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Strep Throat Type C
I have a low fever diaherria strep throat and bad migranes what type of OTC medicine should I take?
See the doctor: If you have "strep" throat, which indicates infection by bacteria named streptococcus, you will need to take antibiotics. This is confirmed by testing by your provider. But, not all sore throats are due to strep throat. Your primary care doctor will be able to determine this by taking a throat culture. Often, sore throats are caused by viruses, which are self-limited. ...Read more
Strep throat getting worse after 2 type of abx. Initially started to improve, but by day 4 started getting worse - pus on throat & infected lymph node?
Not good: Some people do not absorb oral antibiotics very well. You may need to get some shots of antibiotic, IV doses. May also need to make sure you don't have mono at your age. This can cause false positives with some strep tests and would not get better with antibiotics. Especially with "pus" and "infected lymph node" this is a consideration. ...Read more
Could treated strep throat lead to scarlet fever 10 weeks later and is it ok to treat it with same type of amoxicilin to avoid further complications?
How do you get rid of strep throat? I have no insurance so I can't afford to see a doctor. But I've been drinking tea with honey. What type of medicine should I take?
Seldom used: When we used this years ago we used the CR to give enough quick acting to start the healing backed up with the long acting to maintain an antibiotic level for 10 days. The LA doesn't. Few patients were interested in the 2 large shots, one in each leg, that it takes to treat the average adult or older kid. Oral meds are as effective and better accepted. ...Read more
Group C strep?: The usual cause of strep throat is group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABS). In a few cases, other types of strep that can sometimes infect the throat are groups C and G strep bacteria. Chlamydia (an STD, not a strep bacteria) can cause a throat infection after oral sex. ...Read more
Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx. ...Read more
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read more
Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read more
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
Depends: If you are looking at this in the short term, no. Most untreated patients will gradually feel better and return to a stable state of health. An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. It is a significant cause of death in underdeveloped countries, but takes time. ...Read more
Steptococcus pyogene: It is a throat infection due to streptococcus pyogenes (a bacteria), also known as group a beta-strep. This is the same organism known as the "flesh-eating" bacteria. The major risk here is acute rheumatic fever if the strep throat is not treated properly. This occurs after recovery from the throat infection. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Although there is a common misconception that babies don't get strep, they can and frequently do, especially if there are school age children in the home, or if the child attends daycare. If you think your child has a sore throat, they need to be seen. If they have a positive strep test, they require antibiotics to prevent rheumatic fever. Strep cannot be diagnosed without a strep test or culture. ...Read more
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
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