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strep throat and kissing

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure can!: Bacteria are great space invaders if given the opportunity from mouth to mouth. Mouth to genitals will not give your vagina "strep" throat as it is a ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: you are contagious until you have been on an antibiotic for 24 hours.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The fact that u r aware that u have strep throat suggests u have been examined and may already be on antibiotics. In that case u r not contagious. If ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If your smooching happened before you were diagnosed & treated there is not much you can do. He may or may not get it as some seem immune or carry ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Untreated Strep: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is cured with antibiotics. Untreated Strep infections can lead to diseases of the joints, heart, kidneys an ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Michie bruckner
9 years experience Pediatrics
Get tested: Strep is quite contagious, so if you have a sore throat, see your primary care provider for a rapid Strep test and throat culture.
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: A patient is considered not contagious to the general public after 24 hours on a penicillin like med. I would give it an extra day or two for a more i ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Contagious: Yes. Of course. Contagiousness can start one to two days prior to symptoms.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: It is possible you may also get strep. The incubation is 3-7 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Historically, Infectious mononucleosis has been referred to as the kissing disease as mainly teenagers and college age children were affected and tran ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: It depends where she was kissed. Chances are she will not get strep.
A male asked:
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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