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Group B Streptococcal Infection Strep Throat
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
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
I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)
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
Yes: That is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, there should be no relationship between a tongue ring and those other conditions. ...Read more
Does strep throat happen because of an infection literally in the throat? Or are the pathogens somewhere else?
My son has a strep skin infection &my hubby was just diagnosed with Strep throat. I went to Drfor UTI and was put on Bactrium. Should I be worried?
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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