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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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What are the causes of strep throat?

What are the causes of strep throat?

Bacteria: Strep is caused by the streptococcal bacteria of which there are several strains. Grp a is the throat problem most of the time.Antibiotics are necessary to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake.It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting strep throat what could be the cause?

I keep getting strep throat what could be the cause?

Strep bacteria: If you indeed have strep throat, then your sore throat is caused by a bacterium called streptococcus pyogenes, which can sometimes be resistant to antibiotics. However, sore throat can be caused by a vast number of causes. Actual strep throat needs to be treated with antibiotics in order to prevent rheumatic fever. See your doc for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

Can you just get strep throat? Or have to be in contact with it

From contact: You must be exposed to strep from someone else to get it yourself. The exception is if you are a carrier. Strep carriers always have strep in their throats despite usual antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and i think i'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

Let me explain: Experts can narrow recurring strep throat down to a few factors. One is that you have simply contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic has failed for some other reason. Another possibility is that you may have a weakened immune system. Another is that you are or someone in your family is a strep carrier. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Rarely: Other stds are much more likely. Strep (group a) can cause vaginitis or perianal infections sometimes, so transfer to throat is possible. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...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