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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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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


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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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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