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What can I do about a streptococcal infection?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for streptococcal infection?

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Probiotics, yogurt: 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

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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

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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

Could be mono: It is possible to have mononucleosis. This is an EB viral infection. Often times group a strep and mono we'll go together. I suggest that you be tested for mononucleosis. The tonsils are still huge it may even be necessary for consult with a ENT physician. ...Read more

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Are streptococcal infections serious?

Are streptococcal infections serious?

Can Be: 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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Are there any successful preventative methods to combat streptococcal b infection?

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

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I have an donated organ, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

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

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What causes streptococcal infections?

Bacteria: Streptococcus, a bacteria, causes these infections and can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which can be permanent, if the strep is untreated with antibiotics. See your doctor if worried about strep. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

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