Strep throat is caused due to infection by Streptococcus bacteria and nearly 10 percent of all sore throats are strep throat.
Usually a person suffering from strep throat has to take a course of antibiotics for 10 days and the person is will no longer be contagious after 24 hours of starting the treatment. The other symptoms like fever and abdominal pain will disappear in another two to three days.
The fact that strep throat causes sore throat, can also cause fluid accumulation in the ear. This will usually happen when the infection is very bad. There have been cases where people have suffered from ruptured ear drum from strep throat.
Ruptured ear drum from strep throat usually happens when the fluid in the ear accumulates that there is no outlet for this fluid. The ear drum ruptures because of the pressure exerted by the fluid and thus the fluid drains out. A ruptured ear drum from strep throat can cause temporary loss of hearing or it may impair your hearing completely.Usually ruptured ear drum from strep throat heals within two months and does not require treatment. During the time that your ear drum is healing, your hearing process will be interrupted. However, in some cases the perforation in the ear drum does not close on its own. If this happens, you will need treatment. Immaterial whether the ear drum heals on it own or you need medical intervention, if you have strep throat, you should immediately seek medical advice so that further complications are prevented.
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