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How to remove strep?

How to remove strep?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic tx is essential if you have strep to prevent complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How do u get strep b?

How do u get strep b?

Endemic: Group b strep (gbs) is present in or on the body of almost everyone. For pregnancy care we obtain a culture of the vagina, perineum, and anus at about 35 to 37 weeks to determine if gbs is present - which it is about 1/3 of the time. The gbs is present in the bowel in most people and it can travel to the vaginal and even sometimes cause bladder infections when it gets into the bladder. ...Read more

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What is latent strep?

What is latent strep?

Late onset Strep: In terms of INFANTS, late onset Group B Strep is an infection that infants develop from one week to 3 months after birth, presumably from being birthed from a Group B Strep untreated mother. This infection causes serious blood and spinal fluid infections. In older children and adults, you may be referring to being Group A Strep carrier, in which chronic subclinical infection is present. ...Read more

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Can I smoke with strep?

Asking a doc?: You can smoke any time you want. But it's a always a bad idea, whether you have strep or not. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC strep test?

Is there an OTC strep test?

No: Would not make sense, since if (+) need rx antibiotic to address. Can be done at urgent care or most dr's offices. Best to get checked & tested. ...Read more

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Is strep worse as an adult?

Is strep worse as an adult?

Not Nessisarily: Strep throat can have a wide spectrum of severity in symptoms. Ibuprofen, salt water gargles and fluids help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Can strep go away on its own?

Possibly: Untreated, strep infection can resolve. However, you increase your risk for complications of strep, notably rheumatic heart disease. You also increase the risk to your contacts, which could catch strep from you. ...Read more

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Will strep go away on its own?

Will strep go away on its own?

Antibiotics needed.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adult strep?

What are symptoms of adult strep?

Sxs: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. ...Read more