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Vaginal Strep Contagious
Depends on situation: Its most worrisome problem occurs when it passes from the genital tract of a mother to her newborn during labor or delivery.The resulting exposure may result in a severe infection in the infant. The germ is found normally in the stool, and as such came from ingestion. It is common & seldom causes problems outside that with the newborn. The infected newborn is unlikely to pass it to others. ...Read more
Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that is the strain that can lead to rheumatic heart disease. Other strains are usually left for the body to take care of without antibiotics. ...Read more
Is the vaginal bacteria the most important part of the strep b swab test? Can there be a way that this test can be done incorrectly?
Strept pyogenes: Many people are pharyngeal carriers of group a beta-hemolytic strep. They can pass the organism to other individuals, often by kissing or hand to mouth to mouth contact, and the recipient may or may not become infected. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether a strep isolated from a symptomatic person is actually causing their illness. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Oral and topical antibiotics can help treat this. See your doctor for an appropriate regimen. ...Read more
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more
Vaginal Itching: The causes of Vaginal Itching could be Fungal infection, . Vaginal dryness due to overuse of douches, allergic reactions to latex remember most condoms are made from latex, you could be allergic to the spermicide, Scabies, Parasites in the vagina, vitamin deficiencies such as vit. B12, folic acid, vit A , vit. B2 iron deficiency.Since there areso many causes you are better off going to the GYN doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cycle started on the 19th of sept the same day I got treated for strep with penicillin shots now my cycle started the 1st of this month vaginal itch?
Lumps from time to time. On Vaginal area.only any pain if pressed on.What are these? I've had them before any sexual activity.they aren't contagious
It can be: This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact. It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-) good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spread by contact: Strep throat spreads by contact with saliva from the infected person. Avoiding sharing of food or beverages and other close contact until the infected person has been treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours is wise. If you get a sore throat or fever within a week of contact then call your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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