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What happens if you don't treat strep throat?

I have been told that I have a strep throat and would like to know what may happen if you don't treat it. Any information about things that might happen if it isn't treated will be helpful.

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If left untreated, strep throat could turn into something serious like rheumatic fever. It can also result to scarlet fever, tonsillitis, ear infection, sinus infection or inflammation of the kidney. It's always advisable to seek medical help to prevent these advanced results. For more on this, check out http://www.webmd.com/hw-popup/complications-of-strep-throat-infections.

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Strep throat can turn into scarlet fever which can lead to rheumatic fever which can cause a rheumatic heart and /or rheumatoid arthritis. In other words...... Go to a doctor.

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If untreated, it could become systemic and fatal.

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It goes away on it's own.

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If you leave strep throat untreated you could end up with a bug call scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is where you get very sick and kinda get paralyzed, you have to lay in your bed for a entire year! This is why we have medicine now, so that we don't have to get scarlet fever. scarlet fever can even kill you!! So much sure you take that medicine!!
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GET TO A DOCTOR. I once knew a child whose parents were accused by the babysitter of beating her, because the child kept showing up with bruises all over her body. It turned out that she had had strep throat, it was insufficiently treated (perhaps didn't completely finish her antibiotic), and the strep spread into her entire body. This was what was producing the "bruises". Very dangerous condition if not properly treated.

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