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i think i am immune to strep throat. ive had it before as a kid. is it possible? my wife has it and i appear to be immune even after hours of kissing.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: We know that a portion of the population are asymptomatic strep carriers.This means they get it, can pass it to others, but don't get "ill" while they carry it.This is one reason we see strep year round and why it is difficult to eradicate.You may have given it to your vulnerable spouse on several occasions.
Answered on Aug 2, 2016
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Give it a week: Would wait longer 1-2 weeks as you do not want ot give her the bug. If you are still symptomatic would she want to kiss you anyway?

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