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How does strep throat lead a child to post streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

How does strep throat lead a child to post streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Antibodies: The body makes antibodies to the strep which cross react with the kidneys and the body attacks it's own tissue when the immune system is tricked. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

Of Course: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.With your wife, depends upon how close... ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

Possibly: There are some people who develop joint problems with strep infections, though usually they are younger than you and the condition occurs long after the infection. However, if this is on both sides and is limiting your activity, you should check with the doctor who diagnosed the infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

Throat culture: is the most specific means to determining the exact cause of a sore throat. Rapid tests such as throat swabs will detect Strep infections with 80% accuracy, but will provide no information about a specific viral cause. Blood tests may be helpful in determining if antibiotics are warranted. Be wary of those who diagnose a throat infection by sight alone. ...Read more

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My son has a strep infection on his bottom, can we get strep throat from that?

Depends: Which strep? Group A strep is the common cause of throat infections and is occasionally seen as a perianal skin infection.In theory if the germ contaminates the kids clothing and gets on your hands it could pass & cause strep throat. There is a strep B that is a common germ in poop at any age.It occasionally causes UTI's in women & can be a problem during childbirth but is otherwise benign ...Read more

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What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...Read more

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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


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more