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Strep Without Symptoms
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Continuously: We are aware that some individuals appear resistant to the invasive character of group a streptococcus and can carry it for an indefinite period without symptoms. Estimate cite 5% of the population year round increasing to 20% during the cold seasons.This factor is likely the reason strep seams to occur year round from unknown sources. ...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
Can strep throat go away in 3 days with antibiotics and what are the symptoms....Can I have it without the white patches but red tonsils?
Yes and no: You can kill all the germs with 24 hours of antibiotics but the reason for taking antibiotics for 10 days with strep is that it takes that long to get rid of any risk of developing post streptococcal rheumatic fever. Yes, you can have strep without while patches. It is even possible to have strep without even having a sore throat, but that would be unusual. ...Read more
Depends on You & exp: Group a strep is variable in its effect.During the year there are strep carriers around (5+/-%) who seem never to get sick but can pass it on.Asymptomatic carriage in winter is higher.If u are susceptable (we can't be sure who) then u probably become sick within 3 days. U have 9-10 days to rx & stop most bad effects on kids.Simple office tests can confirm a sore throat is really strep & not viral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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