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Can a four month old baby get strep throat already?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Strep throat can infect anybody at virtually any age.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How is a 4 month old tested for strep throat?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Strep throat.: A rapid strep test can be done in the doctor's office. If the result is negative (it has about an 85% or so accuracy rate), but the doctor still suspects strep, then a throat culture can be done which is the "gold standard", and the result takes 48 hours to grow out the bacteria.
A 45-year-old member asked:

My baby is 7 months and got strep throat. How could that be?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many ways: Many people with whom the baby may have been in contact may have carried strep in their throats without being ill, and by touching the baby after their mouths, transmit it to the baby. You may have it in your throat, or baby's dad.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a strep throat that's lasted for 4 months?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If a patient has recurrent febrile strep infections over that period there are combinations of meds that can usually knock it out. If, however, the person just has few symptoms but multiple positive strep tests, they may just be a carrier. If so (5-10% of population) other testing may be advised to see whether treatment is necessary.Many sore throats are just viral,failure to test= no diagnosis

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