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Doctor insights on: Strep A Pyogenes

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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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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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What is gbs? Or strep b

What is gbs? Or strep b

Bacterial colony: All pregnant women should get tested for GBS, group B streptococcus, at 35wks. It's not an infection; just colonizes the vagina. If it gets onto your baby as it passes through the birth canal, it can lead to sepsis (whole body infection) -- so if you have it and you're going into labor, you HAVE to be at a hospital to get IV antibiotics (PCN). Can't do anything about it before labor. No symptoms. ...Read more

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Can strep turn into mono?

Can strep turn into mono?

May both occur.: But Strep Throat is from a bacteria & Mononucleosis is from a virus. ...Read more

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How do you prevent strep?

How do you prevent strep?

Avoid contact: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. ...Read more

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Could peroxide help kill strep?

Could peroxide help kill strep?

Strep Throat?: If you have strep throat would not use hydrogen peroxide for this purpose. Need oral antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting strep?

How can I prevent getting strep?

Universal: Universal precautions are the best way to prevent getting strep. Those would be to wash hands whenever appropriate, do not share food/utensils/cups/plates, use of alcohol rubs. ...Read more

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Will i know if my toddler has strep?

With certainty, no.: Strep throat despite being considered a common disease is not as easy to diagnose as one might imagine. While certain physical findings suggest strep, without proper testing even experienced physicians can be fooled by appearance alone. Common symptoms for a toddler with strep are fever, diminished appetite, vomiting, foul odor to the breath, red throat, or pus on the tonsils or red rash--. ...Read more

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Why a recurrence of vaginal beta strep?

Normal : Vaginal beta strep is present normally in about 40 percent of women. It usually doesn't cause much of a problem except during a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for mono and strep?

What are the symptoms for mono and strep?

Strep throat & mono: The symptoms of strep throat and mononucleosis overlap =sore throat, fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, stomachache, nausea and vomiting. Strep throat is treated with antibiotics and patient's condition improves within 24 to 48 hours. Mononucleosis is caused by the epstein barr virus and is not hepled by antibiotics. The above symptoms will persist until the virus runs its course. ...Read more

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Does strep cause you to loose your voice?

Does strep cause you to loose your voice?

Laryngitis could: Occur. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How can u get strep thraot in one minute?

Question unclear: If you are asking how long it takes to become infected, it can occur instantly with an adequate inoculation of organisms. ...Read more

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How much time does strep/possibly mono last?

Duration: of illness symptoms depends on appropriate treatment and underlying health status. Strep infections of the throat usually respond to antibiotics within a few days, while symptoms of mononucleosis can last for several weeks. ...Read more

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Can strep cause pain in your chest and back?

Can strep cause pain in your chest and back?

Strep: Strep infections can cause generalized body aches which can translate into chest and back discomfort. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen can help with these symptoms. ...Read more

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What dosage of amoxicilin can I use for strep?

Follow instructions: You should use the dose that your doctor prescribes and take your meds until finished. You should not self medicate with left over drugs from a previous infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if my child has anal strep?

Can you tell me what to do if my child has anal strep?

Anal strep: Anal strep will respond to penicillen or amoxicillen as does strep of the throat. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding after strep group b test?

Possible reasons for bleeding after strep group b test?

Irritated throat: With strep throat, the "skin" (mucous membrane) is very inflamed and tender (friable). The swab can easily scratch this lining and you can have a bit of bleeding. You should not have much and it should stop quickly. If the swab was much rougher than you have experienced before, then the person who swabbed your throat needs to be re-trained and tell your doc, or the lab director ...Read more