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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.

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

What are the tests for group b streptococcal infection?

Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs.

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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.

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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.

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Is pelvic pain a symptom of a yeast infection?

Is pelvic pain a symptom of a yeast infection?

Not usually: Make an appointment to be seen. Yeast infections typically cause itching and is very uncomfortable and annoying. Pelvic pain is more concerning and may indicate a different infection.

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feeling very itchy on my vulva also I was experiencing pelvic pain. The doctor did an pelvic exam but the result showed I didn't have no sign of an infection or STD.?

feeling very itchy on my vulva also I was experiencing pelvic pain. The doctor did an pelvic exam but the result showed I didn't have no sign of an infection or STD.?

See OB: In my opinion, patient symptoms are sometimes more important than test results. You need to have a full urine and blood sexually transmitted disease screen and a swab sent, last menstrual period and checking for pregnancy/ectopic pregnancy, depending on exam you may benefit from transvaginal ultrasound to rule out ovarian cysts and hysteroscopy by OB to check inside your uterus if necessary goodlk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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