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can older people get strep

A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
PNEUMONIA: As long as she is drinking well, taking her meds, she will be ok. Don't force her too much to eat, then she will vomit and be sicker. If big issue, ta ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Very Unlikely: Group B Strep infections are usually transmitted through the reproductive tract; passage through breast milk is very unlikely. Infections of the breas ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Group B strep is a risk to newborns when it accesses their blood through the lungs and or birthing process.It is generally seen in a biphasic pattern, ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: This is not an infection that she would likely get from the milk. It usually occurs during birth or within a month later.
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If having strep throat infection and pneumonia as mentioned, and not getting enough food or fluids by mouth, needs to be seen by her pediatrician or i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cellelitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissue, basically. It is often caused by the strep bacteria, sometimes by staph. Strep is foun ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely for all: Cited attack rates within families range from a high of 1/4 to a low of 1/32. The 5 wk old would never be expected to get any febrile illness but shou ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Strep carrier: Make sure your child has a new tooth brush.His carrier state could be precipitated by an infected tooth brush containing the strep organism.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ENT: Was Strep proven by rapid test or culture each time? Or was diagnosis made empirically (just by exam w/o testing)? If former, get referral to ENT to d ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Strep test: It appears that your child has scarlet fever. I hope she is under treatment. Have her soak in colloid oatmeal baths to reduce the itching.
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils: Have you been buying a need tooth brush after each infection and has the the rest of the family been tested for strep? Normally after 6 strep infectio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: Thrush relates to yeast in the mouth, not the ear. There may be a fungal infection in the ear but that is quite uncommon and is usually seen with chro ... Read More
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