Tamara Lovett, 48, attempted to treat her son Ryan at home for strep throat
and did not bring him to a doctor.
Although most of the time in adults the cause of a sore throat is viral in origin, and therefore antibiotics are of no use, in the case of confirmed strep throat
, antibiotic treatment is important to prevent dangerous consequences, like rheumatic heart disease or retropharyngeal abscess.
Viral pharyngitis is in fact the most common cause of what looks like recurrent strep throat
The Study: One hundred eleven children diagnosed with strep throat
by a rapid strep test received a single dose of amoxicillin.
For the project, specially trained and certified pharmacists screen patients for flu and group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes strep throat
, and administer the rapid diagnostic tests for those diseases.
a bit of computer data to tell if strep throat
is circulating in your geographical region.
What did change is that a greater proportion of prescriptions were for new, expensive antibiotics in recent years- even though penicillin works just fine against strep throat
, Linder said.
To determine whether the advice is warranted, the UTMB researchers tried to grow group A Streptococcus (GAS), the bacteria that causes strep throat
, on toothbrushes that had been exposed to the bacteria in a laboratory.
Left untreated, a strep throat
infection may spread to other parts of the body.
An experimental vaccine against the microbe that causes strep throat
can induce a potent immune response in adults, a U.
Unfortunately, her friend was recently diagnosed with strep throat
Douglas has wanted to tend goal since he saw his first hockey game on television as a bored child confined indoors with strep throat
While it is reasonable to rely on a variety of strategies to exclude strep throat
in average-risk patients, high-risk patients with a negative rapid antigen test should have an additional rapid strep test or a throat culture to exclude strep with a certainty of greater than 95%.
As a child, I suffered a variety of allergies, recurring sinus infections, strep throat
, unexplainable headaches and back pain, and the two-year bout of mono that left all the doctors wondering.
If you have strep throat
, antibiotic medicine will be prescribed.