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how long can someone be a carrier of strep throat

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected , ever.Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: An estimated 5 % of the population carry strep year round without illness with the level increasing to as much as 30% during the cold winter months.Bl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
STREP EXPOSURE: Whenever you are exposed to strep throat infection, screening should be done to all contacts and get properly treated so it will not recur.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That is possible.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transmission: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes which can be spread by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. You can pick up t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Diagnosis of Strep: Strep infections in the throat are usually diagnosed by a rapid screening test performed in the office, or by a throat culture which is usually proces ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
From others: Both of the two things you mention are infectious diseases caused by bacteria. You contract these diseases when you have contact with someone or some ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
44 years experience Pediatrics
2 to 5 days: The incubation time is 2 to 5 days. You do not need to be tested unless you develop some symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Weeks to months: Staph can be carried on most parts of the body, especially the nostrils, armpits, nails including artificial and acrylic nails, hands, and private par ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: If strep, she would be contagious until a day after treatment starts.If viral, it could be several days or at least until she felt much better.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Depends: Mycoplasma genitalium infection may not always be symptomatic. If it is, it should be within 2 weeks or so of intercourse.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Which one?: If you have strep throat it will be infectious until you have been on appropriate antibiotics for at least 24 hours.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Rare and yes: Rheumatic fever is very rare these days. The reasons for its lower frequency than in past years are not completely known. Accurate diagnosis and promp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep Carrier: A strep carrier can have asymptomatic colonization of the pharynx and / or skin. How long? I don't know.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
No: You are talking about 2 completely different diseases. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is a respiratory virus which can cause bronchiolitis in babie ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
Quickly: You should start to feel better within a day or so. Remember to take all of your antibiotics, or your infection can come back and not respond to futur ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Carrier state: Yes, a carrier can infect a normal person.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is very curable with appropriate antibodies. The arthritis usually occurs soon after the individual is infected.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to a week: A rash associated with step throat is also usually called scarlet fever. The rash lasts a few days. Investigation for other causes of the rash such a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Frequent: This is the way aids patients who have had HIV infection for a prolonged time without treatment and have very low CD4 lymphocyte counts frequently pre ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: On occasion, strep coexists with a viral infection. Thus the antibiotic may appear not to make you better, since it does not work for the viral illnes ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: This depends on level of contact.For that germ, just being around them and or coming in contact does not pass the germ.You need to have contact with t ... Read More
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