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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected , ever.Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
STREP EXPOSURE: Whenever you are exposed to strep throat infection, screening should be done to all contacts and get properly treated so it will not recur.
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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes, : It is possible to be a carrier with little to no symptoms.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Some people carry it year round with no symptoms and never get sick from it.Silent carrier rate has been estimated as 3-5% during the summer and doubl ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Treatment: You should be treated with antibiotic for 10 -14 days and after treatment have culture from throat to be sure is negative but if positive it is resist ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: We generally reserve the "chronic carrier" label for those who do not get sick with it, although anyone sick with it carries it for a while. You need ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Most mammals can be group a strep carriers.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: An estimated 5 % of the population carry strep year round without illness with the level increasing to as much as 30% during the cold winter months.Bl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Strep throat is a problem that can arise repeatedly, many times in a season or year. It is not like chickenpox, where you get immunity after you have ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That is possible.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Perhaps: Being a carrier means that you have the bacteria without having symptoms (sore throat, fever, rash, headache, abdominal pain). A carrier is actually a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Generally, we swab a throat to check for strep bacteria when a patient has symptoms, and don't swab people who have no symptoms. That is because we kn ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Testing: Strep carrier status occurs when an individual tests positive for the strep a germ on multiple occasions but remains asymptomatic. (lack of physical i ... Read More

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