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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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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 adul...  Read Full »

My uncle had streptococcus-induced sepsis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a thirty-year-old man looking for answers, and I want to know why my uncle's autopsy revealed sepsis, particularly streptococcus infection. Could you explain how sepsis develops during an autopsy, what complications may occur, and how the bacteria streptococcus may play a role in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. In the case of your uncle's condition, the autopsy revealed sepsis caused by a Streptococc...  Read Full »

What do increased antistreptolysin-O (ASO) and joint pain indicate?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,My ASO is 203, and creatinine is 0.80. I am having a joint pain and stomach upset problem from the last four years. The RA factor is nil and hemoglobin is 11. I am sending my LFT and ASO reports. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your complaints and reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I suspect a rheumatic heart disease in your case. I would recommend you get evaluated further.Increased ASO (antistreptolysin O) with joint pain could be due to a strept...  Read Full »

I never had an injury. Why do I still have persistent back pain?

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 »

My 12-year-old son is affected by streptococcal pharyngitis. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out to seek advice concerning my 12-year-old son. He is affected by Streptococcus, specifically streptococcal pharyngitis. Recently, my son has been experiencing a prolonged cough, and we have been traveling. I have read that Streptococcal infections might have implicati...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern regarding your 12-year-old son's prolonged cough and potential Streptococcal pharyngitis, particularly given your recent travel history. While Streptococcal pharyngitis does present with a sore throat, fever, and swol...  Read Full »

Can erythema nodosum recur at the same spot in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 33-year-old female with a history of erythema nodosum. I used to get outbreaks over my bilateral shins and ankles. The last bad outbreak was probably around seven to eight years ago. I woke up this morning with pain and swelling of the lateral parts of both feet around the cuboid bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Reading your case summary and studying the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I would say that the favorable diagnosis in your case would be erythema nodosum (inflammation of fat cells under the skin). Characteris...  Read Full »

I have frequent ankle swelling. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I do not have any medical issues and do work out regularly. I had frequent ankle swelling of the right ankle with pain for the last two months. It happened around four times in the last two months. I took blood and urine sample tests, and all were found to be of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Since all your reports are negative with only raised ASO titers (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I need to the point that ASO titers signify Streptococcal infection that can occur as a result of a simple sore throat. However, tha...  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 »

Having sore throat, what does strep test positive mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have had a sore throat every day for almost a month. I had antibiotics already, but it did not work. What could be wrong with me? It is chronic and I have been more tired with this. Sometimes, I am getting a fever and belly pain. My laboratory test showed strep test p...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand that you have done strep test, which is a rapid test to find outwhether the pharyngitis has bacterial origin. The strep test is positive and this means most probably the Streptococcus pyogenes detected in your throat is the causative organism for the pharyn...  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 »

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