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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can babies get strep throat?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. John Thaler
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
36 years in practice
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Help! can babies get strep throat?

Dr. John Thaler
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
36 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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My 5m old tested positive for strep throat but I was told babies can't get strep throat?

Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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My 5m old tested positive for strep throat but I was told babies can't get strep throat?

They can: It is very rare for a baby to have strep throat, but possible. Follow your doctors advise. ...Read more

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Dr. Julius Sherwinter
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Dr. Julius Sherwinter
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Infant strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is less common in children under 1 year, but does occur and can cause disease. If strep pharyngitis is diagnosed in an infant 6-12 months of age, it should be treated. Amoxicillin, in a dose of 40-50 mg/kg is a good choice (assuming there are no drug allergies). ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Yes: Although uncommon for babies to be diagnosed with strep throat, certainly anything is possible! strep is generally passed from one victim to another by direct contact or through infected droplets of naso-oral secretions. Most caretakers are cautious around newborns, understanding that these little ones can be at risk. But, if dad--with strep throat--"parked" junior's pacifier in his mouth, well... ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can a four month old baby get strep throat already?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can a four month old baby get strep throat already?

Yes: Strep throat can infect anybody at virtually any age. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Can my baby get RSV from someone who has strep throat?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Can my baby get RSV from someone who has strep throat?

No: Impossible unless that person also has an RSV infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
27 years in practice
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Can my baby get RSV from someone who is on antibiotics for strep throat?

Dr. Mark Patterson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
27 years in practice
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Can my baby get RSV from someone who is on antibiotics for strep throat?

No: You are talking about 2 completely different diseases. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is a respiratory virus which can cause bronchiolitis in babies. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria, group a strep. An antibiotic can treat a bacterial, but not a viral infection. However, both are contagious, so good hygiene is important to minimize spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is it possible to get strep throat and cold in the same time.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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