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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Group B Streptococcal Infection (Overview)

Group B Streptococcal (Streptococcus agalactiae) infection is a bacterial infection that occurs in newborns. Symptoms in the baby may include cyanosis or difficulty breathing, and must be treated quickly with antibiotics.


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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. Subir Mitra
87 doctors shared insights

Group B Streptococcal Infection (Overview)

Group B Streptococcal (Streptococcus agalactiae) infection is a bacterial infection that occurs in newborns. Symptoms in the baby may include cyanosis or difficulty breathing, and must be treated quickly with antibiotics.


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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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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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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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What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What treatments are available for group b streptococcal infections?

Penicillins: Group b streptococcal or streptococcus agalactiae infections are almost uniformly susceptable to penicillin g and Ampicillin that are the drugs used to treat infections with this organism. Gentamicin is used for synergy in serious infections. Vancomycin is used in patients with severe (type 1) hypersensitivity to penicillin. There has been increasing resistance to Erythromycin and clindamycin. ...Read more

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What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
791 doctors shared insights

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