Tag: Sore Throat

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Sore Throat

Take Home Points Look for the red flags – fever, drooling, neck stiffness, toxic ingestion, uvula deviation, voice changes Steroids help with swelling Obtain CT soft tissue neck for concerning presentations Don’t be a cowboy/cowgirl – get consultants involved early …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

Do Patients with Strep Throat Need to Be Treated with Antibiotics?

Background:¬†Streptococcal pharyngitis is a common presentation to primary care and Emergency Department physicians. Every year, 10 million patients in the United States are treated with antibiotics for pharyngitis. However, less than 10% of these patients actually have strep pharyngitis (Barnett …

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Infectious Disease