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Diseases Caused By Streptococcus Thermophilus
I suspect my son has pandas. Is it harmful to give him yoghurt with streptococcus thermophilus added to it?
Probably ok...: I would agree with dr. Lurie. At this time, it appears to only be related to a certain type of strep, group a beta hemolytic streptococcus (gabhs). The link with other types of strep has not yet been made, but if a concern and looking for a good probiotic for children, I would recommend lactobacillus gg as more than 400 studies to date have proven its efficacy and safety. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more
My son is 6 yrs old and is on his 4th round of antibiotics for strep butt is it okay to give a child acidophilus dietary supplement with a streptococcus thermophilus bacteria in it? I want to try and replenish all of the good bacteria that has been and
Consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Textbookofbacteriology. Net/streptococcus.html
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Streptococcus: It is a bacteria, there are different group of this bacteria (group a, b, c...), some of them can cause pneumonia, sore throat (strep throat), urinary tract infection etc..., you can get them from someone who is already infected, or breathing droplets (droplets from sneezing, coughing) that are contains the bacteria, strep can cause, pink eye, meningitis, erysipela, "flesh-eating" infections. ...Read more
Strep complications: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterial cause of "strep throat", can invade other organ systems and cause infection in in areas around the tonsils, lymph glands in the neck, middle ear, mastoid regions, sinuses, bones, lungs (pneumonia), kidneys and liver (toxic shock syndrome). The noninfectious complications include rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis (kidneys). ...Read more
Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read more
Gingivitis: Some streptococcal species may be involved in gingival (gum) infections and these can produce bad breath. This can also result from infections in the sinuses, the back of the throat and other upper respiratory areas. The odor is that of destroyed tissue rather than products produced by the bacteria. ...Read more
If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?
Cause of what?: I do not understand your question. The cause of bacteremia is Strep Mutans unless something else comes up. Strep Mutans is found in many different places, but very commonly in the (human) mouth. You can't get rid of it entirely. It causes tooth decay. It can get into the bloodstream from dental cleaning, aggressive flossing/brushing, or small cracks on the lips or tongues (sometimes unnoticeable). ...Read more
Can streptococcus agalactiae found in ejucalate be cause of my pain during ejucalation and blood in ejucalate?
Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli
I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. Does this virus cause serious symptom? How can I get cured? Best regards!
Can't streptococcus cause pneumonia too? And if so my doc put me on azythromiycin will this treat bacterial pneumonia?
Yes: The answer to both questions is yes. ...Read more
My daughter had encephalitis. Cause for this is group a streptococcus. Aso test showed 908 lu/ml. Whether it could be pandas syndrome?
PANDAS syndrome: This rare pediatric condition producing neuropsychiatric symptoms in association with group a beta-strep infections has been well described, except that causality does not seem to have been proven. Whether your daughter's encephalitis was due to gabs infection is questionable, but a good pediatric infectious diseases expert may help explain this for you. Complex. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more
I was diagnosed infected by streptococcus mitis in semen. My semen now curdle due to my infection? Does this virus cause serious symptom?
If untreated yes: This a bacterial infection. Appropriate antibiotic treatment recommended along with what is known as a test of cure culture after treatment completed to ensure infection gone. Can affect sperm motility if not properly treated which can lead to fertility problems in the future. Please be sure you see doctor, get appropriate antibiotic treatment. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?
Silly question- can down feathers in pillows carry germs/diseases that can live/transmit to humans such as streptococcus pneumoniae?
The filling for: Pillows (even down or feathers) goes through a sterilization process before being sold. If you are referring to a used pillow that someone else had been using, it would be potentially possible to transmit infection however in the absence of moisture it is unlikely that bacteria like strep pneumoniae would survive long enough to be transmitted. ...Read more