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Old Today, 02:43 PM
 
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On a scale of 1 to OH MY YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED is strep throat.

My wife has been having inflamed tonsils since Thursday and went to the Doc today. Doc told her has a bad case of strep so he put her on a steroid and antibiotic.

Now I have been of course sucking face with my wife...So how likely am I to catch it and how long do symptoms take to appear?

Should I call my doc.
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Old Today, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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On a scale of 1 to OH MY YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED is strep throat.

My wife has been having inflamed tonsils since Thursday and went to the Doc today. Doc told her has a bad case of strep so he put her on a steroid and antibiotic.

Now I have been of course sucking face with my wife...So how likely am I to catch it and how long do symptoms take to appear?

Should I call my doc.
Strep is very contagious. Why flirt with getting sick too. Both need to work on keeping immune system strong and healthy and avoid sickness. I hope you read up on it all. Prevention is first and foremost.

I'm 80 soon and cannot remember ever having strep throat, had many sore throats but no more thanks to what I do for my health. And I have not been living in a bubble.
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Old Today, 04:03 PM
 
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Strep is highly contagious, and you don't need to be kissing to get it. Incubation period is 2-5 days.
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Old Today, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No point in calling anyone until you actually get sick. Up your Vit C intake and avoid the missus until she is better.
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Old Today, 05:43 PM
 
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No point in calling anyone until you actually get sick. Up your Vit C intake and avoid the missus until she is better.
Ha the last part is impossible...Live in studio and share the same bed LOL.

Yeah not sure if just being hypochondriac but throat is starting to hurt when I swallow.
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Old Today, 05:49 PM
 
Location: California
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See if this helps:

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/un...oat-symptoms#1

Talk to your doctor as it can develop into something more severe, I know, it my brother his life.
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Old Today, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Just a tip for anyone about strep - my old boss and his family kept getting it. Turned out their cat had it! One of the few things that can be passed from animal to people - they had the cat treated and all were well.
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Yeah, I would be surprised if you don't get it.

Not trying to jinx you though.
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Old Today, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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No point in calling anyone until you actually get sick. Up your Vit C intake and avoid the missus until she is better.
Boy I would load up there and then stay on a good antioxidant habit forever.
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