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Doctor insights on: Susceptibility To Strep Throat

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Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Some people don't get strep throat, is that right?

Yes: But why is unknown. Whether they are somehow never exposed or have great natural immunity is not clear. It is thought that these folks do get strep infections, but so mild they have little or no symptoms. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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What are some things a person can do to make sure they don't get strep throat again?

What are some things a person can do to make sure they don't get strep throat again?

Good hygiene: Frequent hand washing is the one of the most important and easiest things to do to prevent illness. Bad habits such as fingernail biting, etc can also lead to strep throat amongst children and adults. ...Read more

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I was around someone who has strep throat will I get in I don't think I've ever had it really worried ?

I was around someone who has strep throat will I get in I don't think I've ever had it really worried ?

Exposure level: There are illnesses like chickenpox that you can get from breathing common air for 30 minutes in the same room.This is not that type of illness.It can pass in oral mucous, so if exposed to that in some way it is possible. If you develop a sore throat have it tested. If you had little or no direct contact I would quit worrying. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get strep throat if you don't have any tonsils?

Is it possible to get strep throat if you don't have any tonsils?

Yes: A tonsillectomy removes the prominent palatine tonsils on either side of the back of the throat. However, there is tonsil like tissue located in patches around the throat and roof of the throat. That and the rest of the throat tissue can become inflamed with a strep infection. Removal can reduce the intensity of symptoms but does not eliminate the risk of strep. ...Read more

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Is it possible for my baby to get strep throat?

Yes: Although uncommon for babies to be diagnosed with strep throat, certainly anything is possible! strep is generally passed from one victim to another by direct contact or through infected droplets of naso-oral secretions. Most caretakers are cautious around newborns, understanding that these little ones can be at risk. But, if dad--with strep throat--"parked" junior's pacifier in his mouth, well... ...Read more

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Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Air droplets, food.: This is caused by streptococcus group a, commonly in children aged 3 and up, is spread by respiratory droplets but can be spread by food also. This accounts for about 20-40% of exudative pharyngitis in children. ...Read more

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What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

What exactely is strep throat how do you get it?

Strep throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat. It usually results after a contact with a person who has an infection. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Can you get strep throat without having a feaver?

Yes : You don't always have to have a fever with strep throat . If it is a more advanced infection prior to treatment, them fever is more likely. ...Read more

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How to get strep throat and what makes it feel better?

Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. It is fairly contagious and is commonly spread by sharing a cup or utensil, or through an infected person's cough or sneeze. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more