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 will I get swine flu and die? I live in Edinburgh and I'm 22?
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 why did poor countries have the most bird flu cases?
i have info showing that poor countries had the most cases of bird flu, what is the link?
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I know they have bad health care... tahts why there are more deaths, but that ...


 18 year old son, sick, fever, cough, headache, swine flu?
My son went to the doctor's twice, first time last Sunday fever, headache, chills, nothing was given to him but a shot for his headache, then Thursday he wasn't getting better, added a ...


 109.2 Fever?
I woke up this morning with a 109.2 fever. i have small red dots all over my body some are purplish red. Not chicken Pox. The room feels like its spinning and i passed out a few times. WHat SHOULD I D...


 Why have the media said almost nothing more about the swine flu in the last 2 weeks?
From late April to early May it was about the only thing the media talked about....


 Ok, the swine flu is like every other flu?
The ONLY difference is the lack of a vaccine.

Now, do you people who are freaking out right now EVER get vaccinated for the regular flu? Probably not. This flu is NOTHING different, other ...


 what are the chances of swine flu affecting our holiday?
I heard the swine flu has reached Europe, I am going to turkey next month MAy the 9th
do you think they will cancle flights :(...


 which country is most badly hit by the swine flu?
I wanna know any1 knows?...


 Sick but have school?
Ok so My brother and I have been sick with the flu for a while well me anyways and my brother just caught it 2 or 3 days ago Im getting better my temperature is normal and All i have is a stuffed ...


 if i get swine flu, well how do i tell when i don't have it anymore?
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 My Mum thinks that when you get wet you get a cold, my aunt thinks that u get a cold from a virus.whos right?
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 Are we all going to die from swine flu ?
Hi,
I read on the BBC about that the World Health Organisation saying that this swine flu is no longer containable, meaning it's going to spread very quickly. England I feel is doing the ...


 what is strep throat..?
is it like tonsilitis?...


 Had the flu since Friday, now it's Monday...should fever still be above 103degrees?
My boyfriend was diagnosed with the flu on Saturday, but he had symptoms since Thursday night/Friday morning. He went to the ER with a fever of 103.8 on Saturday. He is taking 600 mg of Motrin every 8...


 is swine flu curable?
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 Im scared D: do i have swine flu?
I have the symptoms. Fever, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhoea
what should i do D:...


 Are you afraid of contacting Swine Flu?
Are you afraid of contacting swine flu. I heard the reason they call it swine flu is because it is so painful you squeel like a pig in your end of days......


 Swine Flu - Everyone At My School Thinks There Gonna Die And Shizz..?
Why Has Everyone Over Reacting About Swine Flu!?
Personally It Isn't As Bad As The Newspapers Are Saying It Is. Just Cause Swine Flu Is A Bit Stronger Than 'Man Flu', Tbh Anyone C...


 sore throat =[ help!?
I have like the worse sore throat i went to the doctor because I had a fever,sore throat,and vomiting the medicines took away everything but my sore throat It feels like it got worse =[
I am ...


 My son has a temp of 104 in his armpit?
What temp does a person bring thier kid to the hospital so they can regulate thier temp. Tylonol helps bring it down but we are quite worried. When does the brain start losing brain cells or go ...



Jessica
can strep throat go away without antibiotics?
                      









John H
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have your doctor prescribe amoxycillin for it. it is given for free at walmarts and meijers. assuming that you aren't allergic to penicillin, that is!


bananafish
If untreated, strep throat will become dormant in your body, sometimes for years. But then it reactivates and can cause septic arthritis or rheumatic fever which can destroy your heart valves. Take care of it now and save yourself a lot of hassle.


bactiman63
Yes. in the absence of complications, streptococcal pharyngitis is self-limited. But treatment is usually sought. Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is associated with prior group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Onset of ARF occurs 2-5 weeks after strep throat. ARF can be a serious disease and most physicians will want to treat confirmed strep throat because of this possible sequelae.


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Usually it is VERY HARD to get rid of it without treatment.. It can turn into pneumonia so you need to be Very careful.

Take some vitamin c and vitamin d tablets so you can get better faster.


miltonx
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First of all, very few "strep throats" are actually caused by strepococcus. Most sore throats are due to viral causes. Unless you have culture positive evidence you should not be treated for strep. unless you have underlying risk factors for endocarditis. Antibiotics do not shorten the course or severity of the pharyngitis but help to prevent seeding of the bacteria on the heart valve or other structures. Most strep throats will resolve on their own and only those which persist should be treated after culture done.


LINDA R
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No. The only way to cure strep throat is to see a doctor to get antibiotics, and take the meds as the doctor prescribes.


angrydoc
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In my experience, it's not a good idea to let bacterial infections go untreated since they have a tendency to get worse. One of the really bad things that could happen is something called rheumatic fever which causes damage to the heart.


alianna_hodiya
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You may feel better and think that it cleared up but it can come back and be hard to get rid of without antibiotics. How do ou know that you have strep? You have to be tested for it.


suzie s
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No
Thats a bacteria. Its may feel that it has gone away. Strep can become very painful. And lead to other infections.


jandkedwards
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It can but will take a very long time and carries consequences. We just learned in my medical microbiology class that untreated strep can turn into rheumatic fever which damages the heart valves and/or other serious conditions! This usually happens in kids(5-15) but may occur later. It is rare but do you really want to risk it? Go to the doctor please. http://www.lifesteps.com/gm/Atoz/ency/strep_throat.jsp


Replace
Almost never. The longer it exists untreated, the more danger there is of complication such as: heart valve damage, joint damage, brain damage, kidney damage, etc.


cherring4
Usually not. Strep Throat is a biological infection, therefore, you need an antibiotic medication. You need to get it taken care of so go and see the doctor. It can lead to more srious illnesses it not treated.


timeturner01
Yes, if your body's immunity is strong enough to fight it off. It will take much longer than gettings the medicine though.


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