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Should I get tested for strep throat?

My boyfriend just got diagnosed with Strep throat. His symptoms showed up Tuesday-Wednesday and I last saw him on Sunday. Now my throat hurts, but I'm also hungover. Should I get tested for strep? I'm paranoid because my tonsils are extremely reactive so when I get a throat infection it can get really really bad.
posted by bengalibelle on May 6, 2016 - 17 answers

Should I ask to start antibiotics preemtively?

Two of my spawn are down with strep throat today. I shared utensils (ick) with one of them on Sunday, and have some business-related travel on Thursday. I have no symptoms, yet. Should I go to my primary care doctor and ask for an antibiotic prescription? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Sep 15, 2015 - 12 answers

Can anyone tell me about F Throat?

My 17-year-old daughter started getting a sore throat Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning she was pretty miserable--couldn't swallow without extreme pain (like literally crying), sore neck/lymph nodes, lots of sinus congestion. [more inside]
posted by chaoticgood on Aug 20, 2015 - 25 answers

Ow ow ow my throat. Will a GP do anything? (UK)

In London for a couple weeks. New & painful sore throat. Does anyone routinely test for bacterial strep here? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Oct 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Dating a strep carrier?

So I made out with a gentleman who in idle conversation mentioned that he deals with "chronic throat infections". Roughly 24 hours later I have started coming down with a sore throat which I suspect might be strep. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Have I got the throat lurgey?

My boyfriend has just been diagnosed with a severe bacterial throat infection. How likely is it that I also have it? [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Jul 30, 2012 - 8 answers

I invited strep throat to dinner, but he just won't eat!

Seems likely I have strep throat. I went to the doctor and they did rapid testing but it came back negative, now they're making a culture to make sure. This will take two days, but since I have all the symptoms of strep (and lack many of tonsillitis), I'd be willing to guess I have strep throat. They haven't put me on antibiotics yet, so it looks like I'm staying sick for a while. What can I eat to keep myself healthy and happy until I know more? [more inside]
posted by Strass on Jul 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Strep Throat and Exercise

I've gotten strep throat and just took my first dose of antibiotics 5 minutes ago. My throat is absolutely killing me, and I had to miss my morning workout. Me and several friends are going through p90x, and after 50 days, I've only missed once (for sickness). This is my second day. I have a very difficult time finishing things like this, and I've reached an equilibrium in exercise where I want to exercise. I got knocked out of p90x last fall because I got the flu, and after missing a few days, I spiraled back into my sloth. I was going to do the Kempo workout this afternoon, but I also don't want to do something obviously stupid. Do I just need to take a few days off, or can I afford an intense workout today and then take tomorrow off (Sunday is a rest day on this routine)?
posted by scunning on Jun 12, 2010 - 21 answers

Hard to Swallow

Dearest Non-Doctors; Is there any chance of my incredibly painful sore throat and swollen lymph nodes going away on it's own? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 6, 2009 - 36 answers

This scarlet fever isn't making my toys Real.

YANMD: What other illnesses could be mistaken for scarlet fever? Bonus question: If you've had scarlatina, what was it like? [more inside]
posted by bonobo on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Me vs. Tonsil

Please help me combat the gross taste from my strep-infected tonsil before I hack it out with a paring knife. TMI inside, if it wasn't obvious. [more inside]
posted by granted on Oct 14, 2007 - 16 answers

The lump IS my throat...

Doctor at the clinic said I don't have strep throat, but I'm not convinced. What else could this be? Should I take antibiotics? Other ways to fight strep? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Jul 31, 2006 - 21 answers

Strep and/or Pharyngitis

Strep throat and/or pharyngitis question: I'm in Nepal in the midst of an uprising and I've been fighting off a throat thing for months. It's difficult to go see an ENT specialist during a general strike, so I thought maybe someone could give me some medical advice. More inside. [more inside]
posted by AArtaud on Apr 15, 2006 - 7 answers

adult tonsillectomy pain healing

An adult neighbor/friend had his tonsils out, and he's in hella pain, despite ingesting many Lortab. It's been a week. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jun 26, 2005 - 11 answers


Strep throat pain remedies -- homemade or medically-sanctioned, I care not. I've never been woken up by throat pain before, and the doctor is still 6 hours away. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Apr 7, 2005 - 19 answers

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