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i need advice on strep throat

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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Ok so my dd is 2.5 and has a cough and a low fever. The little boy across the street we talk to had strep a few days ago. Is strep contagious? My son a few days ago had similar symptoms but in a few days his cough got better and he was able to go to school today. My question is should I take my dd in to get checked for strep today or would you wait a few days to see if she got better? She is acting normal and everything besides the cough...idk. I want to avoid the drs if we don't have to go because of all the Damn germs there. My kids doc even said last time to not go in unless needed because of the flu cases...just lookin for opinions. Thanks so much
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SterlingHeart
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM

if she has been exposed - odds are she will end up with white pockets on her throat - once those appear and she says she feels scratchy there or hurts to swallow - odds are she needs antibiotics --- but she may never get the spots -- but they are the tell tell sign 

starreyedcutie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM
Ok ok so strep is contagious? Damn it
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chickensmommy
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Strep is very contagious. Watch for stomach upset, fever and sore throat.
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