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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: Streptococcal infections are typically treated with penicillin or other members of antibiotics that are penicillin-like such as amoxicillin-clavulanat ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Streptococci A & B: Here is a good article that addresses your question: http://www.Drgreene.Com/articles/streptococcus/.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Treat group A: Group a strep should be treated with antibiotics to prevent potential complications. No treatment is required for group b strep.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep B: It depends upon the discretion of your doctor. If you are symptomatic your doctor may be inclined to treat you.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Strep Fx: Yes if it is a amoxicillin sensitive strept.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
U can get: Beat strep in the urine , vagina or from the rectum, in the us when we do a beta strep culture at 34-36 weeks we test the vagina and rectum.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
In some people...: ...Strep throat causes a rash in addition to other symptoms. It is then called scarlet fever. Except for the rash, it is the same disease.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Group B strep can be a normal finding in the intestinal germ profile. It has little significance unless it invades the lungs/blood of a newborn during ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep Throat: Group A Strep is the cause of many sore throats. The body does form antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the organism. There are many different types of G ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Yes and no: By typical, i guess that you mean the kind of strep that should be treated with an antibiotic. The reason for antibiotic treatment of group a strep i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Its most worrisome problem occurs when it passes from the genital tract of a mother to her newborn during labor or delivery.The resulting exposure may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No, but...: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Not effective for UTI or vaginits.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptomatic Tx: Streptococcus viridans is one of the normal flora organisms in the mouth, these symptoms are likely secondary to viral infection and symptomatic over ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Strept throat.: Recommendation is that treatment for strept throat be given only is strept test is +.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep throat: Yes , but you can't get strep on amoxicillin as that is a treatment
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Although I would consider it 'over kill' since Group B Strep is easy to kill. The doctor should have a 'culture report' that says what antibiotics are ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
That's odd.: The streptococcus subtype that they usually look for in the throat is group A or strep pyrogenes. That's the one that if untreated sometimes leads to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI: When you have urinary tract infection it is usually with gram-negative bacilli like e. Coli and they are present in >100, 00 orgs/ml. Multiple orga ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
25 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
It should not: No it should not. Seek immediate medical attention for this.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
It's complicated...: Your vaginitis or cervicitis may have another cause, even if you had a positive culture for GBS. It usually causes no genital symptoms. GBS can cause ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
41 years experience in Periodontics
Yes: Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. Usually with strep ... Read More

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