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Is there any vaccination available for streptococcal pharyngitis?

Is there any vaccination available for streptococcal pharyngitis?

No: There is no vaccine available for strep throat. However, one should take the annual flu vaccine to prevent the flu. Mild cases of the flu can look like strep throat, with some fever, nausea, and sore throat. If one takes the flu vaccine, he usually won't catch the flu. So, he is less likely to end up at the doctor's office with mild flu symptoms, trying to see if he has the flu, strep, or a cold. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What are the risks of oral sex with streptococcal pharyngitis?

What are the risks of oral sex with streptococcal pharyngitis?

None, but...: Strep throat is only mildly contagious, and once you've been diagnosed and hopefully treatment has begun, risk of transmission is minimal. Be sure you do get it treated, as there's a danger to the kidneys later and even more serious to the heart. Rheumatic fever is a devastating disease preventable by treating strep throat. ...Read more

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How long does it take for streptococcal pharyngitis to grow on agar in petri dishes?

How long does it take for streptococcal pharyngitis to grow on agar in petri dishes?

Up to 2 days: Generally if it hasn't grown in 2 days or less then it is not going to. A throat culture would be considered negative after no growth in 48 hours. ...Read more

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Are rheumatic fever, streptococcal pharyngitis, and anaphylactoid reaction related?

Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a sequella of a group a streptococcal infection such as pharyngitis. An anaphylactoid reaction is one that mimics a true anaphalytic reaction but has nothing to do with the other 2 conditions you listed. ...Read more

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Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a post-infectious immune response to group a streptococcus. The purpose of taking antibiotics is to prevent further spread of the infection to others as well as to stop the immune cycle. ...Read more

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How does skin infection and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

The Immune system: Fights the initial infection (skin or throat) by making antibodies to parts of the bacteria. After the infection is fought off, a combination of the antibodies and the bacterial components left over form a new complex that is toxic to the part of the kidney that filters them. Only certain strains of streptococcus will cause psgn. ...Read more

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How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

See your doctor &: get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. salt/1 cup water, Popsicles ( not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more

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Is a 100.1 temp high with pharyngitis ?

No: actual fever is defined as a temp above 100.4; fever is a natural defense mechanism of the body. Unless you feel very uncomfortable I suggest not taking ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Make sure u hydrate well though as u lose fluids via sweating and fever. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more