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Can my baby get RSV from someone who is on antibiotics for strep throat?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
You are talking about 2 completely different diseases.
Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is a respiratory virus which can cause bronchiolitis in babies. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria, group a strep. An antibiotic can treat a bacterial, but not a viral infection. However, both are contagious, so good hygiene is important to minimize spread.

In brief: No
You are talking about 2 completely different diseases.
Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is a respiratory virus which can cause bronchiolitis in babies. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria, group a strep. An antibiotic can treat a bacterial, but not a viral infection. However, both are contagious, so good hygiene is important to minimize spread.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Robert Killian
Also an antibiotic does not cause a viral infection. A virus does.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
If they have a cold at the same time they may be shedding RSV virus and pass it to anyone they contact.
The strep throat is not a factor.

In brief: Depends
If they have a cold at the same time they may be shedding RSV virus and pass it to anyone they contact.
The strep throat is not a factor.
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