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How Is A 4 Month Old Tested For Strep Throat
Strep throat.: A rapid strep test can be done in the doctor's office. If the result is negative (it has about an 85% or so accuracy rate), but the doctor still suspects strep, then a throat culture can be done which is the "gold standard", and the result takes 48 hours to grow out the bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strep throat: Younger children usually present with fever, sore throat, loss of appetite, lethargy and irritability. Older ones may not have fever but most complain of sore throat, fatigue and possibly stomachache, nausea and vomiting. Infants manifest refusal to feed, irritability, lethargy and fever (often). ...Read more
See your doctor!!!: How do you know your baby has strep? Have you seen the doctor? If you see the doctor, he/she will be sure to give you the proper medicine to take care of your baby's illness. Strep throat can be easily treated with antibiotics. Please see a doctor for proper diagnosis. Don't assume its strep throat. Get an expert to advise you for the proper treatment. ...Read more
Yes: The only way to be certain a patient does or does not have strep throat is to do a culture with a good specimen. These take several days to come back. Rapid tests in the office test for only one strain but the one that usually causes strep throat and they are very accurate. In such a young child you would need objective evidence to make that determination with certainty. ...Read more
Strep or viral: The kids with sore throats eventually get over symptoms ; feel better if treated or not.Motrin helps most feel better. However, complications of untreated strep include heart, kidney or brain injury ; the risk of spreading it to others.Having a strep test done ; getting treatment if positive within 9 days of initial fever can stop most complications. ...Read more
What would be the dosage of amoxicillin for a five month old who weighs 14 pounds and has strep throat?
Antibiotic dose: Your pediatrician will figure that out for you based on how infected they feel your child is the current recommendation is between 40 -80 mg/kg/day. That would be 250-480 mg per day divided into 2 or 3 doses. The infection should be documented with a culture not just a throat swab good luck! if you have questions, see a peds ENT person or an ENT that sees kids. ...Read more
Within the last 7 weeks my 16 month old has had rsv, strep throat, constant green nasal drainage, & is now running temp of 103.2....Is this normal?Causes?
Reevaluation: No it is notnormal. The RSV virus may have lowered his resistence and consequently he develop other symptoms. Presumably, he has had green mucus more than ten days, in which case he should again be seen by the doctor to rule out a bacteril infection such as pnumonia. At the same time you might want to have his gamma globulins checked to make sure he isnt deficient. ...Read more
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