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Do Vaginal Exams Increase Risk Of Fetal Group B Strep
GBS: Group b strep (gbs) is one of many bacteria that live on most people's body. When it lives on or around the vaginal area, a newborn baby has a higher risk of getting in or on the body. Unfortunately, gbs can be deadly to a newborn. Please talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored, tested& treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. Discuss your concerns with ob. ...Read more
I have had several boils. And toId Im a Group B Strep colonizer. Is that the cause? If not what should I do?
Skin abscesses are : usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Some heal on their own if you put warm compresses on them 4-5 times/day before & after the pus drains out. Even if you take a full course of antibiotics, when a few " staph" germs remain under the skin after it heals over, they can overgrow & re-form an abscess. See www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001474.htm for prevention & treatment. ...Read more
Does not matter: If you are beta strep + once u automatically get treated with antibiotics with your next labor, whether you are + or not because sometimes the culture can miss a + one so the rule is once you have been + then u get antibiotics anyway but u will still be tested no big deal. ...Read more
Get straight answer: Please forgive my frankness. You can't go through life being "allergic to most antibiotics". What REALLY happens? Mild side effects aren't allergy. Sooner or later, you're likely to be seriously sick and REALLY need an antibiotic; and it's time to sort with your physician now to decide which allergies are genuine. Is this a strep B infection that needs Rx? Insist on a straight answer from your Dr. ...Read more
OB/peds have protocl: Gbs carriage is common & ob's & peds have protocols (patterns) they follow to provide worthwhile testing & surveillance to guide treatment.Only a portion of gbs exposed infants will have any need for medication.If mom comes in during labor they usually receive abx in an IV to kill off the germ.That seems effective enough to reduce the need to rx the baby.Discuss with your concerns/ pediatrician. ...Read more
I have an UTI caused by group b strep and was prescribed amoxicilion. Approximately when should I be feeling some relief from symptoms?
24 hrs: The medicine should take effect and you should begin relief of symptoms within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more
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