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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you get strep throat?

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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 41-year-old member asked:

What do I do if i keep getting strep throat?

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Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Confirm the infectio: You need to first be sure the infection is strep by test and culture. The main reason we treat strep throat is to prevent the consequences, mainly rheumatic fever in kids 5-15 and glomerulonephritis in people between 7-35. A urine test could help on the second one. Otherwise it's not a major health concern
A 39-year-old member asked:

How quickly should I be getting over strep throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Resolution: It usually resolves within a week. Hopefully you are taking antibiotics so that you don't develop serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
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 accounts for about 20-40% of exudative pharyngitis in children.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:

Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 infections, but so mild they have little or no symptoms.

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