A 16-year-old female asked:
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once you have strep throat are you immune to it or can you catch again?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not immune: You can most certainly catch it again.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Unfortunately you are not immune from getting strep throat more times.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Repeat common: Strep a is a bacteria that you can acquire and become sick with repeatedly.
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
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Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Get it again: There are many strains and the immunity doesn't seem to last after contracting strep. You can get it over and over, or you may never get it again. Everyone is different.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
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