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Doctor insights on: Different Strains Of Strep Throat

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Why do kids not get hardly any immunity to strep throat? Are there too many different strains?

Why do kids not get hardly any immunity to strep throat? Are there too many different strains?

No One Knows: A good question! At present there is no understanding as to why certain infections trigger life long immunity such as chicken pox and some do not such as strep throat.

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How are mono and strep throat different?

How are mono and strep throat different?

See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the angles of the jaw. In mono you will have atypical lymphocytosis, a positive mono spot test or ebv viral capsid igm antibody. In strep throat you will have a positive rapid strep test or throat culture. You can have both at the same time as well.

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What are the different symptoms of strep throat and laryngitis?

Hoarseness and pain: Laryngitis is associated with more hoarseness or lack of voice while strep throat is usually more associated with pain and trouble with swallowing and sometimes some hoarseness as well.

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How are group a & group b strep throat different?

How are group a & group b strep throat different?

Streptococci A & B: Here is a good article that addresses your question: http://www. Drgreene. Com/articles/streptococcus/.

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What is the difference between a cold and strep throat? Can u please give a list between the different symptoms?

What is the difference between a cold and strep throat? Can u please give a list between the different symptoms?

Cold vs strep: Colds are usually caused by viruses and cause running noses and sore throats, although cultures are negative. Strep is caused by a bacterial strep germ and needs to be treated with antibiotics.

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How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin.

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I have strep throat and was prescribed a zpack 5 day dose. I also have a uti which a different Dr prescribed vibramycin 100 mg. Can I take both?

I have strep throat and was prescribed a zpack 5 day dose. I also have a uti which a different Dr prescribed vibramycin 100 mg. Can I take both?

No: I would not take both. Speak with your doctor that prescribed the antibiotic for the UTI and tell them you are already on a zpack or vice versa.

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My voice is different like scratching. Hurts when I talk loud or scream. Is it a strep throat? And stuffy nose, cough, and little bit of running nose.

My voice is different like scratching. Hurts when I talk loud or scream. Is it a strep throat? And stuffy nose, cough, and little bit of running nose.

URI: Likely just an upper respiratory infection. They are usually caused by viral illness. The treatment is rest, NSAID or acetaminophen as needed for sore throat or fever, increase fluids and possibly salt water gargles/ throat lozenges as needed. If no better in 3-5 days, speak to your doc. Strep can be tested for in office with a swab. It usually has fever, stomach pain and headache as part of it.

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My 4 year old granddaughter is recovering from "fifth" disease. The rash and low grade fever have been gone for a few days. Strep throat was ruled out by 2 different doctors. Both say it's "fifth disease" however, she seems to be pale. She is eating, p

My 4 year old granddaughter is recovering from "fifth" disease. The rash and low grade fever have been gone for a few days. Strep throat was ruled out by 2 different doctors. Both say it's "fifth disease" however, she seems to be pale. She is eating, p

Fifths: Fifths disease is a common, relatively harmless viral infection - most often seen in kids and characterized by red cheeks followed by a lacy rash on the arms, legs and body. Some people will also have fever for a day or two. It typically resolves on its own without treatment. The only time we really worry about this virus is if it infects someone who is pregnant or someone with a chronic blood disease such as sickle cell anemia, thalessemia, or spherocytosis. The virus can stop the bone marrow from producing red blood cells for a short period of time. This does not usually affect a healthy person, but can affect someone who's red blood cells are not normal in the first place. I attached a website with more information about fifths disease. If she has a chronic blood disease, if her paleness continues, or if she is acting sick at all, give her doctor a call. Good luck!

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L&D RN went home sick 4 days ago & was dx w/strep throat. Started my abx tonight. Is it ok to go back to work on Monday? Worried @ exposing mom/baby

L&D RN went home sick 4 days ago & was dx w/strep throat. Started my abx tonight. Is it ok to go back to work on Monday? Worried @ exposing mom/baby

OK after 24-48 hours: After starting the antibiotic for strep throat, if earlier you want to wear a mask, and thanks for being conscientious,

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Is strep throat resistant to erythromycin in the u.S.?

Is strep throat resistant to erythromycin in the u.S.?

Resistance to drugs: Strep can be resistant to a great number of antibiotics that is the problem partially caused by the overuse of antibiotic for unnecessary treatments strep use to be best treated with Ampicillin but has become in many cases resistant. Only if your child is allergic to penicillin would Erythromycin or cephalosporin be used. The first choice is Ampicillin and if that is not working a switchto amox.

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What is strep throat s history?

What is strep throat s history?

?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic strep can masquerade as a lot of other illnesses. However, sore throat, sometimes fevers, frontal headache, stomach ache, vomiting and nausea, sandpapery rash are all seen.

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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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How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts. Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment.

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How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best, followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance.

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How can I cure a strep throat?

Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>.

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What to do about strep throat?

What to do about strep throat?

Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens. Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed. However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications. The only way to know if you had strep was to test it. If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them.

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How do you catch strep throat?

How do you catch strep throat?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr. Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously.

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