Streptococcal Infection

Streptococcal infections are a group of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria called Streptococcus. They can cause infections in both adults and children. Some of the common infections include sinusitis, middle ear infection, pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia.

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Why am I suffering from recurrent a throat infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had strep infection about a month ago. It took 6 to 10 days to get cured with the antibiotics. It has come back in the same way again. Should I take the same antibiotics? Could it be something else like a mono tonsilitis? I am currently taking Imuran 50 mg. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have received the antibiotics one month back for streptococcal infection. You cannot take the same antibiotics at this time because it has been less than three months. So, you need a different antibiotic with a different mechanism of action. ...  Read Full »

I have an orange swelling in my throat. Is it a throat papilloma or just the mucosa?

Query: Hi doctor,Is this thing in my throat a throat papilloma or just the mucosa? They cut out one papilloma from the other side last year. Two months after these, things started to appear. I went to another ENT they found I had staphylococcus and streptococcus in my throat, but these orange things did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are these things painful while swallowing food or fluids?  Read Full »

Why do I get a fever, feel nauseous, and weakness after kissing someone?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old woman. Every time I kiss someone, even just a peck or someone I have kissed before, I get a bad fever that sometimes lasts up to a week, nausea, and fatigue that makes me sleep almost all day and night. I have only kissed about three people. Will this go away eventua...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some people call it 'the kissing disease.' I would like to enlighten you about few other diseases you can get ...  Read Full »

I have had tonsillitis for many years and currently suffering from a strep throat infection. What should I do for a faster recovery?

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 Saloce...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.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. I...  Read Full »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck, and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have a previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was seven years...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individuals with plaque psoriasis and develops the sudden appearance of an outbreak of red...  Read Full »

How is GBS treated during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 37 weeks pregnant. I have planned to have C-section next week. Today, my doctor diagnosed a neonatal GBS infection inside my vagina. I would like to know about this infection and how can it affect my baby. Can my baby contract it before doing a C-section? What are the ris...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. GBS (group B streptococcus) infection passes to the baby when the water breaks during the labor. If you have an infection of amniotic fluid or placenta or any high-grade fever or any previous baby with GBS, then antibiotics are given in these cases. In your case, yo...  Read Full »

I have frequent ankle swelling. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I do not have any medical issues and doing workout regularly. I had frequent ankle swelling of the right ankle with pain for the last two months. It happened around four times in the last two months. I took blood and urine sample tests, and all found to be of val...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. Since all your reports are negative with only raised ASO titers (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I need to the point that ASO titers signify Streptococcal infection that can occur as a result of a simple sore throat. However, tha...  Read Full »

How long can I expect the white spots in my throat to last?

Query: Hi doctor, I have felt like there is something in the back of my throat when I swallow (it feels like a popcorn kernel) for the past few days. I saw white spots in my throat. I had white spots before when I had strep throat, but I never felt them when I swallow. I also have no other symptoms of str...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Streptococcus infection of the throat is a bacterial infection. The spread of infection occurs by coughing, sneezing, sharing food, etc. It usually causes inflammation and pain in the throat. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Some people experience ...  Read Full »

Treatment for high fever and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having high fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous sneeze and throat pain in the morning. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a streptococcal throat infection with a possible tonsillitis if you have difficulty in swallowing as well. High grade fever confirms a bacterial infection and hence, you have to be started on broad-spectrum antibiotics. I do suggest the following medi...  Read Full »

What causes chronic tonsil swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My tonsils have been swollen for almost an entire month. I have had two normal appointments for it and I am scheduled for a visit with an ENT doctor after four days. Today, my throat pain is more than it has been in the past few days and my left tonsil is significantly bigger than my righ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is obvious that your tonsil infection is not gone. Perhaps, it has been more complicated now since pain and fever is up and lymphadenopathy is shown. Retro or peritonsillar abscesses are the complications of untreated tonsillitis that may require specific treat...  Read Full »

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