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My Son Has Strep Throat Will I Get It
29 y/o (160 lbs- 5'10")son has strep throat, taking 500 mg Amoxicillin but prescribed for only 8 days, is that enough to get rid of infection?
Depends: Which strep? Group A strep is the common cause of throat infections and is occasionally seen as a perianal skin infection.In theory if the germ contaminates the kids clothing and gets on your hands it could pass & cause strep throat. There is a strep B that is a common germ in poop at any age. It occasionally causes UTI's in women & can be a problem during childbirth but is otherwise benignSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5yr old son has extremely dry skin on his feet, its starting to really peel. He got a real high fever from strep throat, and that brought on a rash, that lead to the dry skin. Wanting to know what I can get to help his dry feet
Often: Often times when a person has strep throat they develop a rash. This rash is caused by a toxin that's released by the strep bacteria. It sounds like that rash has subsided and has left behind the characteristic dry peeling skin. Don't worry this is the normal course for this type of rash and the peeling and dryness should subside completely after about 10 days or so. In the mean time keep his skin clean and moisturized. Try thick emollient creams, they usually come in a jar, or plain vaseline. Be patient; in time he will be completely back to normal.See 1 more doctor answer
My son has strep throat, he is now showing symptoms of a head cold He said his head hurts when he shakes it and hurts most of the time, is this normal?
My son has strep throat again for the third time in 2 1/2 months. Do you think this warrants for his tonsils to come out. Has an appt w/Ent?
Best opinion frm ENT: But think about it, would you want to be that sick every few weeks?See 1 more doctor answer
My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy?
Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might.See 1 more doctor answer
I feel very scared & guilty my son had an untreated strep throat that went away 6 weeks ago. How long until it is completely behind us I worry everyday.?
Hard to say: The earliest problems with untreated strep often come up within the first 2 wks & effect the kidneys. Rheumatic fever/heart & brain effects are more likely to be 4-6 weeks out from the first fever. Either way, as you pass the 6 wk marker without known issues you may have been lucky. The estimated attack rate for major complications of untreated disease is 1-2%. Subtle effects may appear later.See 1 more doctor answer
My son was diagnosed with strep throat fri its monday and he's still running a temp is this normal?
I've had strep throat 3x this yr and I am afraid I have it again. My son is 4 and has also had it several times. Can we take something to prevent?
Strep thorat: You are probably a carrier of goup a streptococcus bacteria that causes strep throat, one of the recommnedations for recurrent infection (more than three episodes in a year) is tonsillectomy, the episodes of infection lensens over time regardless the measure taken to prevent it, treatment with antibiotics is not recommend to prevent recurrence either.See 1 more doctor answer
Let him eat: It is not uncommon for children with strep throat to experience abdominal pain because of inflammation of peritoneal lymph nodes (on the lining of the bowel). If he is not nauseated by this and is expressing hunger, feed him bland foods or start with liquids to see how well he tolerates it.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Strep A is primarily treated with antibiotics to prevent a later transition that some have to Rheumatic fever.This condition can injure the heart, brain while some have kidney damage. Strep C does not have this potential and in many will produce a mild self healing process. If it were moderate or severe antibiotics might be indicated to aid the body in reducing/clearing the infection.
Strep or viral: The kids with sore throats eventually get over symptoms ; feel better if treated or not.Motrin helps most feel better. However, complications of untreated strep include heart, kidney or brain injury ; the risk of spreading it to others. Having a strep test done ; getting treatment if positive within 9 days of initial fever can stop most complications.
My son just recently had strep throat and now he has these large bumps on his tongue. Can u tell me what us that?
Possibly normal: If they are on the back of his tongue and they do not hurt, then this is normal. We all have several very large taste buds (called vallate papilla) on the back of our tongues, but rarely realize they are there. Now that you are "looking" because of the strep throat you are noticing these taste buds. If they do hurt then have him reevaluated by his doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin. He weighs 25lbs. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day. Too much?
Yes, it is: It is not prudent to treat your own son unless you are a physician. If you have the results that are positive for strep, at least call or visit your pediatrician. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
How many episodes of strep throat should a child have in a year before considering removing tonsils? My son has had strep 5 times in a year
My 8 yr son has been diagnosed with positive strep throat a few days ago, he's better now but he feels a ball like sensation when he swallows?
Return to Doctor NOW: Typically Strep Throat infection improves greatly within a few days after starting antibiotics. Persistence of swallowing symptoms suggests there could be complications such as incomplete response to medication (unlikely for simple strep throat), presence of another infection, or tonsillar abcess (serious). Return to doctor NOW for re-evaluation to determine cause for persistence of symptoms.
My son tested slightly +ive for strep throat Fri. He has been taking amoxicillin 3xs a day. He is still complaining of headaches. Is this normal?
Slight positive is: Positive so he does have strep and is in his third day of treatment. You would expect his symptoms to improve by the fourth or fifth day so he is still in the window for persistent discomfort. He should not, however, be worsening. If he is, return to your doctor.
My son was diagnosed w/ strep throat @ beginning of bronchitis. Is bronchitis a virus? How long is the incubationfor these 2? I have 2 other kids.
Bacterial: Strep is bacterial sounds like may have viral also causing bronchitis. Viral incubation is typically 3-7 days.
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