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Should an elevated strep. Titer be treated with antibiotics?

Should an elevated strep. Titer be treated with antibiotics?

No: This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active.So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor. If your child is sick and has a positive throat culture , yes antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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When is a strep. Titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?

When is a strep. Titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?

Varies: The results vary from laboratory to laboratory, and the results usually indicate the "normal" levels for that lab. The aso test does not predict if complications will occur following a streptococcal infection, nor do they predict the type or severity of the disease. If symptoms of rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis are present, an elevated aso level may be used to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I tested + for strep b via culture after giving it to a girlfriend, but have zero symptoms. As a carrier, should I still be treated with antibiotics?

I tested + for strep b via culture after giving it to a girlfriend, but have zero symptoms. As a carrier, should I still be treated with antibiotics?

Maybe: Carrier state can be hard to eradicate--both partners would need to be treated, otherwise, they will keep giving the infection to each other. The most serious issue is group b strep and newborn infection. Make sure other infections are being checked for. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Are there any alternatives to a strep antibiotic?

Risk to Great: Antibiotics prevent the serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease which may cause permanant heart trouble.Yes one may get better with no medicine, but is it worth the risk of these problems. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure strep without an antibiotic, and what should I eat?

What can be done to cure strep without an antibiotic, and what should I eat?

Bad Idea: You can treat symptoms with warm salt water gargles or gargling with aloe vera juice but you need antibiotics to prevent severe complications. ...Read more