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Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Natural Cure For Strep Throat by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 1:39pm 2 Comments Strep throat often affects children and teenagers but adults may also get the disease. Its symptoms include redness and swelling of the throat and tonsils, sometimes accompanied by fever. Wikipedia defines strep throat this way: Streptococcal pharyngitis or streptococcal sore throat ( strep throat ) is a form of group A streptococcal inf ... Read on »
New Strep Throat Guidelines Tackle Antibiotic Resistance by HealthFinder Posted Mon 10 Sep 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Most sore throats are actually caused by viruses. MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Doct ... Read on »
Symptoms of Strep Throat by rajesh moganti Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 6:37am Strep throat is a bacterial infection wherein irritation and inflammation develops in the throat leading to abrupt, intense soreness in the tonsil & throat areas. Though definition-wise step throat arises due to the offender Streptococcus pyogenes bacterial form, there are other intruders like Haemophilus influenzae, stap neisseria which co ... Read on »
Strep throat indicators by Tom Plamondon Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm We have been doing a clinical study of indicators for strep throat. Our initial results show that the 4 symptoms or signs which most typically  indicate strep throat are: sore throat fever swollen tonsils swollen tonsils exudates (white patches on the tonsils) Other factors which do not necessary indicate strep ... Read on »
Treating Strep Throat by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 11:49am Winter is here and so are the health complications. Cold and flu are common problems but strep throat may also be an issue around this time of the year. Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the tissues in the back of the throat and the tonsils or adenoids. The tissues become irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat. ... Read on »
Natural Remedies for Strep Throat Infections by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Wed 16 Oct 2013 5:08am I am pleased to feature a guest post by Corey Walden, a licensed personal trainer dedicated to improving people’s health and quality of life. We’ve all had to battle with strep throat at some point in time or other and know how it feels to make an appointment with our doctor, wait at the clinic […] The post Natural Remedies for Strep Throat ... Read on »
You Don’t Need to Come to the ER at 3am for “Strep Throat” by ERDoc Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm Among the more frustrating ER visits that you will never see on your favorite TV medical drama of choice is that of the 3am visit for possible “Strep Throat”. The sad reality though, is that this is something that we as a medical community have contributed to in a potentially large way. Some people are afraid of Strep because of the supposed ... Read on »
Is That Scratchy Throat Really A Cold? The Case Against Strep Throat (Part 1) by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 17 Jun 2010 5:55am Here's a typical patient that I see 2-3 time every day in my practice: A young woman comes in complaining of waking up Sunday morning with a sore and scratchy throat. She thinks she may have caught her husband's cold, since she is also experiencing some sweats, low-grade fever and unrefreshing sleep. I ask repeatedly if she did something out of ... Read on »
Strep Throat by Tom Plamondon Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm 02/07/09   Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat.  The infection is caused by Sreptococcus (Group A Beta Hemolytic Strep) bacteria.  It is transmitted through the saliva and/or nasal secretions.  Streptococcus bacteria takes 2-5 days to incubate in the upper respiratory tract and people with strep throat remain contagious fo ... Read on »