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Normally, how long would the strep bacteria live on surfaces?

Normally, how long would the strep bacteria live on surfaces?

Egad!!: German researchers found that most gram-positive bacteria including streptococcus pyogenes can survive for months on dry surfaces. ...Read more

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How long can strep bacteria incubate in your body before you get sick?

Bacteria: If you are referring to the organism causing strep throat and other more serious infections, it can remain in the back of the throat for very long time periods without producing disease. In fact, you may never become sick from it without there being some predisposing factor like an acute viral infection. ...Read more

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Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses in >95% of cases. The remainder are predominantly bordetella pertussis (cause of whooping cough). It would be rare for strep pyogenes to be involved, but there may be some cases of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in which they may be involved. ...Read more

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How long should I watch my 11 week old for symptoms after exposure to strep bacteria?

How long should I watch my 11 week old for symptoms after exposure to strep bacteria?

Depends on the disea: If your concern is strep b exposure around delivery the venerable period is past. We usually see issues arise in an early <1wk or late (2-4wk) pattern with this germ. Every day further from delivery without a problem means its rarely if ever seen. If you are concerned about strep a, that throat germ is not as quick or deadly & often produces only a cloudy nasal discharge at that age. ...Read more

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How early can the rapid strep test detect the bacteria? Can it be done to soon and show a false neg result?

How early can the rapid strep test detect the bacteria? Can it be done to soon and show a false neg result?

When you: Are symptomatic it can be done. If there is bacteria it will show. Doing it to soon is not a concern and will not give false negative. ...Read more

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Is the vaginal bacteria the most important part of the strep b swab test? Can there be a way that this test can be done incorrectly?

Yes: The test done for group b strep is a test to isolate vaginal or rectal colonization. Vaginal and rectal collection is recommended for most accurate results. Of course, it is important to not cause cross contamination by transferring bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. ...Read more

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Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas (strep A) bacteria thatis not active? This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick

Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas (strep A) bacteria thatis not active? This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick

Why?: Why this question? Strep carriage is about 5% to 15% of children.? in adults? You can check the pharynx for it. Erysipelas is a special risk for people with lymphedema. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Can tonsillitis be due to strep bacteria?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Can it be possible to have tonsillitis due to strep bacteria?

Of course: Streptococcus is one of the more common causes of bacterial tonsillitis. Get a throat culture and find out whether or not the culture identifies streptococcus. ...Read more

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Is the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

U can get: Beat strep in the urine, vagina or from the rectum, in the us when we do a beta strep culture at 34-36 weeks we test the vagina and rectum. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why should I avoid drinking alcohol with strep if alcohol kills bacteria?

I'm wondering why should I avoid drinking alcohol with strep if alcohol kills bacteria?

It kills many things: Including damaging the cells in our body that fight infection - the 2 kinds of white blood cells that eat up bacteria and viruses (granulocytes) and the kind that make antibodies (lymphocytes). Alcoholics get more infections than most people, often with very dangerous and difficult-to-treat germs. Alcohol in your bloodstream does not kill bacteria, it kills your ability to combat them. ...Read more

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I've read that carriers of group a strep bacteria can have no symptoms but can still unwittingly spread it. Others say this is not true. Which is it?

It is true: Carriers have the bacteria in their throats and can occasionally spread it to others it does not require treatment unless you could be traced as a source of frequent infections to others. I have had lots of carriers in my practice and they have not created any epidemics.... ...Read more

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If u have the bacteria for group strep b, will it show up from the vagina only? Is it a case if u have it, u have it, no matter what end swab is from?

Depends: It only matters if you are pregnant. It comes from the colon and gets into the vagina. It is not a problem for you, but if you are not treated with the appropriate antibiotics during labor at the right time before delivery your baby could get very sick. Don't worry. It is c'mon and only to protect your baby! If not pregnant no worries! ...Read more

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What are the chances of my baby dying during labor if I have the bacteria b strep'? I also have an ongoing chronic severe neutropenia of unknown cause

What are the chances of my baby dying during labor if I have the bacteria b strep'? I also have an ongoing chronic severe neutropenia of unknown cause

Low if treated: If you have known gbs, your doctor will give you IV antibiotics during labor in order to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby. If for whatever reason you don't get the antibiotics, they can do tests on the baby to evaluate for infection. The baby will need to be watched closely for 48 hours, as most infections show up in that time. ...Read more

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Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Strep antibiotics: Another medication - are you taking one right now? The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is Penicillin VK (most potent and cheapest) and its derivatives. If allergic to it, other choices are the Erythromycin group, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) group, cephalosporin group. The last group should be taken with caution as there could be an associated cross-allergy in 10% of people. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a viral fever caused by cold and a fever caused by strep bacteria?

YOU cannot: Only medical persons can test for streptococcal infection. It requires a simple swab test. It is extremely unwise to leave such an infection go untreated, as it could have life-long cardiac consequences. Viral infections are not treated by antibiotics, while strep (a bacteria) is. ...Read more

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What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli? And is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?

What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli? And is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?

Colon derived: Group D strep is typically a colon bacteria. It is very different than E. Coli, even though E. Coli is also a colon bacteria. Group D strep does not produce irritating infections or toxin associated infection. E Coli can produce serious painful infection. Group D strep is known also as Strep Bovis. It can produce endocarditis and can be associated with malignancy or diverticular disease. ...Read more

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A fever blister that continues to grow bigger and bigger each day. Could this be a strep bacteria?

See a doctor: Without being able to see and diagnose this appropriately cannot really comment, but you should have this looked at professionally. ...Read more

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For adults, are the antibodies that fight bacteria causing strep throats always circulating in blood?

For adults, are the antibodies that fight bacteria causing strep throats always circulating in blood?

Depends: Only previous exposure to strep can induce protective antibodies which usually declines over time in a few years. If you have never had any exposure, there will be no antibody present ...Read more

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I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

Your question is???: You have not asked a specific question.Group b strep will occasionally cause a UTI in women and women with a UTI may have a small amount of blood in their urine. Please confer with your pcp about treatment and the findings you cite. ...Read more

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What causes rare bacteria in UTIs? I've had raoultella planticola, aerococcus urinae, strep b. I have hydro in kidneys but urologist says not related.

What causes rare bacteria in UTIs? I've had raoultella planticola, aerococcus urinae, strep b. I have hydro in kidneys but urologist says not related.

Here are some...: How have you been sick, like pain, fever, etc.? Clinically, anyone should correlated the findings of lab reports like those in urine culture with individual clinical pictures. Thereby the significance of the lab finding could be defined. To help put all related things together correctly, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. Thereby you can work better with doc... ...Read more

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Any home remedies for killing the bacteria from strep throat?

No: If you really have a strep throat it will usually get better without antibiotic treatment in about 7 days but you then run the risk of developing the serious post-streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you need to take a full 10 days of a penicillin antibiotic. Symptomatic treatments include throat lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?

Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?

Not effective.: This vaccine does not prevent strep throat. You can still get it and you need antibiotics if you do, to avoid the risk of getting rheumaticfever and/or heart disease. ...Read more

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