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What are the vectors in strep throat

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
People usually: The vast majority of strep throat cases are spread in people to people contacts thru respiratory droplets. Animals hve been implicated rarely as have ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Person to person: This is always carried from one person carrying the disease, may be preclinical, transmits it the the second person just by being around the person ... Read More

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
And?: What would you like to know? Need more information unless you want a chapter on steep throat.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Strep throat sxs: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on n ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
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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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ysfjixlsadm for more information.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial infection: Strep is short for streptococcus. Strep throat is an infection by this bacteria which if left untreated, in rare cases, can lead to rheumatic fever (a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: Majority of "strep throat" occurs in winter and spring.
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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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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on me ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience Dentistry
No: Your doctor must diagnose strep throat. If your doctor did in fact diagnose strep, it is easily treated. You won't die!
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