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Old 01-14-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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throat culture

Hi I just want to know by having a thraot culture done, can they verify if you have strp throat that way? I have had a lot of phlegm and mucous in my thraot for 6 months now and I had it checked my throat and doctors did not find anything... I do have difficulty swallowing as well so I don't know...

 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: throat culture

Throat cultures is how they diagnose strep yes....sometimes the 'rapid' test comes back inconclusive and they have to take another test and send it out to the lab though. (that happened to me about a week ago...)

 
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Old 01-20-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: throat culture

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Hi I just want to know by having a thraot culture done, can they verify if you have strp throat that way? I have had a lot of phlegm and mucous in my thraot for 6 months now and I had it checked my throat and doctors did not find anything... I do have difficulty swallowing as well so I don't know...

yeah throat cultures suck though. they use like 3 cotton swabs at a time, and they have to get a lot more swabbed. plus it takes 24 hours at least to get the results bak.
have you considered allergies..my allergies cause my throat to swell up and become painful. try some claritin or benadryl, and some sudafed..if you see any relief...then its most likely an allergy.

 
Old 02-06-2004, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: throat culture

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yeah throat cultures suck though. they use like 3 cotton swabs at a time, and they have to get a lot more swabbed. plus it takes 24 hours at least to get the results bak.
have you considered allergies..my allergies cause my throat to swell up and become painful. try some claritin or benadryl, and some sudafed..if you see any relief...then its most likely an allergy.
if They use the rapid throat culture where you get your results in roughly 10 minutes and it comes back positive for strep, then you definately have strep correct? probably sounds dumb but,...yah

 
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