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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/. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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

Treat group A: Group a strep should be treated with antibiotics to prevent potential complications. No treatment is required for group b strep. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

Probably safe: because Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should take care of any residual strep infection. Make sure that surgeon knows about your concern before the operation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Group b strep in throat. Not pregnant. Is that possible?

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

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with group c strep throat. He is coughing now. Does he need an antibiotic ?

Depends: Strep A is primarily treated with antibiotics to prevent a later transition that some have to Rheumatic fever.This condition can injure the heart, brain while some have kidney damage. Strep C does not have this potential and in many will produce a mild self healing process.If it were moderate or severe antibiotics might be indicated to aid the body in reducing/clearing the infection. ...Read more

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What is a group b strep test?

What is a group b strep test?

Culture for bacteria: Group b streptococcus is a bacteria present in the vagina and rectum in approximately 20% of women. The test involves a qtip swab of the vagina and rectum to see if the bacteria is present. This is usually done around the 35th week of pregnancy. If positive you will need antibiotics during labor to protect the baby from infection. ...Read more

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What to do about group b strep!!?

What to do about group b strep!!?

Ignore it: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more