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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. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get strep throat and cold in the same time.

Is it possible to get strep throat and cold in the same time.

I am not entirely: Sure. But having strep throat can give you the symptoms of a common cold as well. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more

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My sister who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will I get sick?

My sister who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will I get sick?

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

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What are some things a person can do to make sure they don't get strep throat again?

Good hygiene: Frequent hand washing is the one of the most important and easiest things to do to prevent illness. Bad habits such as fingernail biting, etc can also lead to strep throat amongst children and adults. ...Read more

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I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

I think I might have strep throat but can't get a culture today. Should I go into work today?

Stay home: Hi Sean, sore throat in many cases is a sign of contagious illness. The one exception would be if you have allergies. I'd say stay home to protect your coworkers health and give yourself a chance to recover. Tomorrow you can see your doctor and get checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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I was around someone who has strep throat will I get in I don't think I've ever had it really worried?

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

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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?

If symptomatic: If any of you have throat pain or fever it would be worth a look. The contagious nature of strep seems to drop some in the spring & summer so spread is less likely than during the winter. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can babies get strep throat?

Can babies get strep throat?

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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Help! Can babies get strep throat?

Help! Can babies get strep throat?

Yes: If you suspect this, get to the pediatrician right away. If at serious risk, go to the E.R.-- chop, hup, wherever is close to you. Good luck. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more