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A 47-year-old female asked:

my 7 yr old daughter keeps getting strep about every 2 months. she has been to 4 ent. dr.'s. she is not a carrier but keeps getting it. ?

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Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Boost immune system: You may want to try giving her a good multi-vitamin and probiotics, along with some vitamin c. Many times kids immune systems maybe down. It always good to get blood tests especially with frequent infections. If everything looks good then give her the above and polish up her diet. Unfortunately we feed kids junk! get rid of the sugar and processed foods and even juices. Hope this helps!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Other sources: She may not be a carrier but you might, as could any other family member.Discuss with your doc and have every family member and or other close contact tested for carrier state. Also, between 5-30% of kids in school may carry strep depending on the season.

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