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Strep Throat Carrier Treatment
Strep throat: The at home treatment for a sore throat not strep is a salt water gargle and hot tea. However, if you are experiencing fever, increasing difficulty swallowing or pain with swallowing, you should not continue to try home remedies, you probably need an antibiotic, go to your primary medical doctor or an ENT for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: There are some people that carry group a strep in their throat for months or years at a time & never get sick from it.These strep "carriers" have developed a tolerance to the germ & provide confusion in DX and rx. When the come in with a sore throat from a virus or mono, they test + for strep & are often treated as such. Only blood tests would sort out the true carrier from strep disease. ...Read more
Antibiotics.: 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. Eat foods that are soft for sore throat. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several x/ day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min.& sip. ...Read more
Drug sensitivity: Yes, although cheaper drugs are available that are sensitive to the strep organism. ...Read more
Sometimes: One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep). The animals had no symptoms, and probably got the bacteria from humans. Some people believe pet dogs and cats can be carriers of group a strep bacteria and can infect humans, but I have not seen any studies showing that kind of bacterial transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An estimated 5 % of the population carry strep year round without illness with the level increasing to as much as 30% during the cold winter months.Blood tests can differentiate the carriers from those that are truly experiencing infection. ...Read more
A lifetime: There are some people that can carry strep & never get infected , ever.Who & why is not easy to study. The average carry rate by asymptomatic people has been quoted as 5% in the summer and upwards of 25% during the winter.Some of these carriers are likely treated for strep when they have simple viruses that cause symptoms as only blood testing could confirm a true infection. ...Read more
Is it posssible to be a carrier of strep throat with no to little symptoms my daughter keep getting strep i'm just wondering if i might have it?
I used to be a carrier of strep. I had my adenoids removed and haven't had strep throat since. Am i still a carrier if i haven't gotten strep?
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