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Group B Strep Symptoms In Adults
OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more
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
Yes: Although I would consider it 'over kill' since Group B Strep is easy to kill. The doctor should have a 'culture report' that says what antibiotics are effective against the germ, so you might want to call if you've not yet got your prescription filled. (Amoxicillin would have been just fine for example). In some ways, it's nice to 'save' the spectrum of activity -and target the germ more precisely ...Read more
Diagnosed with strep Group G. I get frequent sore throats. Any more info on specific group G strep?
That's odd.: The streptococcus subtype that they usually look for in the throat is group A or strep pyrogenes. That's the one that if untreated sometimes leads to rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. The group B variety is sometimes found in mother's vaginas just prior to delivery and if she is giving birth by the vaginal route the newborn can contract either respiratory distress syndrome or meningitis. ...Read more
Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the skin anywhere. It is not transmitted or spread from person to person as it is a normal bacterial flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Group B strep can be a normal finding in the intestinal germ profile. It has little significance unless it invades the lungs/blood of a newborn during or after delivery but occasionally causes some UTI's in women. To get to the intestines it will enter through the mouth/throat. I wouldn't sweat it and wonder why someone would bother to report it. ...Read more
Group b infection: Newborn can get group b strep infection either during passage through birth canal or after birth coming in contact with an adult carrier of this bacteria the infection quickly spreads into the blood stream and can make the newborn really sick and has to be treated with IV antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more
Rare in USA: Common in the 3rd world leading mainly to corneal changes and diminution of vision. Usually in children who have diets restricted in vitamin a. Easily correct with teas made from vitamin a containing herbs found growing wild locally but hampered by ignorance and poor distribution of knowledge of this remedy. ...Read more
Strep Throat: Group A Strep is the cause of many sore throats. The body does form antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the organism. There are many different types of Group A strep which makes complete immunity rare. With some strains of strep there is a cross reactivity with heart valves leading to Rheumatic Heart Disease. Checking for strep and being treated is a good idea. ...Read more
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.
Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more
Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?
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