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Is there a chance my wife and I could still contract strep throat despite taking the medications while caring for our baby who had strep?

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to inquire about the likelihood of contracting strep throat. Last week, my daughter was diagnosed with strep. Further, my father-in-law received the same diagnosis. My wife and I visited our doctor due to ear infections, and although we tested negative for strep, we were...  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concerns. Strep throat is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus. Z-pack refers to Azithromycin, which is an antibiotic. Azithromycin can be used as a prophylactic measure to prevent the transmission of strep throat. Ho...  Read Full »

Recently I was diagnosed with strep throat which worsened with sharp and severe pain in ear and throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the emergency room recently and they diagnosed me with strep and gave me Azithromycin (because I am allergic to penicillin). I have been taking it for three out of the five days, and it still has not gotten any better in fact, except for my fever breaking, it almost feels wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is the sign you are getting better. Make sure you spit out all the pus that comes off. Do not swallow the debris that is coming off the tonsils. Streptococcal infections are toxic and take time to resolve, need to be patient. Also, do Betadine gargles three to fo...  Read Full »

How to recover with long-term tonsillitis and strep throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from tonsillitis for many years and having strep throat for the last ten days. I consulted a doctor regarding the same concern. The doctor suggested tablet Zinnat 500 mg for five days. However, the doctor changed the medicine on the fifth day and gave tablet Saloc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photo you shared suggests acute tonsillitis of follicular variety (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The whitish lesions over tonsils are known as follicles. Also, there are well-defined membranes over your pharynx and some parts of the tonsil....  Read Full »

Are white spots on the throat related to GERD and LPR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy 43-year-old female, non-smoker. I was diagnosed with strep throat two weeks back. I was treated with Amoxicillin, and within 72 hours, I felt all better. When I was diagnosed, I had a white spot in the back of my throat. I have had strep throat many times and have white spo...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. The white spots in the throat could be lymphoid follicles, which would have increased in size due to earlier infection or persisting noninfectious inflammation. They do not indicate nor tend towards cancer or malignancy an...  Read Full »

I am a 5-month pregnant female, and I am worried about two bumps on my tonsils, along with irregular sleep patterns. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old Caucasian female and five months pregnant. I have two bumps on my tonsils maybe the size of a lentil or smaller. They look like cysts but they could also just be normal or something. I have enlarged tonsils since at least last year when I had some bouts of Streptococ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.I have seen all the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your tonsils are enlarged right now, like you said but not infected. Also if you have recurrent tonsillitis or tonsil stones, it is better ...  Read Full »

Having sore throat, what does strep test positive mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have had a sore throat every day for almost a month. I had antibiotics already, but it did not work. What could be wrong with me? It is chronic and I have been more tired with this. Sometimes, I am getting a fever and belly pain. My laboratory test showed strep test p...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand that you have done strep test, which is a rapid test to find outwhether the pharyngitis has bacterial origin. The strep test is positive and this means most probably the Streptococcus pyogenes detected in your throat is the causative organism for the pharyn...  Read Full »

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