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Dangers Of Strep Throat

Streptococcus (Group A), a common bacterium found in intestines and lower parts of the genital tract, is usually harmless for adults, but may lead to serious health problems in newborns, toddlers, and young children. However, strep throat is one problem caused by this bacterium that affects adults and children alike.More...

How To Cure A Strep Throat ?

How To Cure A Strep Throat ?

Strep throat, caused by Group-A Streptococci (Streptococcus pyogenes), is a widespread medical condition, marked by signs and symptoms, such as swollen red tonsils, difficulty while swallowing, rashes, fever, stomach ache, and severe throat pain. It may also lead to swelling in the lymph nodes, rashes, headache, vomiting, and other tonsillitis like symptoms.More...

 

Strep Throat Recovery Time

Strep Throat Recovery Time

Strep throat, a disease widespread among teens and kids, is marked by some common features, such as swollen red tonsils, stomach ache, and fever. As the condition is caused due to streptococcus infection, it can be treated only with antibiotics. Strep throat infection spreads very easily and children are highly susceptible to it.More...

 

Strep Throat Syptoms

Strep Throat Syptoms

Strep throat is among the most widespread throat infections caused by bacteria. Unlike most infections of the throat that are caused by viruses, strep throat is caused by a bacterium, named Streptococcus pyogenes orGroup-A Strep. More...

 

 

Is Strep Throat Contagious Before Symptoms ?

Is Strep Throat Contagious Before Symptoms ?

The individuals infected by group A streptococci bacteria will get the infection called strep throat. This attacks the tissues of the pharynx causing an inflammatory reaction. These bacteria are usually lodged on the skin or in the throats and may remain asymptomatic. They also cause other skin diseases like impetigo. As the infection is caused by a bacterium, strep throat is contagious even before the symptoms begin to show. In fact, this is the stage when people tend to transmit the infection as they are unaware that they are contagious. More...

Should You Take Antibiotic For Strep Throat ?

Should You Take Antibiotic For Strep Throat ?

When the individual complains of symptoms, tests are conducted in the laboratory for the diagnosis of strep throat. If the tests confirm bacteria as the cause for the infection, administration of antibiotics will be prescribed. Such individuals will have less chances of transmitting the infection 24 hours from the time the antibiotics have been administered. The other complications resulting from strep throat an also be averted by antibiotics. More...

What Happens If Strep Throat Is Untreated ?

What Happens If Strep Throat Is Untreated ?

Strep throat is an infection caused by bacterial or viral attack. It does not easily clear by itself as in the case of sore throat. Treatment using antibiotics will be required for relief. If the condition is left without treatment, not only will the risk of spread of the infection increase, but the condition will worsen with the progress of time. Other complications may also result like cardiovascular disease, kidney problems or rheumatic fever. Before the invention of penicillin as cure for strep throat, many patients often ended up getting diseases which were life-threatening due to persistent strep throat. More...

Incubation Time For Strep Throat

Incubation Time For Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection caused by the Streptococci bacteria. The development of infection can be different in each person, as the incubation time for the bacteria can vary. Typically, the incubation time is between 2 and 5 days. In some cases the incubation time can be as long as eight days. The incubation time starts from the time when a person is exposed to the infection, and till the bacteria proliferate and begin showing symptoms of infection. More...