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Streptococcal Infection

Streptococcal infections are a group of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria called Streptococcus. They can cause infections in both adults and children. Some of the common infections include sinusitis, middle ear infection, pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia.

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How is GBS treated during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 37 weeks pregnant. I have planned to have C-section next week. Today, my doctor diagnosed a neonatal GBS infection inside my vagina. I would like to know about this infection and how can it affect my baby. Can my baby contract it before doing a C-section? What are the ris...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to GBS (group B streptococcus) infection passes to the baby when the water breaks during the labor. If you have an infection of amniotic fluid or placenta or any high-grade fever or any previous baby with GBS, then antibiotics are given in these cases. In your case, you ha...  Read Full »

How long can I expect the white spots in my throat to last?

Query: Hi doctor, I have felt like there is something in the back of my throat when I swallow (it feels like a popcorn kernel) for the past few days. I saw white spots in my throat. I had white spots before when I had strep throat, but I never felt them when I swallow. I also have no other symptoms of str...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Streptococcus infection of the throat is a bacterial infection. The spread of infection occurs by coughing, sneezing, sharing food, etc. It usually causes inflammation and pain in the throat. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Some people experience ...  Read Full »

What Are The Causes Of Swollen Tonsils With White Spots On The Back Of The Throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a 16 year old boy, who is 5.9 feet tall. He has white spots on the back of his throat along with swollen tonsils. He does not have a fever but finds it hard to swallow. Is this strep infection or what is it? He had the same before, and it was told as thrush.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is mostly a streptococcal infection, which is causing the sore throat and all his symptoms. And if your son has a white or yellowish spot, then it is more likely to be a sore throat than an oral thrush, because an oral thrush forms a uniform membrane rather th...  Read Full »

I have an orange swelling in my throat. Is it a throat papilloma or just the mucosa?

Query: Hi doctor,Is this thing in my throat a throat papilloma or just the mucosa? They cut out one papilloma from the other side last year. Two months after these, things started to appear. I went to another ENT they found I had staphylococcus and streptococcus in my throat, but these orange things did no...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are these things painful while swallowing food or fluids?  Read Full »

What is the most effective treatment for streptococcus pneumonia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath (worsens on mild exertion), barking cough, fever, joint pain, headaches, and exhaustion. It feels like asthma but does not respond to asthma medicines. I have tachycardia and palpitations too. What is the most effective antibiotic treatment for streptococcus ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is one of the best oral medications for streptococcal respiratory tract infection. The dose is Augmentin Duo 1 gm two times a day for five days. This has to be taken with antacids like tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg before ...  Read Full »

My culture report says I have yeast infection and Beta Strep. Kindly explain Beta Strep.

Query: Hello doctor, My culture from my gynecologist came back, showing that I have a yeast infection as well as Beta Strep. I was hoping for more information on Beta Strep. I have never heard of it, and there is a lot of information when I searched that is making me confused a little. I am not experiencin...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are lots of bacteria and other organisms that colonize healthy skin. Yeast a fungus also is a commensal in our body. Just the presence of these organisms is of no significance. The colony count is needed, which is high, will need a course of antibiotics, which ...  Read Full »

Is there a chance my wife and I could still contract strep throat despite taking the medications while caring for our baby who had strep?

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to inquire about the likelihood of contracting strep throat. Last week, my daughter was diagnosed with strep. Further, my father-in-law received the same diagnosis. My wife and I visited our doctor due to ear infections, and although we tested negative for strep, we were...  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concerns. Strep throat is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus. Z-pack refers to Azithromycin, which is an antibiotic. Azithromycin can be used as a prophylactic measure to prevent the transmission of strep throat. Ho...  Read Full »

I wear braces. I had a streptococcal infection and a canker sore on my lower lip. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently using braces. A week ago, I got a cut on the inner side of my lower lip. My lip got inflamed. Now I have something like canker sores very close to the outside of my lower lip. Can this be due to an infection? I am unsure if it got worse since I also got a streptococcus infe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am sorry for your injury. Luckily, it is not deep nor does it seem infected. Such injuries from braces or others will usually heal within a few days. Since you are already under proper treatment, there is no need to worry about it getting ...  Read Full »

I have been having skin peeling and fever after a streptococcus throat infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, After my streptococcus throat infection, my skin Is peeling. No rash, no pain. What is happening? I did have a fever for four days. Currently, I am on day five of antibiotics, Amoxicillin. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are feeling better on the prescribed antibiotic. Your prescription of symptoms is classic dot Scarlet fever which occurs mostly in young children but can also spread and infect older people when in close contact with an infected patient, most commonly adults...  Read Full »

How to cure my back pain which has been there for more than seven years?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old female. I have been dealing with back pain for over seven years now. I have never been in any type of injury and had MRIs done of my brain, cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine five years ago. They stated I had three bulging discs and an annular tear. My thoracic spin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You have not mentioned what you want to know and what your current problem is. You have degenerative disc disease involving both cervical and dorsal spines; however, there is no significant canal stenosis. I am sure you are not also symptoma...  Read Full »

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