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Bernice 05-04-2005 06:13 PM

Strep Throat
My boss took 2 of her kids to the doctors who think they have strep throat. She took the throat culture. I had strep throat years ago which I had a sore throat and a very bad headache where I couldn't even lift my head. Apparently, this doctor said people with strep throat has a smell to them. One of the kids was coughing up blood. Are these symptom of strep throat? The doctor said if the 2 kids have it, she will treat the whole family for it. My boss has been to work and I know it's catching. I don't want strep throat. Will we get it just by being around her? Or do we catch it by drinking out of the same glass?

Thank You,


Piranna65 05-04-2005 06:46 PM

Re: Strep Throat
I havent heard of coughing up flood but i guess if the kid was doing it hard enough it could have caused it to happen a little.

You can get strep from you boss. Unless her and her family have been taking the treatment for at least 48hrs i believe is the time frame for once you start taking the meds. before you should be exposed to anyone else. It'll be a bit harder for you to get it if your boss didnt ever offically get it. But she could bring the virus with her.

feelbad 05-05-2005 05:59 AM

Re: Strep Throat
When you say the child was coughing up blood,how much??was it like an active bleed,or just a lttle inside some mucus??You can catch it by drinking out of the same glass.If you go to your doc, they can do a throat culture and let you know.

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