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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

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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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

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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age, but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight (@ 40mg/kg. ...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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If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?

If my child and I got exposed to strep throat in the daycare, how likely are we to get it within a week?

50/50: Strep is very contagious and the time period from exposure to getting the illness is between 3-7 days and sometimes a little longer. But exposure does not mean he will get it. ...Read more

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Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

Yes!!: Strep pyogenes (group a) does not care whether its victim has tonsils or not. Not only can your child get strep throat, but this should be tested for and treated, because without eradication there are post-streptococcal complications like extension of the infection to other areas, or acute rheumatic fever. Get child seen by family doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has strep throat?

How do I know if my baby has strep throat?

Fever, poor appetite: It is very unusual for an infant to get strep throat. However an older child or family member in close contact with your baby has it, it is possible. In most cases, babies with strep throat are very fussy due to the pain, may have a high fever, and decreased appetite. Every now and then babies can have vomiting and rash from strep throat. It is best to contact your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can my baby catch strep throat?

Can my baby catch strep throat?

Yes: Although there is a common misconception that babies don't get strep, they can and frequently do, especially if there are school age children in the home, or if the child attends daycare. If you think your child has a sore throat, they need to be seen. If they have a positive strep test, they require antibiotics to prevent rheumatic fever. Strep cannot be diagnosed without a strep test or culture. ...Read more

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My baby is 7 months and got strep throat. How could that be?

My baby is 7 months and got strep throat. How could that be?

Many ways: Many people with whom the baby may have been in contact may have carried strep in their throats without being ill, and by touching the baby after their mouths, transmit it to the baby. You may have it in your throat, or baby's dad. ...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 u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Can u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Yes: Tonsils are considered the home where streptococcus seeds but without tonsils one can still get strep throat although less common and less frequent. ...Read more

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Can I get a strep throat from giving oral sex?

Can I get a strep throat from giving oral sex?

Pharyngitis: The simple answer is 'no'-you can't get Strep throat just from that, but you could get it from maybe regular kissing beforehand or just being in very close contact with someone who has it, or is carrying the bacteria. Think, for example, if your partner sneezes or coughs in your direction. There are other causes of sore throat that could come up from giving oral sex- so if you have symptoms see MD ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get strep throat from impetigo?

Is it possible for me to get strep throat from impetigo?

Yes in reverse: Strep throat can spred to wounds and sore and contaminate it to cause impetigo.
Saliva/cough-hand contact-scratching skin--impetigo. ...Read more

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Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

Yes: The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off. You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx. ...Read more

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Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Yes: Yes. It is less common at this age due to less exposure, but still possible of course. This is especially true if the child has increased exposure, such as day care or older, school ages siblings. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be a bad idea to get high when you have strep throat?

Do you think it could be a bad idea to get high when you have strep throat?

Same as if not sick: Getting high while you have strep throat is "as bad" as if you didn't have strep throat. I will leave it at that. ...Read more

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Why when my daughter had strep throat I did not get it even though I shared her drinks?

Why when my daughter had strep throat I did not get it even though I shared her drinks?

It happens: Between 5-30% (time of the year)of the population can carry strep with no symptoms, ever. That is one reason it persists year round. You may never get symptoms and actually be the sourse of your daughters illness. Why some get sick and some don't is confusing. Some think it is related to strong immunity but I find young kids with little life experience can be carriers too ...Read more

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Hello, I kissed my boyfriend the day before I started having symptoms of strep throat, can he get it?

Hello, I kissed my boyfriend the day before I started having symptoms of strep throat, can he get it?

Possible: Even though the symptoms started in you a day after, the incubation period is longer, so he could be susceptible to the infection, especially if the kissing was "open mouth.". ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My buddy who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will I get sick?

Could use your help docs! My buddy who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will I get sick?

Depends: Depends how close you got to your buddy.
Strep throat is spread through the respiratory tract. If you start getting a sore throat, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vaccinal strep b?

Can a man get strep throat from giving oral sex to his female partner who has tested positive for vaccinal strep b?

No: Group A Streptococcus is the bacteria that causes infectious sore throat. Group B is usually found in genital areas of women and affects her infant during the delivery. ...Read more

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Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Possibly: If you skip one or more doses, the antibiotic may not be as effective and the bacteria may become resistant. Best thing to do is to call your Dr.'s answering service and when the on call Dr. Calls back, ask if they can call in one dose for you to take tonight. Then take your morning dose as soon as you get to work tomorrow AM. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Can performing (unprotected) fellatio cause a female to get strep throat? It seems too related to just be a coincidence but it has happened 3 times.

Doubtful: You do not provide enough information to make an informed evaluation. Where the three occasions with different or the same man? Was streptococcus isolated and/or cultured from all three pharyngitis tissues? I have never heard of an association between fellatio and strep throat. ...Read more

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I went to atlanta (in spring)and got strep throat. I bought deodarent&used itmy current one broke and I saved the one from atlanta. Will I get sick agn?

No problem: The germ of strep throat thrives in the environment of your throat where it has access to nutrients and moisture. It will not survive in the chemical rich environment of your deodorant. You will not catch strep from the deodorant.. ...Read more

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My daughter has had strep throat at least every other month this passed year. A relative of mine told me to ask to get her tested for pandas. Should I?

PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep is a relatively rare condition. The presence of frequent strep infections alone is not PANDAS- as the name implies, neuropsychiatric behaviors are the hallmark with the proper history. There is no "test" the diagnosis is based on history and physical findings alone. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...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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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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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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Can strep throat be spread from you to you child?

Can strep throat be spread from you to you child?

Yes it can: Strep thoat can be spread among family members and to other contacts. Antibiotics may decrease the risk to spread strep throat to another person. ...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

Strep Throat (Definition)

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