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What Can Trigger An Infection In A Strep A Carrier
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
A strep carrier shows no signs of infection, but could chronic joint pain result from being a carrier?
No: If a carrier has had acute strep infection and has antibodies--found by blood tests they could have post strep arthritis--a carrier should not have chronic joint pains. ...Read more
Should I take my son to an Immunologist? He has strep almost every month, he had his tonsils out and he is not a carrier. Also has sinus infections
I had my tonsils removed At 4 due to repeated ear infections. Ive never been diagnosed with strep but my kids get it frequently. Could I be a carrier?
Yes: That is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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. ...Read more
Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more
Feeling unwell after strep infection - I am still feeling a bit weak and very tired after a strep infection. I have 2 days of amoxicyllin left?
Revisit your doctor.: Typically we doctors are trained to think of one disease--one diagnosis. However, the longer i practice medicine, the more I have come to realize that life is not so simple. We frequently have patients with strep and mononucleosis, or strep and influenza; so, maybe you have a "double diagnosis" as well. Please schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor. Some strep infxns express copathogenicity. ...Read more
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