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What can you do to prevent strep throat?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
The only way I..: ...Know of is to avoid contact with an infected person. People who have had their tonsils out are less likely to get strep throat, but it still happens.
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Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Any symptoms please get checked with the strep test or a throat culture
Oct 21, 2012
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hand Washing: Avoid individuals with known strep infections. Wash hands frequently, especially when around children and during cold season. Control chronic allergy symptoms. If you have frequent or chronic throat infections, consider seeing eat, nose & throat specialist to evaluate.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why am I constantly getting strep throat? How can I prevent this?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 30 years experience
See your doctor: Strep throat is spread by contact with someone with strep so if you have children you might be getting it from them or if you are around children- It is important that you have a strep culture every time and not just someone looking in and saying it is strep Removing the tonsils can help and you may want to ask your doctor about seeing an ENT doctor
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
It is also possible that you are a carrier of strep, especially if repeated throat cultures show light growth of strep each time. If so, " strep" may not be causing your sore throats. Review all TC results with your doctor & maybe get a throat culture when you're asymptomatic to see if you still have 1+ or 2+ growth of "strep".If you don't have fevers with ST, you could have GEReflux at night.
Jan 5, 2016
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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