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What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

What are the symptoms of group b streptococcal infection?

None usually: Usually no symptoms in pregnancy but risk to baby delivered vaginally. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been seen. Complications may warrant additional time on meds.The kids generally stabilize on treatment within a few days & toward the end of treatment appear quite normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Group B streptococcal infection?

What is the definition or description of: Group B streptococcal infection?

Group B Strep: Group B Strep (or GBS) infection is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae. It can can cause serious illness (sepsis) and sometimes death, especially in newborns, the elderly, diabetics and people with weakened immune systems. If you have questions about this or other infections, you should talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic (bladder pressure/freq urinate/back pain)but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

10 days on keflex for strep b group uti, still symtomatic (bladder pressure/freq urinate/back pain)but urine clear, could this be a kidney infection?

Thoughts...: I'd want to know if the urine was clear looking or the urine culture clear. I would also look for other causes of your bladder pressure and back pain. Constipation can cause the symptoms you describe. Kidney infections can present with fever, one sided flank pain, painful urination and a positive urine culture, so what you're describing seems less likely to be that, but still possible. ...Read more

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What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

Several: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of streptococcal infection?

What are the common symptoms of streptococcal infection?

Strep throat: Can present with any combination of the following: sore throat, headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and fever. Other strep infections can present with sudden high fever, problems breathing (pneumonia), impetigo (skin infection), or lymph nodes that are swollen and very tender. ...Read more

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Are the herbal supplements that can treat a streptococcal infection?

Are the herbal supplements that can treat a streptococcal infection?

Not for Cure: There are no proven herbal cures for strep throat . There are pain remedies such as tae and honey that may help discomfort. ...Read more

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Is a streptococcal infection more serious in the elderly?

Is a streptococcal infection more serious in the elderly?

Yes.: Any illness is more severe at the extremes of age ( neonatal/infantile period and elderly), including infections and streptococcal etiology. ...Read more

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Will a streptococcal infection harm my newborn child?

Yes: As dr ferguson explained, the group b strep (gbs) infection is most often acquired during vaginal birth, leading to early onset disease within 6 days of birth. But if the gbs is acquired from nursery personnel, the symptoms of infection may lay dormant until the second week of life. ...Read more

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Why doesn't injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

It's not alive: Streptokinase is an enzyme that dissolves blood clots. It is not the bacteria streptococcus which is probably what confuses you. ...Read more

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Why doesn't injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

No bacteria : Streptokinase does not contain any live strep bacteria. You have to have the bacteria to have the infection. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't an injection of streptokinase cause a streptococcal infection?

No bacteria in shot: Streptokinase injections don't contain actual strep bacteria (or any other bacteria unless it is contaminated). ...Read more

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How does a child contract scarlet fever streptococcal infection?

How does a child contract scarlet fever streptococcal infection?

Other people: Strep is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another by mucous droplets. Strep is quite contagious and easily spread from one to another. ...Read more

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What can I do about a streptococcal infection?

Penicillin.: Depends, but typically antibiotics of the penicillin family should suffice. See you physician for acute infections. ...Read more

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What are the tests for streptococcal infection?

Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can a streptococcal infection induce a miscarriage?

Can a streptococcal infection induce a miscarriage?

What's Infected?: A vaginal infection certainly increases risk to the fetus. A urinary tract infection not so much and a lung or skin infection is unlikely to cause risk unless the infection gets bad enough to cause sepsis/shock. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for streptococcal infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

No specialist needed: Your primary care physician will be able to prescribe medication for your streptococcal infection. No specialist is needed. ...Read more

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What is the vaccine for streptococcal infection called?

What is the vaccine for streptococcal infection called?

No Strep Vaccine: There is not yet a vaccine available for strep infections. Only ongoing research. ...Read more

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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Been on nitrourantoin for a bladder/kidney infection for 4 days still got back pain and fever & flu symptoms when will i get better?

Did they do C&S on: The urine .Culture and sensitivity report on the urine, if they did , the result should be out by this time and they could change the antibiotic for you which will hopefully make better. ...Read more

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I've been having lower back pain and body aches with a sinus infection. I've had many sinus infections in the past but never had these symptoms before?

I've been having lower back pain and body aches with a sinus infection. I've had many sinus infections in the past but never had these symptoms before?

Sinusitis: If you have been diagnosed with this by your physician, it is best to talk to her. However, muscle aches can accompany sinus infections and also fatigue is a common one. However, being examined by your physician is recommended for the back pain since it is a new issue. ...Read more

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What can be the symptoms of a urinary track infection? Having constant itching on the outside of the vagina having middle back pain. No discharge. What can this be?

What can be the symptoms of a urinary track infection? Having constant itching on the outside of the vagina having middle back pain. No discharge. What can this be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Hot flushes, headaches and lower back pain 3 weeks after surgical abortion. Is this a sign of new pregnancy or an infection?

Hot flushes, headaches and lower back pain 3 weeks after surgical abortion. Is this a sign of new pregnancy or an infection?

See your gyn: Hi Either see your gyn or primary care doctor. And in the meantime, how about some form of birth control?! Best of luck. ...Read more

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