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I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

I have a sore throat, fever, and white patches on my tonsils. My throat culture came back as group b strep. How does one treat group b strep?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a prescription. See this site for more info. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/groupbstrep/index. Html.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Throat Culture (Definition)

This is usually done when a throat infection is suspected. One will take a swab of the throat and then place the swab in culture medium. This will then be grown on a culture plate to determine if/what type of bacteria is causing the infection. Both viruses and bacteria ...Read more


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I have a very sore throat and ulcers on my uvula and tonsils. My culture showed group b strep. And my doc says I don't need an antibiotic. Still hurts?

I have a very sore throat and ulcers on my uvula and tonsils. My culture showed group b strep. And my doc says I don't need an antibiotic. Still hurts?

Find another doctor: I would treat you with antibiotics. Even if your primary infection is viral I have found that antibiotics can help prevent bacterial superinfection.

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How are group a & group b strep throat different?

How are group a & group b strep throat different?

Streptococci A & B: Here is a good article that addresses your question: http://www. Drgreene. Com/articles/streptococcus/.

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What are the differences between group a & group b strep throat?

What are the differences between group a & group b strep throat?

In Newborns..: Dr gallant's answer is correct except for a newborn infant. If they have grp b strep it desperately needs antibiotic therapy as it can be life threatening. Thus if an expectant mom has grp b vaginal strep they recieve antibiotice immediately before delivery.

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What do you suggest if I'm diagnosed with group b strep in the throat. Is this even possible?

Peculiar diagnosis: Most labs would not go past confirming or excluding group A strep.Group B is an occasional benign visitor to the human GI tract, occasionally causes UTI's in women and deadly infection in newborns. I would consider it a novelty, but not worth much attention. Oral treatment of GBS carrier state in women has not been found useful in preventing neonatal disease.

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Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Antibiotics: Hi
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger".

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Can you have a UTI when urinalysis negative, but urine culture positive for group b strep?

Can you have a UTI when urinalysis negative, but urine culture positive for group b strep?

Perhaps......: The finding of bacteria in the urine without accompanying symptoms is referred to as asymptomatic bacteriuria. Whether or not to treat this should be discussed with your physician, especially if you are pregnant.

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What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis culture positive for group b strep?

What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis culture positive for group b strep?

Infection: If you had an amniocentesis and the fluid grows goup b strep it means that there is possible infection. I hope your doctor has called you about this result, discussed t with you, and suggested a treatment plan.

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I tested 3+ for Group B strep after a stool culture, is this serious?

I tested 3+ for Group B strep after a stool culture, is this serious?

No: GBS is considered a normal finding in stool. It is an occasional cause of UTI's in women. It is most worrisome if present in the genitals of a pregnant woman near the time of delivery, when it can cause severe infections in a newborn.

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Since 2013 urine cultures show group b strep 50000-100000. Delivered 2 babies gbs+ for both. Is this somethig that will always show in my urine? Harm?

Since 2013 urine cultures show group b strep 50000-100000. Delivered 2 babies gbs+ for both. Is this somethig that will always show in my urine? Harm?

Maybe/not: GBS is an incidental finding in the poop of everyone. Because of the structure of the genitals it is a common contaminant of the female genital tract. As many as a 3rd of women carry it off & on at any given time. Other that a risk for vulnerable newborns and the occasional UTI it is considered benign. Oral meds will not eradicate it, which is why they are given IV during labor.

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Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.

Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.

GBS: Many adults may carry group b streptococcus (gbs) in their body with symptoms. However some adults can develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) from gbs. Continue to see your doctor for treatment of your uti.

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Can a positive urine culture with group b strep, but normal urinalysis confirm a UTI? Or likely to not be a UTI?

Can a positive urine culture with group b strep, but normal urinalysis confirm a UTI? Or likely to not be a UTI?

Confirm a UTI: Group B strep is usually a gut bacteria. If there are symptoms such as burning on urination foul-smelling urine for the positive culture it is most likely a urinary tract infection. Urinalysis probably would show a positive leukocyte esterase test. The culture is usually the goal stand it if it is greater than 100, 000 colonies.

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for 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.

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I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

Your question is???: You have not asked a specific question.Group b strep will occasionally cause a UTI in women and women with a UTI may have a small amount of blood in their urine. Please confer with your pcp about treatment and the findings you cite.

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Positive strep throat culture, is floxacin an antibiotic for this?

Positive strep throat culture, is floxacin an antibiotic for this?

Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but I find no listing for strep throat. It is not used in kids and rarely used in most simple infections. Since strep is universally sensitive to the penicillins, and other inexpensive medications, it is one I would never use for strep throat.

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Is it still possible to have strep throat even if throat culture is negative?

Is it still possible to have strep throat even if throat culture is negative?

Probably viral: A throat culture is considered the "gold standard" when it comes to diagnosing strep throat. It is very accurate and specific to strep throat. It is more likely that you have a viral throat infection. It should last around 5-7 days. Ibuprofen, salt water gargles and rest should help.

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Took a throat culture today and said I either have strep throat or mono. How will I know which one I have?

One or Other or Both: You can't have either a strep throat or mononucleosis. You can have one or the other or both. A rapid strep test or a throat culture will tell whether or not you have a strep throat. A mono spot test or ebv antibody panel will show whether or not you have mono. If you have both do not take Ampicillin or Amoxicillin because either will cause a rash 90% of the time.

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Group B Strep (Definition)

Group b streptococcus is a bacteria. Many men and women are carriers of gbs. Gbs is significant in pregnancy, because having gbs that is untreated can cause illness to a newborn. Gbs is not a significant infection in the mother, she is treated only to ...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