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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely: Streptococcal pharyngitis is not dependent on the presence or absence of tonsils, so the answer is yes! a simple swab will confirm your diagnosis in a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
23 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Amox is usually effective against strep bacteria. You should be fine as long as you finish your course completely and are not rexposed after you're do ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Toy ?: The germ can remain in saliva on an object until it dries out. It would die at some point & not be infective. People do get recurrent strep if the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr.Anytime we do s ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
There are: always alternatives since strep is usually sensitive to many antibiotics (plus the fact that even a strep throat WILL GET BETTER without antibiotics a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Any Time: We build very little natural immunity to strep, so once the antibiotic is out of your system, you can be infected again.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovi Cacnio
32 years experience Pediatrics
Strep or not strep?: Germs can infect the walls of your throat, even when you don't have tonsils. Cold viruses can cause a sore throat, so 3+ episodes of these a year are ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do not worry: Vaginal strep infections are usually asymptomatic, you do not need to be checked unless you have vaginal symptoms or are pregnant.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: If you develop a sore throat then see a provider for a throat swab to see if you have strep which requires an antibiotic
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