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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can i take to prevent strep throat re occurring ?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 36 years experience
Nothing: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria that you catch from someone else. You can best prevent it by careful hygiene, like using your own towels, toothbrushes, glasses, etc., doing good handwashing, and keeping your hands clean with soap and water and sanitizer when exposure is possible. If someone gets many severe cases, taking out the tonsils can be considered but has risks involved.
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Strep throat: You are on the oldish to be getting recurrent strep throat. More likely you are having recurrent viral infections which do not require antibiotics. General hygiene. Avoid those who are coughing. Wash hands frequently.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2019

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