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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can strep throat be treated completely by taking co azithromycin 250 for five days? This antibiotic is harmful to my baby? I am 35 weeks.
Yes: Antibiotics are generally safe for unborn babies. Your doctor wouldn't have given it to you otherwise. Don't worry and rest up! ...Read more
Are antibiotics too often over-prescribed? Sometimes the Dr. will say, "strep test negative but take these pills anyway."
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
I have a refill of antibiotics cause of strep, theres a refill on the bottle, am i supposed to take that too or save it in case i need it?
Refills: Check with your physician if you are feeling well after the first course you might no need the refill. ...Read more
This warrants: Re-eval and should be re-cultured.Get a more detailed answer ›
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