Doctor insights on:
Medicine For Streptococcal Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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
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
Culture: Swab taken for culture specifically for gbs. ...Read more
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
Yes: If treated right?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No Strep Vaccine: There is not yet a vaccine available for strep infections. Only ongoing research. ...Read more
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
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
Any home remedies 4 a yeast infection? Just finished antibiotics (strep) and quite positive I have a yeast infection can't get 2 drug store right now.
Whenever you are given antibiotics, make sure to take probiotics, yogurt & kefir.
Kefir is a Russian yogurt full of good bacteriae. Antibiotics abolish good & the bad bacteriae ...Read more
Will strep throat go away completely if treated with azithromycin? Is there a chance that medicine will not get rid of infection?
Possibility: Strep should be gone if you took the same dose for 5 days. Sometimes though strep does recover after you finish medicine and strikes again. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I was given penicillin for an ear infection and my tonsils were extremely swollen; I tested negative for strep type A. I finished my 10 days of medicine and my tonsils are still pretty large but no sore throat or fever. It's awkward to drink
Wash hands: Wash your hands often, just like we do in healthcare. Try to avoid sick individuals, and if you're ill, stay home from work and keep your workmates healthy. Stay healthy, eat well, exercise. Same ol' same ol'. ...Read more
Immune status?: If you are on immune suppressive therapy after your transplant, any significant infection can cause serious complications. I would encourage you to speak with your transplant team, even if it has been some time since the transplant, or an infectious disease doctor, both of which can give good advise about your current immune status and risks from specific infections. Remember to get your flu shot! ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Streptococcal infection
- Is back pain a symptom of group b streptococcal infection?
- Does group b streptococcal infection cause endocarditis?
- Can streptococcal infections make me sterile?
- Medicine for urinary tract infection
- Is pelvic pain a symptom of group b streptococcal infection?