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medicine for group a strep infection

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Dr. Steven Warren
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Group A strep is a common bacteria in your system and can grow on culture but usually does not cause infections unless immune system is very low Tons ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Antibiotics are given to prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease(RHD), NOT to cure the sore throat. At best they may reduce the duration of symptoms by 16 hou ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: The 2 main non-infectious sequella of a gp.A strep. Infection are rheumatic fever and post streptococcal glomerulonephritis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has poor activity against group a streptococcus. Penicillins, cephalosporins and Clindamycin are much better choices.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Strep is a self limiting illness which disappears on its own if not treated within a weeks time. There may be another problem because of the length of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
And...?: After the CT scan I would have expected that you might be admitted for IV antibiotic therapy or, at the very least been started with an IM injection. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can ... Read More

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