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What is the treatment for someone who has strep B, has symptoms, and is not pregnant? What if antibiotics do not help?

What is the treatment for someone who has strep B, has symptoms, and is not pregnant? What if antibiotics do not help?

Symptoms?: I'm assuming this is a vaginal infection with GBS? If you have symptoms then an antibiotic can be used to treat. If they symptoms persist another culture and check for yeast should be done. ...Read more

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Can strep b cause similar symptoms to genital herpes?

Can strep b cause similar symptoms to genital herpes?

Test: Herpes can have no symptoms or the symptoms may mimic almost any vulvar disease. Group b strep is part of the normal flora of the vagina and is not usually considered an infection. A simple pelvic exam with cultures or other testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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Should strep throat group b symptoms continue after taking antibiotics for 4 weeks?

Should strep throat group b symptoms continue after taking antibiotics for 4 weeks?

Wrong strep: Group a strep is the throat pathogen we worry about.Group b strep is a normal germ of the bowel & female genital tract that can be fatal to babies. If your throat remains sore after 4 wks it is probable that strep was not the only or primary issue.Mono can present as a prolonged sore throat & often strep can be found concurrently.Followup with your dr if still ill. ...Read more

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How is it possible that I have strep b with strep throat symptoms?

How is it possible that I have strep b with strep throat symptoms?

They go together: Streptococcus is divided into different groups, labelled a, b, c etc. They are further subdivided into Alpha hemolytic or beta hemolytic. The most common one that we are concerned with is group a, beta hemolytic. However we often just shorten this mouthful to strep b. If you have this you can get the usual symptoms of strep throat: fever, sore throat, white patches on your tonsils, etc. ...Read more

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Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.

Can group b strep cause UTI symptoms? Have had symptoms of UTI with culture positive for gbs. One doc says yes, could be the group b. Another says no.

GBS: Many adults may carry group b streptococcus(gbs) in their body with symptoms. However some adults can develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) from gbs. Continue to see your doctor for treatment of your uti. ...Read more

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I got my results back from my culture- negative for herpes, positive for strep b. What is strep b and can it cause similar symptoms?

Bacterial infection: This is better news (compared to herpes) because it can be completely eradicated. You simply need to see your doctor for antibiotics and follow-up. ...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

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If left untreated, how long can symptoms of strep last?

If left untreated, how long can symptoms of strep last?

In adults: If left untreated in adults, strep infections can last 2-3 weeks and in most healthy adults, the infection can be cured by the body's own immune system. It is advisable to identify and treat children however to decrease the chances of development of rheumatic fever. ...Read more