Patient Comments: Streptococcal Infections - Signs and Symptoms

Question:

What were the signs and symptoms of your group A streptococcal infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: mm, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

My symptoms of group A streptococcal infection were a minor sore throat, and severe pain in a particular area of body; mine was shoulder. I couldn't lift my arm. I had no fever, but shaking uncontrollably like you are very cold. I was put on antibiotics immediately and caught it before any damage was done. I wouldn't have gone to the doctor but a close relative had been hospitalized that week with strep A that turned to sepsis. This person had both legs amputated. Her first symptoms were fever and pain in her back and legs. She also had the shaking or shivering symptoms the first day of being sick.

Comment from: Bird E, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 26

Redness, pain and heat in the area of the big toe were the first symptoms. After about 48 hours the toe had swollen to the point that the skin burst and fluid drained from the site. The emergency room (ER) doctors told me that I might have to have the toe amputated with hopes that the infection would stop there before having to have the foot, then leg amputated, as it spread. I first went to a MedClinic where the doctor sent me immediately to the ER at a major hospital. High doses of major antibiotics through IV for 8 weeks stopped further spreading. I am very thankful for the healing of my group A Strep infection.

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