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Strep throat carriers

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Most mammals can be group a strep carriers.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sometimes: One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep). The animals had no sympto... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common u... Read More

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