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Strep throat

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Steptococcus pyogene: It is a throat infection due to streptococcus pyogenes (a bacteria), also known as group a beta-strep. This is the same organism known as the "flesh-... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
See below: Most commonly it spreads to neck lymph nodes. It can however spread to adjacent soft tissues in the neck and rarely into the blood stream.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Secretions: Your cough or sneeze can launch the germ into the air and you saliva carries it to anywhere your contaminated fingers touch. Frequent hand washing and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Secretions: You catch it by coming in contact with someone's saliva and then touching your mouth.
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: It is very unusual for children less than 2 years to catch strep throat-- not impossible, but unlikely.
A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Microbiology: Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a scientist and microbiologist from Holland, discovered strep throat. He conducted various experiments and came up with differ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
?: 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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