specific type of infection caused by the streptococcus bacteria. Strep tonsillitis can cause secondary damage to the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (glomerulonephritis).
Avatar m tn Usually you would have a high fever, pus in the throat etc. if it was a strep throat. Bacterim has limited activity and works on lower respiratory tract (pneumonia) organisms and not generally streptococci. It is more effective towards other bacteria. So, i don't think you have a strep throat.
Avatar m tn Oye ! 5 months and no answer to this one ? I saw the heading and was so hoping to find someone explaining this because it has been driving me crazy all day. I've got the same problem. And I know if I go in to the clinic I'll just be diagnosed with strep and put on anti-biotics. I've a friend who nearly died of pneumonia because she was misdiagnosed with strep and put on a weak anti-biotic. So, for rogozub and for me... does anyone know what can cause this sort of thing...
Avatar n tn Maybe influenza or strep throat, even Pneumonia?
Avatar n tn Okay had a URI diagnosed and strep throat , also had wheezing and they did an xray told me that the wheezing sounded a lot worse then the x-ray revealed? Placed on 3 days zithromax and munimex DM, in 4 days my throat and URIi was greatrly improved since then been having a freg "salty taste" small amt of sputm from both nasal as well as coughing. I work in an area that exposes me to TB, but also read about Avelora cell cancer.
Avatar m tn White patches are common in many throat infections. The sore throat and tonsillitis which you had may have contributed to it. In response to the infection the body produces soft white debris which collects in the tiny indentations in the tonsils called crypts. Repeated salt water gargles/betadine mouthwash will help. Mix one teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water and gargle. If the patches increase in size or become painful then consult your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn The doctor thought it was bronchitis and gave me biaxin to try and prevent pneumonia (I have an IgA deficiency and have had pneumonia 7 times and I'm 23, 4 cases in the past 3 years). Now it's almost a week later and the bronchitis is clearing up but I am STILL running a fever. Tomorrow will mark 2 weeks of this low grade fever (99.5-101.4). I have not gotten it to break at all (I've even tried ice packs).
Avatar n tn my glands in my neck swell up every 3 months and i get a sore throat with it and the glands are verry tender. this has been happening sense i was a little kid and i have been tested for strep and the cultures always come back negative. i have never had strep the worst thing i have had is a cold the flu and pneumonia.
Avatar n tn Our son got pneumonia last Sunday and I went to the doctor with a sore throat last Wednesday and she said I was negative for strep but that my throat looks horrible so she gave me Augmentin. I've been on it for 5 days and my Throat feels a bit better, but other symptoms have been getting worse and continue to get worse.