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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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Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Exposed to carrier: You were exposed to some one who had this.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contact with germ: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up t ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Air droplets, food.: This is caused by streptococcus group a, commonly in children aged 3 and up, is spread by respiratory droplets but can be spread by food also. This a ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up t ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's rare under age 2 to get strep, but is possible. I've seen a positive strep test in as young as a 4 month old.
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Although uncommon for babies to be diagnosed with strep throat, certainly anything is possible! strep is generally passed from one victim to another b ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Happens ...however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat. It usually results after a contact with a person who has an infection.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Kennicott
36 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: You can get strep throat without a fever. A young child will usually be fairly sick with strep throat. Usual signs are high fever, sore throat, swolle ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: But why is unknown. Whether they are somehow never exposed or have great natural immunity is not clear. It is thought that these folks do get strep in ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. It is fairly contagious and is commonly spread by sharing a cup or utensil, or through an infected person's cou ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
41 years experience Periodontics
U R Compromised: Strep is in your mouth all of the time. It is an opportunistic bacteria and you may have been compromised. Gargle with listerine without alcohol sever ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am not entirely : Sure. But having strep throat can give you the symptoms of a common cold as well.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months.

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