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Is it normal to get strep throat at the same time every year

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Happens: There seems to be some seaonality to strep and no lifelong immunity after infection.Thus your scenario does happen.

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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep is a relatively rare condition. The presence of frequent strep infections alone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: His/her dr. Can test for strep. We usually prefer to make a single diagnosis, but both could co-exist. Strep throat should be treated with an antibio ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovi Cacnio
31 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 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Strep throat: try to make sure that he doesn't have any fever, vomiting, no neck pain. If none of that, I think he should be ok
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: The removal of the palatine tonsils can reduce the "intensity" of illness when you get strep in the future, but it does not prevent you from getting i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Hand, foot and mouth is caused by a virus (coxsackie) and strep pharyngitis is caused by group a streptococcus (bacteria).
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The penicillin drugs are quite effective in killing strep.Five strep infections(if you actually had it confirmed) over 3 years is inconvenient but doe ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consider seeing your: Physician to determine if you are currently a carrier for particular bacteria.
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