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do babies get strep throat

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Babies do not develop typical "strep throat, " however, they develop a naso-pharyngitis characterized by fever and purulent nasal discharge.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Babies who have close exposure to a strep carrier can develop an infection if the back of the nose & upper airway leading to high fever, loss of appet ... Read More

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: If you suspect this, get to the pediatrician right away. If at serious risk, go to the E.R.-- chop, hup, wherever is close to you . Good luck.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on weight: If a throat culture was performed and the baby has strep, Amoxicillin can treat it. The dosage would be calculated based on the baby's weight.
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Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
No treatment : We don't treat strep throat in infants. It's self limited and doesn't give any complications. Due to the above infants shouldn't be tested for strep.
Dr. Julius Sherwinter
47 years experience Pediatrics
Infant strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is less common in children under 1 year, but does occur and can cause disease. If strep pharyngitis is diagnosed in an infant 6-12 m ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's rare under age 2 to get strep, but is possible. I've seen a positive strep test in as young as a 4 month old.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Strep throat can infect anybody at virtually any age.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Impossible unless that person also has an RSV infection.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Fever, poor appetite: It is very unusual for an infant to get strep throat. However an older child or family member in close contact with your baby has it, it is possible. ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is very unusual for children less than 2 years to catch strep throat-- not impossible, but unlikely.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many ways: Many people with whom the baby may have been in contact may have carried strep in their throats without being ill, and by touching the baby after thei ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OK after 24-48 hours: After starting the antibiotic for strep throat, if earlier you want to wear a mask, and thanks for being conscientious,

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