strep throat

@volcom (161)
United States
February 10, 2007 3:17pm CST
I'm just wondering on how to tell is someone has strep I have had a sore throat today but im sure it is just dry because it is winter time/
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
strep throat comes with a high fever, weakness and often vomiting and diarrhea. If you haven't got a fever, just drink more. If you have a high fever, and your throat is excruciating, go to the doctor or emerg room and get some antibiotics.
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16 Apr 11
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
10 Feb 07
The only way to know for sure is to go to the doctor and have a throat culture done. Usually with strep throat you don't feel well- you feel run down and sick. You usually have a fever, most often swollen lymph glandes in the neck, and a foul taste in the mouth. You may or may not notice white spots or patches in the back of your throat. If you're feeling well otherwise and think it's just dry air, chances are it's not strep. Drink a lot of fluids and call the doctor if it gets worse or you have a high fever.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
I am pretty certain that the only way one can determine if they have strep throat is to go see the doctor. The doctor has to swab the throat and send a sample to the lab for a 100% diagnosis of strep. I've had it before and it was horrible. You feel as if you can't swallow and it hurts to eat. Hopefully you don't have strep throat and will feel better soon. Take care.