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my son has strep throat will I get it

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
That may be adequate: but usually Strep throat is treated with Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days. Is it Amoxicillin or Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin (amoxicillin and clav ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Strep: B Strep can spread from any where. Make sure you have a good hand clean lying protocol in place when looking after your son
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Which strep? Group A strep is the common cause of throat infections and is occasionally seen as a perianal skin infection.In theory if the germ contam ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Often : Often times when a person has strep throat they develop a rash. This rash is caused by a toxin that's released by the strep bacteria. It sounds like t ... Read More
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Dr. Chuc Dang answered
35 years experience Podiatry
Desquamation: The dry skin which is peeling off your son's feet (aka desquamation) occurs after the rash from strep pharyngitis (rash is referred to as scarlet feve ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Typical: Headache is typical for strep throat, it is a definite part of this illness. You can treat the headache with motrin 10 mg per kilogram per dose every ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Up to 5 % of the population carries strep in their throat year round and tonsillectomy will not change that pattern.How the diagnosis was made, how si ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The earliest problems with untreated strep often come up within the first 2 wks & effect the kidneys. Rheumatic fever/heart & brain effects are more l ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
He most likely has: a virus along with the strep. If he has a fever and/or is not eating/drinking/appears ill, I would recommend contacting his doctor. He may need to be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If he started antibiotics friday, then after 48-72 hours he should be better. If it was a virus and not a strep infection, the fever could last for a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Have you fed him?: There is likely more information needed to answer your question fully- but on first impression, if your son hasn't eaten anything because of a sore th ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Strep A is primarily treated with antibiotics to prevent a later transition that some have to Rheumatic fever.This condition can injure the heart, bra ... Read More

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