A 41-year-old member asked:
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could i have necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) by getting head from someone with strep throat?

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: That sounds extremely unlikely! always use protection with any sexual activity.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014

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Not likely: Only some rare strains of strep cause true nec fasc. You would see an unmistakable painful swelling of your genitals.
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