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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Strep Throat More Than Once

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Does it happen that people get strep throat more than once in a row?

Does it happen that people get strep throat more than once in a row?

Yes: Getting a strep throat does not induce prolonged immunity. Also relapses and carrier states are not uncommon.

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.

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Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it.

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Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Yes: You don't always have to have a fever with strep throat. If it is a more advanced infection prior to treatment, them fever is more likely.

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Can you get strep throat from screaming?

Can you get strep throat from screaming?

No: Your throat may be sore but only strep germs cause strep throat.

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Could you get strep throat after having a tonsillectomy?

Could you get strep throat after having a tonsillectomy?

Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those structures there will still be other glandular tissue present that can become infected with strep.

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Even with your tonsils out can you get strep throat?

Even with your tonsils out can you get strep throat?

Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those structures there will still be other glandular tissue present that can become infected with strep.

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Can you get strep throat even if you do not have tonsils?

Can you get strep throat even if you do not have tonsils?

Not Uncommon: Although tonsillectomy greatly reduces the frequency of strep throat, it is not uncommon to still have such an infection in chidren. Thus you still should be concerned if your child is sick with a sore throat.

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Can you get strep throat or any other throat condition from giving oral sex to a male that has no current STI/STD?

Can you get strep throat or any other throat condition from giving oral sex to a male that has no current STI/STD?

No non-STD risk: Other than STDs, no infections or any other medical conditions are likely to be transmitted by oral sex. Even STDs are pretty low risk, but not zero risk. If you've had such exposure to a new or especially high risk partner, see a doctor or clinic for gonorrhea testing (throat swab, not urine) and maybe, in a few weeks, blood tests for syphilis and HIV. Otherwise no worries.

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Can you get strep throat from swallowing semen? I ask because every time I have oral sex with a new partner, I either get a sore or strep throat.

Can you get strep throat from swallowing semen? I ask because every time I have oral sex with a new partner, I either get a sore or strep throat.

Won't get strep: You might want to think about barrier protection until you really know a guy -- the HIV risk is relatively small but probably real. More seriously, you're at risk for gonococcal pharyngitis, which can be very troublesome.

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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Happens. ..however: It is possible for an infant to acquire and be sick from the strep A germ. It is also possible for them to test positive and only be a carrier & never get sick from it. One issue that differs in young infants is the long term effects. Since their immune system is immature, they don't risk development of rheumatic fever like a 5 or 10 year old would. Treatment of carriers is unnecessary.

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What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

Strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat. It usually results after a contact with a person who has an infection.

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Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Yes: But why is unknown. Whether they are somehow never exposed or have great natural immunity is not clear. It is thought that these folks do get strep infections, but so mild they have little or no symptoms.

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How to get strep throat and what makes it feel better?

Strep throat: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. It is fairly contagious and is commonly spread by sharing a cup or utensil, or through an infected person's cough or sneeze.

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Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

Why did I randomly get strep throat if no one I know had it?

U R Compromised: Strep is in your mouth all of the time. It is an opportunistic bacteria and you may have been compromised. Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor.

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Is it normal to get strep throat at the same time every year?

Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months.

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Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

From contact: You must be exposed to strep from someone else to get it yourself. The exception is if you are a carrier. Strep carriers always have strep in their throats despite usual antibiotic treatment.

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Could you tell me what happens if strep throat doesn't get cured?

Untreated: Could develop significant complications & rheumatic fever down the line.

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