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Child is strep carrier, without symptoms. What do you suggest?
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing
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In brief: Nothing
See http://www.Pediatricweb.
Com/madisonpeds/article.Asp?Articletype=9&articleid=851.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Strep carrier
If a child is a carrier of strep then he or she has to be treated with a full course of penicillin to eliminate the strep, because he can infect other children he is in contact with and the adults as well.

In brief: Strep carrier
If a child is a carrier of strep then he or she has to be treated with a full course of penicillin to eliminate the strep, because he can infect other children he is in contact with and the adults as well.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. John Weeks
sounds good in theory, but antibiotics may not eliminate carrier state. In an asymptomatic child the risk of treatment may outweigh any benefits
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