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My child each year become infected with beta-hemolytic streptococcus, how can you immunize?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not Yet
There is currently no vaccine avalable, although research is progressing.
Only antibiotic therapy is available for proper treatment

In brief: Not Yet
There is currently no vaccine avalable, although research is progressing.
Only antibiotic therapy is available for proper treatment
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No vaccine
We wish there were one but unfortunately there isn't.
Has your child been tested for a carrier state? There are some people who carry this bacteria normally. Have him tested sometime when he is not having symptoms to make sure he is actually negative during those times and each positive test actually represents an infection.

In brief: No vaccine
We wish there were one but unfortunately there isn't.
Has your child been tested for a carrier state? There are some people who carry this bacteria normally. Have him tested sometime when he is not having symptoms to make sure he is actually negative during those times and each positive test actually represents an infection.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No immunization
Beta hemolytic strep is the cause of the common "strep throat".
To my knowledge, there is no immunization against this bacteria. It is treated with antibiotics. Of concern is if you have the strain responsible for rheumatic fever or certain kidney disease called post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. If concerned, talk with your pcp, an infectious disease doctor or an ENT physician.

In brief: No immunization
Beta hemolytic strep is the cause of the common "strep throat".
To my knowledge, there is no immunization against this bacteria. It is treated with antibiotics. Of concern is if you have the strain responsible for rheumatic fever or certain kidney disease called post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. If concerned, talk with your pcp, an infectious disease doctor or an ENT physician.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can't
There is no immunization that is effective against beta hemolytic strep.

In brief: Can't
There is no immunization that is effective against beta hemolytic strep.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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