streptococcal angina

streptococcal angina

Etymology: Gk, streptos + kokkos, berry; L, angina, quinsy
a condition in which feelings of choking, suffocation, and pain result from a streptococcal infection.

Patient discussion about streptococcal angina

Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

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