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Can you be a strep carrier and not have strep?

Can you be a strep carrier and not have strep?

Some people have strep throat but don’t experience any symptoms. These so-called “asymptomatic carriers” can still transmit strep to others. Small children who have strep throat may experience nausea and vomiting, although adults with the condition can have these symptoms as well.

Can a sore throat be a sign of strep?

Sore throats are typically caused by viral illnesses, although they can sometimes be caused by a bacterial illness, such as strep. The common symptoms of strep throat are that the sore throat comes on quickly rather than gradually, there is a fever and the tonsils can become red and swollen with white patches or “streaks of pus,” the CDC reports.

Can a fever be caused by a strep infection?

A higher fever that lasts longer than a couple days is more likely to be caused by a bacterial infection like strep. If you haven’t checked your temperature but you’re pretty sure you have a fever, that counts, too. If you do, it’s much more likely to be caused by a cold virus giving you sinus congestion that’s draining into your throat.

Why do I have strep throat when I have a cold?

If you do, it’s much more likely to be caused by a cold virus giving you sinus congestion that’s draining into your throat. You’re more likely to have strep if you don’t have cough symptoms with your sore throat.

When to see a doctor for strep throat?

It’s important to note that, unless you have had it before, it’s best for a doctor to diagnose strep. And as mentioned earlier, if you have other symptoms that are not strep-related, your doctor may advise you to get tested for coronavirus since the two illnesses are not mutually exclusive.

Can you get a strep throat infection back there?

Dr. Madsen:Technically, you could still get an infection back there. That’s a great question. It’s going to significantly decrease the likelihood that you would have strep throat. I think you can still get a bacterial infection back there.

Do you get a strep test if you have a fever?

Additionally, many children who DO have strep have symptoms OTHER THAN a sore throat: namely headache and stomachache. Any school age child who comes to visit me with a fever, headache and abdominal pain always gets a strep test. Even if their throat looks ok.

What happens if you have strep but have no symptoms?

Antibiotics Get You Well Fast. Someone who tests positive for strep throat but has no symptoms (called a “carrier”) usually does not need antibiotics. They are less likely to spread the bacteria to others and very unlikely to get complications. If a carrier gets a sore throat illness caused by a virus, the rapid strep test can be positive.

Can a child be a carrier of strep?

Even if their throat looks ok. What’s all the talk about some kids being a strep “carrier?” What this means is that some kids always seem to have strep living in peace and harmony in the back of their throat so that even when they are not sick, they will still test positive when a throat swab is obtained.