What’s Going Around – sore throat vs. strep throat


BEACH BOULEVARD AND SAM’S CLUB, $1.82, THAT WAS YOUR KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA TIMESAVER TRAFFIC. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CRYSTAL FROM THE FLU TO STREP THROAT TO UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS THERE ARE A LOT OF GERMS BEING PASSED AROUND RIGHT NOW. HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE WARNING THEY’RE EXPECTING TO SEE A POP IN THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS IN DUVAL COUNTY CARE SPOT ON THE SOUTH SIDE HAS SEEN TEN CASES OF THE FLU IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AGAIN THEY EXPECT TO SEE THOSE NUMBERS ARRIVE. DEBATE DOCTORS ARE TREATING PATIENTS FOR PNEUMONIA. IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY THE HEALING ARTS URGENT CARE STAFF HAVE SEEN HOLIDAY-RELATED INJURIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL. VIRAL UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND COLD AND RECOMMEND YOU TAKE SYNC 48 HOURS WITHIN THE FIRST SIGNS OF SYMPTOMS. IN NASSAU COUNTY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE AT THE YULEE CARE SPOT ARE SEEING UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION AS WELL AS SINUS INFECTION, STREP THROAT. IN CLAY COUNTY, CASES OF BRONCHITIS AS WELL AS STREP THROAT AND SORE THROAT. NOW PARENTS OFTEN FIND THEMSELVES HAVING TO DIAGNOSE THEIR OWN KIDS TO DETERMINE IF A DOCTOR VISIT NEEDED OR NOT WHEN IT COMES TO SORE THROAT. A FAMILY MEDICINE DOCTOR EXPLAINS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO IN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUST A SORE THROAT AND STRETCH. SORE THROATS ARE NOT ONLY A PAIN, BUT CAN CAUSED BY MANY DIFFERENT FACTORS. VIRUSES, BACK TIERIA ALLERGIES OR RUN ANY NOSE DRAINAGE CAN CAUSE THROAT PAIN SO HOW CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SORE DISPLOAT STREP THROAT. Dr. DANIEL ALLEN SAYS WHILE STREP CAN BE CONFUSED WITH A COLD, YOUR DOCTOR CAN SPOT STREP. THE CRITERIA THAT WE USE WOULD BE FEVER, ENLARGED LYMPH NODES ALONG THE NECK, SOMETIMES THEY’RE TEND ERR, YOU DO NOT HAVE A COUGH OR STREP. IF YOU’RE COUGHING THAT MEANS NO STREP. IF YOU LOOK IN THE THROAT AND A LOT OF TIMES THERE IS PLUS AT THE BACK OF THE THROAT. IF HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STREP, IT IS EASIER TO DIAGNOSE BECAUSE OF THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE VIRUS. IT CAN BE SHARED AS EASILY AS SHARING STREP THROAT IS COMMONLY TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTIC, HOWEVER, Dr. ALLEN WARNS THAT OVERPRESCRIBING OF ANTIBIOTICS FOR SORE THROATS THAT TURN OUT TO BE STREP CAN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS OR RESISTANCE TO THE DRUGS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES HAVE STREP TO AVOID FURTHER COMPLICATION. MOST STREP WILL SELF-RESOLVE, HOWEVER THE RISK OF ROOMATTIC FEVER IF UNTREATED I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT IF THERE IS ANY CONCERN OF THREAT I WOULD GET TESTED. ALSO SAYS A PERSON GENERALLY HAS NINE DAYS FROM THE TIME OF THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS TO GET

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