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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally. ...Read more

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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been seen. Complications may warrant additional time on meds.The kids generally stabilize on treatment within a few days & toward the end of treatment appear quite normal. ...Read more

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What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

Several: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't an injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated). ...Read more

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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine i get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney ( as opposed to bladder infections ), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

UTI: Patient can continue having symptoms even after their urine show no bacteria or white cells. There can be increased irritability of the bladder lining or muscle that may require a different kind of medication (anticholinergic). ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate -  but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

Probably not: Kidney infections usually cause fevers and back pain. If you still have some symptoms, you should go back and get retested. You may need a different antibiotic, or you might not be emptying your bladder completely when you do urinate, which is trapping bacteria in the bladder. Good luck! ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symptomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection ?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symptomatic, i.E., frequently need to urinate - but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection ?

Not necessarily: You might have a partially treated infection - majority of the bacteria have been killed but there are enough to continue to cause symptom. You may need another course of antibiotics - check with your doctor. Kidney infection generally makes you feel sicker - fever, nausea, vomiting, flank pain - because the infection is no longer contained in a confined space. ...Read more

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My kids had strep throat a couple weeks ago and now I have a kidney infection caused by the strep bacteria. Any connection ?

Maybe,maybe not: Strep come in many strains. The group b strep often seen as a cause of female uti's is not the group a that causes throat infections. You may want to clarify this with the treating doc. ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic (bladder pressure/freq urinate/back pain)but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic (bladder pressure/freq urinate/back pain)but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

Thoughts...: I'd want to know if the urine was clear looking or the urine culture clear. I would also look for other causes of your bladder pressure and back pain. Constipation can cause the symptoms you describe. Kidney infections can present with fever, one sided flank pain, painful urination and a positive urine culture, so what you're describing seems less likely to be that, but still possible. ...Read more

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What can I do about a streptococcal infection?

What can I do about a streptococcal infection?

Penicillin.: Depends, but typically antibiotics of the penicillin family should suffice. See you physician for acute infections. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for streptococcal infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

No specialist needed: Your primary care physician will be able to prescribe medication for your streptococcal infection. No specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Is a streptococcal infection more serious in the elderly?

Is a streptococcal infection more serious in the elderly?

Yes.: Any illness is more severe at the extremes of age ( neonatal/infantile period and elderly), including infections and streptococcal etiology. ...Read more

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