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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
17 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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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Although uncommon for babies to be diagnosed with strep throat, certainly anything is possible! strep is generally passed from one victim to another b ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Happens ...however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & n ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. It is fairly contagious and is commonly spread by sharing a cup or utensil, or through an infected person's cou ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am not entirely : Sure. But having strep throat can give you the symptoms of a common cold as well.
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Dr. Marshall Goldberg
59 years experience Pediatrics
Remote possibility: Usually strep throats are unaccompanied by the usual 'cold' symptoms such as coughing.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
YES: Strep throat is caused by bacteria called streptococcus. Common age between 5 and 15, exception can happen. Cold is caused by different viruses, both ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes in reverse: Strep throat can spred to wounds and sore and contaminate it to cause impetigo. Saliva/cough-hand contact-scratching skin--impetigo.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Even in the absence of tonsils, you can still get a strep infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Testing: Strep carrier status occurs when an individual tests positive for the strep a germ on multiple occasions but remains asymptomatic. (lack of physical i ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
30 years experience Pediatrics
Carrier status: if you are a carrier you could have Strep without being exposed to it. Good to get it checked out with a doctor
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
25 years experience Internal Medicine
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
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