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Group B Strep In Throat Culture
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?
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
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?
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. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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". Read more
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. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Is 3x500 mg for 28 dy Amoxicillin effective for treating Group B Strep Infection found using semen culture? Original sympom: reduced ejaculate volume.
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. Read more
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 more
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.
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. Read more
My son has strep as I just did a throat culture given to me. He is an 82 pound, 11 year old boy. What should his dosage of amoxicillin be?
Be seen: He should see his physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. Read more
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. Read more