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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Strep: If getting strep at your age, you must still have tonsils. If having 3-4 strep infections per year or if strep interfering with work or personal life, ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Treat strep!: You don't want rheumatic heart disease. There are several species of strep After you have one species, it is true that you are immune to that speci ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
62 years experience Pediatrics
Resistance to drugs: Strep can be resistant to a great number of antibiotics that is the problem partially caused by the overuse of antibiotic for unnecessary treatments ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic stre ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wash hands: You can't always prevent throat infections. Avoid contact with a known carrier or someone who is infected and wash your hands, wash your hands, wash y ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Secretions: You catch it by coming in contact with someone's saliva and then touching your mouth.

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