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Bacterial Infections Group B Streptococcal Infection
Can you easily get a bacterial infection like strep a b through your vagina from having sex that is not an std, or is it rare if its protected sex.
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No mono no strep throat white blood count high dr says bacterial infection. 20 days on antibodias , tired, sore throat, past hep a,b,c no better?
Can bacterial infections happen thats not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?
Yes: Pharyngitis can be caused by other bacteria and viruses. Overall, it may make you feel bad, but they all go away within a few days by themselves (with a normal immune system), with or without treatment. The reason we treat strep is that is can cause other problems down the road, like rheumatic heart disease. Danger would be severe swelling of tonsils, which is fairly rare. See a doctor. ...Read more
Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Different viruses are also implicated (like mono, adenovirus, etc) but certainly other bacteria are on the list. Pertussis (Whooping cough) and diphtheria are two important ones. Then there are other Strep species, 'mixed' infections like abscesses etc ...Read more
Every time I get sick I seem to develop a bacterial infection such as phemonia, bronchitis, strep throat. I'm 24, sick again for 3 days now. Cold?
See an allergist: People with allergies have constant inflammation in the nose and sinuses. Nonallergic people can typically handle the inflammation of a viral infection without much trouble; but in an allergic person, adding the viral inflammation on top of the underlying allergic inflammation makes perfect conditions for bacteria to grow. Treating the underlying allergic inflammation usually helps immensely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Strep is streptococcus, which is a small round bacterium. Strep pyogenes can cause a throat infection, which can affect swallowing. Strep pneumoniae is a different strain that can cause pneumonia, ear infections and sinus infections. Other forms of strep can affect different areas. Generally, and especially for contagion purposes, it should be treated. ...Read more
Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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