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How do I not get strep if I am babysitting a girl with strep throat?

How do I not get strep if I am babysitting a girl with strep throat?

Strep throat: Strep is contagious through contact with saliva. So if you don't share drinks or kisses, you should be ok. ...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


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If my girl friend just found out she has strep throat and we've been kissing and I'm starting to get symptoms what can I do?

If my girl friend just found out she has strep throat and we've been kissing and I'm starting to get symptoms what can I do?

Untreated Strep: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is cured with antibiotics. Untreated Strep infections can lead to diseases of the joints, heart, kidneys and nervous system. If exposed and symptomatic, a visit to your doctor for a Strep test would be wise. ...Read more

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My baby girl has strep throat. How long does strep A survive on surfaces?

My baby girl has strep throat. How long does strep A survive on surfaces?

Take antibiotics: If she is on antibiotics then she will improve. If there is group A strep on surfaces that she is in contact with, routine cleaning should eliminate any that still is able to live on them. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Air droplets, food.: This is caused by streptococcus group a, commonly in children aged 3 and up, is spread by respiratory droplets but can be spread by food also. This accounts for about 20-40% of exudative pharyngitis in children. ...Read more

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Can babies get strep throat?

Can babies get strep throat?

Depends on situation: Babies who have close exposure to a strep carrier can develop an infection if the back of the nose & upper airway leading to high fever, loss of appetite & sometimes a rash. They can also carry the germ in the same locations without symptoms ir infection. Their tonsils are rather small & less likely to be the main focus of any strep issue until after 2 or so. ...Read more

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Help! can babies get strep throat?

Help! can babies get strep throat?

Yes: If you suspect this, get to the pediatrician right away. If at serious risk, go to the E.R.-- chop, hup, wherever is close to you . Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Can u get strep throat with no tonsills?

Yes: Tonsils are considered the home where streptococcus seeds but without tonsils one can still get strep throat although less common and less frequent. ...Read more

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Can i get a strep throat from giving oral sex?

Can i get a strep throat from giving oral sex?

Pharyngitis: The simple answer is 'no'-you can't get Strep throat just from that, but you could get it from maybe regular kissing beforehand or just being in very close contact with someone who has it, or is carrying the bacteria. Think, for example, if your partner sneezes or coughs in your direction. There are other causes of sore throat that could come up from giving oral sex- so if you have symptoms see MD ...Read more

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Could strep throat get worse after having a .Penicillin shot?

Yes: The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off.You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx. ...Read more

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Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Can infants or toddlers under 4 years of age get strep throat?

Yes: Yes. It is less common at this age due to less exposure, but still possible of course. This is especially true if the child has increased exposure, such as day care or older, school ages siblings. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be a bad idea to get high when you have strep throat?

Do you think it could be a bad idea to get high when you have strep throat?

Same as if not sick: Getting high while you have strep throat is "as bad" as if you didn't have strep throat. I will leave it at that. ...Read more

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Why when my daughter had strep throat I did not get it even though I shared her drinks?

Why when my daughter had strep throat I did not get it even though I shared her drinks?

It happens: Between 5-30% (time of the year)of the population can carry strep with no symptoms,ever.That is one reason it persists year round.You may never get symptoms and actually be the sourse of your daughters illness.Why some get sick and some don't is confusing. Some think it is related to strong immunity but I find young kids with little life experience can be carriers too ...Read more

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Hello, i kissed my boyfriend the day before i started having symptoms of strep throat, can he get it?

Hello, i kissed my boyfriend the day before i started having symptoms of strep throat, can he get it?

Possible: Even though the symptoms started in you a day after, the incubation period is longer, so he could be susceptible to the infection, especially if the kissing was "open mouth.". ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my buddy who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will i get sick?

Could use your help docs! my buddy who spent the night at my house, now has strep throat, will i get sick?

Depends: Depends how close you got to your buddy. Strep throat is spread through the respiratory tract. If you start getting a sore throat, see a physician. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

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