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 Katarya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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, yo...  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 doing workout 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 found to be of val...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was 7 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like a guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individual who had plaque psoriasis and developed sudden appearance of an outbreak of red d...  Read Full »

Treatment for high fever and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having high fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, continuous sneeze and throat pain in the morning. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a streptococcal throat infection with a possible tonsillitis if you have difficulty in swallowing as well. High grade fever confirms a bacterial infection and hence, you have to be started on broad-spectrum antibiotics. I do suggest the following medi...  Read Full »

What causes chronic tonsil swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My tonsils have been swollen for almost an entire month. I have had two normal appointments for it and I am scheduled for a visit with an ENT doctor after four days. Today, my throat pain is more than it has been in the past few days and my left tonsil is significantly bigger than my righ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is obvious that your tonsil infection is not gone. Perhaps, it has been more complicated now since pain and fever is up and lymphadenopathy is shown. Retro or peritonsillar abscesses are the complications of untreated tonsillitis that may require specific treat...  Read Full »

What causes knee pain and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have knee pain in both the legs and it is paining alternatively for the past 1.5 years. Pain starts with swelling around the knee and stay for three to four hours and the pain will be at least once in one to two months. I feel like pinching with needle in the feet. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your complaints and also gone through the reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have a preceding streptococcal A infection. I would like to know if you had any history of skin or throat infection left untreated or ...  Read Full »

Can streptococcal infection cause stomach cramps and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided crampy stomach pain and chest pain which is mostly located under breast, near ribcage. About two years ago I got Streptococcal infection, pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. In ER, they prescribed Amoxicillin. But it did not work for me as I am allergic to Penic...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your health concern. As you had Streptococcal infection three weeks back, it might have spread to the lower respiratory tract. Infection of the lower respiratory tract by Streptococcus can cause pneumonia or pneumonitis whi...  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. Smit Uttam Janrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 stre...  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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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