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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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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