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How Do You Get Group Strep B
Nature: Group b strep (gbs) is a naturally occuring bacteria in the environment. It can live in the intestines of 20-25% of all individuals and in general does not cause any issues. It can however, cause an infection in the womb (uterus) during pregnancy, particularly during labor. Therefore, a woman who is known to be gbs positive is treated with antibiotics in labor to protect the baby. ...Read more
A bacteria: Group b strep is a type of bacteria that grows on the skin and in your vagina. It can cause an infection in the baby so all women are screened for colonization in the third trimester and treated with antibiotics during labor if the screen is positive. You get it from other people who are colonized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Group B: Germs are a common part of our existence many types inhabit our body. Some in our poo help our digestion. Some do nothing. Some can cause problems under specific conditions. U getgbs from the environment. It tends to occupy the lower female genital tract (1/3 have it at any point).If it is there during labor & delivery, it can invade a baby causing infection or do nothing at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Group B: Germs are a common part of our existence many types inhabit our body. Some in our poo help our digestion. Some do nothing. Some can cause problems under specific conditions. U getgbs from the environment. It tends to occupy the lower female genital tract (1/3 have it at any point).If it is there during labor & delivery, it can invade a baby causing infection or do nothing at all. ...Read more
Ignore it: Group B strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, I would ignore the germ. ...Read more
Diagnosed with group B strep infection? How did I get this? What are symptoms? I have a lot of watery/bloody discharge during sex. Related?
Common pest: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. If you have urinary symptoms antibiotic treatment may be helpful, but rarely eliminates this germ permanently ...Read more
Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae. It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most
common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants. ...Read more
Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can I pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and I got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to
Yes you can get or give herpes through saliva
and yes it can stay dormant for years without any symptoms and individuals called carriers, a weakening immune system may cause the viruse to be active like depression or any physical illness can trigger the outbreak. ...Read more
Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)
? group B not A?: Group B strep is not a throat pathogen. It occasionally causes UTI's in women or sepsis in newborns but is not a throat pathogen. Some kids/adults carry strep A year round & would never be clear. If the docs have assessed the kid & feel surgery is okay, they know more than your limited post can provide. If they consider it safe, I have no reason to object to that idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with strep Group G. I get frequent sore throats. Any more info on specific group G strep?
That's odd.: The streptococcus subtype that they usually look for in the throat is group A or strep pyrogenes. That's the one that if untreated sometimes leads to rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. The group B variety is sometimes found in mother's vaginas just prior to delivery and if she is giving birth by the vaginal route the newborn can contract either respiratory distress syndrome or meningitis. ...Read more
Diagnosed with strep group g. Given 5 day z pack. Is strep g different than strep a? And would z pack get rid of it or could it be recurring issue.
Is different.: Group A strep is the type that causes rheumatic fever and so that always needs to be treated. The others groups of strep don't. Some don't even treat them as they get better on their own. Some do, so you get better quicker. Z-paks are not as effective as penicillins in treating strep. We double the dose in kids with Grp A, but it may help an adult in that dose, esp. With grp G. ...Read more
Endemic: Group b strep (gbs) is present in or on the body of almost everyone. For pregnancy care we obtain a culture of the vagina, perineum, and anus at about 35 to 37 weeks to determine if gbs is present - which it is about 1/3 of the time. The gbs is present in the bowel in most people and it can travel to the vaginal and even sometimes cause bladder infections when it gets into the bladder. ...Read more
Irritated throat: With strep throat, the "skin" (mucous membrane) is very inflamed and tender (friable). The swab can easily scratch this lining and you can have a bit of bleeding. You should not have much and it should stop quickly. If the swab was much rougher than you have experienced before, then the person who swabbed your throat needs to be re-trained and tell your doc, or the lab director ...Read more
Is it normal to do the group strep b with one swab for both ends? Inserted swab into front area and then swiped back area with the same swab.
Yes. We use the same: Swab for front & back of throat and both tonsils on each side. The idea is to swab as big an area as we can to obtain the specimen or microorganism. ...Read more
We all have different bacteria that live normally on our skin. About 15-20% of women have group b strep (gbs) on their genital area skin. It is not a std.
Group b strep is a bacteria that usually doesn't affect the mother but sometimes can cause serious infections in the baby if the mother does not get antibiotics in labor.
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See answer: Strep F is Streptococcus anginosus. Strep F is a component of normal human bacterial flora and is found normally in the mouth, throat, sinuses, vagina and feces. It can cause infections, more often in immunocompromised or seriously ill patients. It is prone to cause abscesses, particularly the liver and brain. It normally doesn't cause tonsillitis (a strep throat)or pharyngitis. ...Read more