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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?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
49M people helped
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
41 years in practice
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How long does group b streptococcal infection last?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Do symptoms like streptococcal infection go away quickly?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Do symptoms like streptococcal infection go away quickly?

Yes: If treated right?

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

Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What causes streptococcal infection in the throat? Is it contagious?

Very contagious: Strep throat is caused by group a streptococcus (or streptococcus pyogenes) which is a very infectious bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Matos
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
40 years in practice
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Are the herbal supplements that can treat a streptococcal infection?

Dr. Luis Matos
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
40 years in practice
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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
51 years in practice
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What can be done to help prevent group a streptococcal infections?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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
25 years in practice
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How do people treat group b streptococcal infection?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
49M people helped

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. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Do symptoms like streptococcal infection go away quickly?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped

Yes: If treated right?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
2M people helped
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10
What are the tests for streptococcal infection?

Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
2M people helped

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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