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Does Contact With Strep Throat Cause Strep Throat
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intake of germ: Exposure occurs daily in most populated settings since as many as 20% can carry the germ without symptoms in some seasons. To develop symptomatic disease, you must first be susceptable (a complex individual issue). You must also encounter a transfer event, where the germ moves from the source to your mouth. Through a kiss, off contaminated fingers, etc. It moves in & lives in your mucous & you get sick ...Read more
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
It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects. The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more
Yes in certain cases: Cellulitis does not "cause" strep throat. However, both cellulitis and strep throat can be caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (group a strep, aka gas). Gas produces different toxins resulting in symptoms such as fever, malaise, very red skin, and low blood pressure. Both these infections must be treated aggressively, with penicillin remaining the drug of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been in contact w someone every day & he's suspected to have strep throat (I have no symptoms) can I still contract strep from contact with him?
No, unless: No, unless you have kissed him or shared utensils, drinking glass, etc. ...Read more
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