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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Strep Infections

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Are there stages to a Strep infection?

Are there stages to a Strep infection?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Whay are the symptoms of a thyroid infection?

Whay are the symptoms of a thyroid infection?

Pain: Infections of the thyroid, like infections anywhere else, are characterized by pain, swelling, warmth and sometimes redness. In addition an infected thyroid can release thyroid hormone which can make you hyperthyroid as well! ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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Are strep b infections and bladder infections connected?

Are strep b infections and bladder infections connected?

Not commonly.: Your overall resistance to other binfections e.g. Bladder infections can be reduced if you have a strp infection elsewhere. Strp bladder infections are very uncommon unless you self catheterize intermittently or have an indwelling catheter. ...Read more

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What are strep infections?

What are strep infections?

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. ...Read more

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What can trigger an infection in a strep a carrier?

What can trigger an infection in a strep a carrier?

Low immune status: Any thing that stresses your immune status: lack of sleep, another infection or disease state, alcohol or drugs, stress, etc. ...Read more

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Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

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. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for part of the flu and strep infection?

What do you recommend for part of the flu and strep infection?

See below: Since the flu is a virus the only thing that works is time a symptomatic relief of fever and body aches with tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest and hydration. Strep is a bacteria and often needs antibiotics to get rid of it. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more