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Can You Get Strep Throat More Than Once
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months. ...Read more
Untreated: Could develop significant complications & rheumatic fever down the line. ...Read more
No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more
Works up: Symptoms tend to begin over several days & to build. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Attack rates among families run as high as 1/4 to as low as 1/32. Adults that follow simple hygiene practices are less likely affected than kids. ...Read more
I was around someone who has strep throat will I get in I don't think I've ever had it really worried?
Exposure level: There are illnesses like chickenpox that you can get from breathing common air for 30 minutes in the same room. This is not that type of illness. It can pass in oral mucous, so if exposed to that in some way it is possible. If you develop a sore throat have it tested. If you had little or no direct contact I would quit worrying. ...Read more
Cousin has strep throat spent all day with her a couple days before she found out my 1 and 5 year niece was with us should we get checked?
I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. Could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?
Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the treatment daily, you risk just failing to kill off the germ, and allowing it to persist after treatment. It would be as if you never treated it. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Babies who have close exposure to a strep carrier can develop an infection if the back of the nose & upper airway leading to high fever, loss of appetite & sometimes a rash. They can also carry the germ in the same locations without symptoms ir infection. Their tonsils are rather small & less likely to be the main focus of any strep issue until after 2 or so. ...Read more
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