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My daughter hascontinuous strep infections. her last nasal culture came back with strep a and strepoccocal pnuumoniae. should i see an immunologist? she has also had mrsa in her nose and suffers from chronic sinus problems. adenoids have been removed twic

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Specialists: I recommend that she be evaluated by both a specialist in infectious disease and follow-up with an otolaryngologist for the sinus problem. The specialist can reculture her and order appropriate blood tests to assess her infection fighting status. The MRSA is most likely colonizing her nasal passage rather than causing an active infection now and may or may not require treatment but the specialist
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Allergist/Immunologist: Would help you sort it out, history suggestive of colonization rather active infection and chronic sinusitis, allergies to environmental triggers might be the cause, as adenoids were removed twice, and can regrow, hope she is otherwise growing and developing fine. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, wish you both wellness
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Last updated Jan 14, 2017


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