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Systemic Strep Infection Symptoms
Hi please could you tell me what the symptoms of a vaginal strep or staph infection would be, thanks?
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
Diagnosed with group B strep infection? How did I get this? What are symptoms? I have a lot of watery/bloody discharge during sex. Related?
Common pest: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. If you have urinary symptoms antibiotic treatment may be helpful, but rarely eliminates this germ permanently
I have been on antibiotic's for 48 hours for strep and ear infections, and my symptoms have gotten worse. Both tonsils are now swollen with white pock?
Needs more time: It takes a few days for antibiotics to be effective; 48 hours is too soon. Also, many (maybe all) your symptoms are due to a virus, not strep or other bacteria -- and antibiotics have no effect at all on viruses. In any case, keep taking the antibiotic as prescribed and contact the doc who prescribed it if not improving after a week, or if especially severe symptoms before then. Good luck!See 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have cold symptoms along with strep symptoms. Or would it most likely be strep, and a sinus infection?
Can bacterial infections happen that's not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?
Yes: Pharyngitis can be caused by other bacteria and viruses. Overall, it may make you feel bad, but they all go away within a few days by themselves (with a normal immune system), with or without treatment. The reason we treat strep is that is can cause other problems down the road, like rheumatic heart disease. Danger would be severe swelling of tonsils, which is fairly rare. See a doctor.
Tonsil swollen with green infection-like mucous on the tonsil. Recently had cold with same symptoms. Noticed it came back after oral sex. Strep or STI?
Hard to guess: Usually, a person with new throat symptoms can be tested in the clinic with rapid test swabs for strep throat and influenza. Tonsillitis may also be mono (the EBV virus). Now, throw in some oral sex and the day gets more interesting. One must tell his doctor what "oral sex" refers to, and what diseases his partner might have. The doctor can then do additional tests and maybe use other medications.
What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?
Skin infection: Red, pain, small dots, large red swelling. It really doesn't matter. You have something wrong with your penis right now and it is not wise to wait this out or to nit-pick if one does not have all of the possible symptoms. Your doctor needs to see this and to get you treated.
25 y o healthy male has a fever after taking amoxosyillin for 2 days for strep. All the symptoms of strep and an ear infection. No chills. Fever 102.?
31/F. high WBC, with high neutrophils and decrrased lymphs. Symptoms of sinus infection and possible strep throat. Temp of 95.5?
Sinus infection: Strept can give you a high white count and the change or shift in the type of cells to predominantly neutrophils is to be expected. The low temp could be secondary to the thermometer not functioning or did you drink something cool prior to the reading? At any rate take the antibiotics prescribed, consider doing saline washes up to 5 times a day, and I find motrin works better than tylenol (acetaminophen) pain.See 1 more doctor answer
5 yr old diag with sinus/left ear infection. 100.5 temp. No cough, very congested. Dr said no flu like symptoms or strep symptoms, so no test. Worry?
Depends: How long have they been sick? If it has been a day or two then they may get better on their own. If 5-7 days, then they may need treatment. Especially if they think there is sinusitis, the complications can occur quickly. Either way I would use nasal saline a couple times a day to help thin secretions.
Is it possible to get some kind of strep infection from my boyfriend performing oral sex on me when he had it? I am a woman
Low risk: The kind of streptococcus bacteria that infect the throat (like group A strep) rarely take hold in the female genital tract, but could cause pubic area skin infection. You should be on the lookout for soreness or irritation, most likely in the pubic area more than the vulva, labia, etc. If you get such symptoms within a few days, see a doctor. If no symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it.
Strep infections.: Strep infections are caused by streptococcus which is a gram-positive bacteria. The type of strep infection that is often encountered can effect the throat. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Take care.
Not really: There are not specific stages to a strep infection. Common symptoms of strep throat include throat pain, fever, body aches, headache, pain with swallowing, and swollen glands. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should go to your pcp for a rapid strep test. There are also many viral infections that can cause similar symptoms, but strep throat should be ruled out by a provider.
OB's follow protocol: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated & babies are monitored & tested for a specific period after delivery. Discuss your concerns with your ob.
I started taking penicillin last night for a strep infection I didn't know I had. Today I have a temp of 99.3. Was 98.6 earlier. Are they connected?
Strep: Hello, the numbers you are describing are not considered a fever. In general 100.4 and greater is considered a fever. The number you are describing is a normal variation of day to day temperatures. If you are feeling ill or are not improving please get checked out.
No: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.See 1 more doctor answer
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