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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: We know that a portion of the population are asymptomatic strep carriers.This means they get it, can pass it to others, but don't get "ill" while the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There are many individuals who actually carry group a streptococcus in their nose & throat year round & may never experience a related illness. Why so ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not immune: You can most certainly catch it again.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Unfortunately you are not immune from getting strep throat more times.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Repeat common: Strep a is a bacteria that you can acquire and become sick with repeatedly.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Clarification: First, not all will develop rheumatic fever if untreated.The frequency is estimated at 1/200 untreated cases & what makes some do it and others no ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Strep throat immune: 19 M asked if strept throat mean you have weak immune system. Usually not but can so check with your Dr. Was a strept that done to make sure it is str ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Strep carriers/no: There are strep carriers who never get sick when they carry it.Why it happens is a mystery.Whooping cough will give someone transient antibodies that ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: If you have confirmed strep throat, the treatment of amoxicillin or azithromycin would protect from rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, etc. There are ot ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: I've seen shingles in a otherwise normal toddler & many normal kids have tonsillitis 1-2 X/yr. If you were hospitalized for a bloodborne bacteria, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No symptoms from HPV: Pharyngeal cancer due to HPV is thousands of times rarer than strep throat. It doens't occur at age 21, rarely shows up before 50. Oral HPV and throat ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking a ... Read More
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