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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Overview)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and in different patient populations.


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Overview)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and in different patient populations.


Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Depends: After diagnosis most physicians will treat a newborn with this DX for 2 weeks on IV antibiotics. Recurrent infection after shorter treatment has been seen. Complications may warrant additional time on meds.The kids generally stabilize on treatment within a few days & toward the end of treatment appear quite normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are the tests for streptococcal infection?

Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Luis Matos
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Are the herbal supplements that can treat a streptococcal infection?

Are the herbal supplements that can treat a streptococcal infection?

Possibly Garlic: Garlic has been shown to reduce the growth of staph and strep bacteria. If you are having an active infection, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What can be done to help prevent group a streptococcal infections?

Strep pyogenes: Treatment of infected individuals, hand washing, minimizing exposure to infected persons may all assist in limiting spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
24 years in practice
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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Penicillin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for grouop b streptococcus infections. For those allergic to penicillins there are other antibiotic choices that are effective. The route of administration and the duration of the treatment would depend on the nature, location, and severity of the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are the tests for streptococcal infection?

Culture: A swab of infected material such as " pus" is collected and send to the laboratory for positive identification of the bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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