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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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A strep carrier shows no signs of infection, but could chronic joint pain result from being a carrier?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Once your tonsils have been removed, it is unusual to be positive for strep but not impossible. Be tested for strep for confirmation. Have the status of your children checked. They may be passing it back and forth. All the best. ...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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How can I decrease the risk of my baby getting a group b strep infection?

How can I decrease the risk of my baby getting a group b strep infection?

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

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I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

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

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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?

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