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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
Ask your doctor: If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else. ...Read more
Recent data suggests: Although the benefits of treating non-GAS pharyngitis is unproven, clinicians may want to consider treating patients with proven or presumptive non-GAS pharyngitis who fail to respond to symptomatic therapy or who are at increased risk for sequelae of group B or group C streptococcal infections, such as those patients who are or have close contact with pregnant women, neonates, and elderly. ...Read more
Depends: Strep a has been universally sensitive to the penicillin drugs & treatment within 9 days of first fever stops progression to the antibody production that can cause rheumatic fever. Sometimes total eradication from the throat is difficult but not considered a true failure. Erythromycin is one med that has seen true strep resistance in some parts of the world. ...Read more
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