Top
30
Doctor insights on: Strep Throat And Lupus

Share
1

1
Is strep throat resistant to erythromycin in the u.S.?

Is strep throat resistant to erythromycin in the u.S.?

Resistance to drugs: Strep can be resistant to a great number of antibiotics that is the problem partially caused by the overuse of antibiotic for unnecessary treatments strep use to be best treated with Ampicillin but has become in many cases resistant. Only if your child is allergic to penicillin would Erythromycin or cephalosporin be used. The first choice is Ampicillin and if that is not working a switchto amox. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


2

2
What is strep throat s history ?

What is strep throat s history ?

?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic strep can masquerade as a lot of other illnesses. However, sore throat, sometimes fevers, frontal headache, stomach ache, vomiting and nausea, sandpapery rash are all seen. ...Read more

3

3
How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

4

4
How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread. ...Read more

5

5
How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

6

6
How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best , followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance. ...Read more

7

7
How can I cure a strep throat?

How can I cure a strep throat?

Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>. ...Read more

8

8
What to do about strep throat?

What to do about strep throat?

Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The only way to know if you had strep was to test it.If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them. ...Read more

9

9
How do you catch strep throat ?

How do you catch strep throat ?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr.Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read more

10

10
What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

13

13
Can you have chronic strep throat?

No: Most streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus) pharyngitis will resolve in 7 days even without treatment. Unfortunately there is then the risk of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. An asymptomatic streptococcal carrier state is not uncommon in children and young adults especially in close quarters like barracks. Relapses of strep pharyngitis rather than chronic infection are common. ...Read more

14

14
Is there coughing with strep throat?

Is there coughing with strep throat?

Usually not: Sore throat associated with significant coughing, runny nose, or red eye suggests viral cause. ...Read more

15

15
How can a person catch strep throat?

Transmission: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes which can be spread by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. You can pick up the bacteria from a surface and infect yourself by touching your mouth, eyes or nose. ...Read more

17

17
How can I treat pain from strep throat?

How can I treat pain from strep throat?

Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest. ...Read more

18

18
What is good for strep throat medicine?

What is good for strep throat medicine?

PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as amoxicillin. As important, though, is taking your medicine on time. Strep dies when the medicine in your system is above a certain level, so if you don't take your meds on time the strep can start to party again and multiply. Make sure you finish it! ...Read more

19

19
What are early symptoms of strep throat?

What are early symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The early symptoms can be fever or sore throat alone. Sometimes a rash can start called scarlitina rash which appears in the warmer areas of the body...Arm pits, groin , neck. But it can start any of the above ways. ...Read more

20

20
What should I do to help a strep throat?

What should I do to help a strep throat?

Antibiotics + tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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

21

21
Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read more

22

22
How do you know if you have strep throat?

Criteria: There are four key criteria that your doctor will use to diagnose: fever, adenopathy (swollen glands), absence of cough, and exudates on the back of your throat. If you have multiple combinations of these, go see your doctor for verification and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

23

23
What is the best way to cure strep throat?

What is the best way to cure strep throat?

Antibiotics: Properly diagnosed, strep throat is cured with appropriate antibiotics to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

24

24
Is strep throat a truly serious condition?

Is strep throat a truly serious condition?

Complications: Untreated strep can be followed by antibodies that attack your heart/kidney or brain. Rheumatic fever describes the systemic onset of this reaction where the patient is fairly ill & the heart & heart valves are inflamed. If the kidneys are attacked they can weaken & blood pressure goes up.If the brain is attacked you can develop a movement problem.Sometimes the tonsils just abscess & u risk dying. ...Read more

25

25
When was strep throat disovered and by who?

When was strep throat disovered and by who?

Fehleisen, 1883: Fehleisen, a european scientist, discovered the bacteria linked to the causes of rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, strep throat, and necrotizing fasciitis, but it is believed that a french scientist pasteur who discovered this bacterial species many years before.
Knowledge is a wonderful thing! keep on learning. Good luck. ...Read more

26

26
What are good home remediesfor strep throat?

Comfort care: Many find menthol containing materials like gum or candies helpful.Gargling with a salty brine often strips the excess debris of the tonsil & membrane surfaces & remove some of the smell. No home remedy will kill the germ but several help you live with it. ...Read more

27

27
What do I do if i keep getting strep throat?

What do I do if i keep getting strep throat?

Confirm the infectio: You need to first be sure the infection is strep by test and culture. The main reason we treat strep throat is to prevent the consequences, mainly rheumatic fever in kids 5-15 and glomerulonephritis in people between 7-35. A urine test could help on the second one. Otherwise it's not a major health concern ...Read more

28

28
Strep throat - what is better, shot or pills?

Strep throat - what is better, shot or pills?

Most people take: Pills. My family requests shots due to compliance issues. ...Read more

29

29
What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

What are the typical symptoms of strep throat?

Sore throat: The typical symptoms are sore throat and fever. They often have enlarged glands that are tender and they can have body aches. Sometimes they will have a rash called a scarlitina rash. ...Read more

30

30
What other things would work for strep throat?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics, antiobiotics, antibiotics. Serious complications can arise if strep is not appropriately treated with antibiotics. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more