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Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Strep Throat by Tom Plamondon Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:54pm 02/07/09   Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat.  The infection is caused by Sreptococcus (Group A Beta Hemolytic Strep) bacteria.  It is transmitted through the saliva and/or nasal secretions.  Streptococcus bacteria takes 2-5 days to incubate in the upper respiratory tract and people with strep throat remain contagious fo ... Read on »
Strep throat indicators by Tom Plamondon Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm We have been doing a clinical study of indicators for strep throat. Our initial results show that the 4 symptoms or signs which most typically  indicate strep throat are: sore throat fever swollen tonsils swollen tonsils exudates (white patches on the tonsils) Other factors which do not necessary indicate strep ... Read on »
Recurrent sore throats by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments If you have recurrent throat infections with staph or strep bacteria, check your toothbrush, your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown from toothbrushes of 30 percent of children who were infected with that germ. Beta strep can persist in unwashed toothbrushes for 15 days and in washed to ... Read on »
What is strep throat? by kimmie1980ca Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 3:09pm Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat. What causes strep throat? Strep throat is caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria. There are many different types of strep bacteria. Some cause more serious illness than others. ... Read on »
The Tag-a-Long Phenomenon: A Healthy Contagion by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 12:26pm by Barbara Berkeley, MD  You may have read the headlines awhile back in your local newspaper.  Obesity is contagious.  Based on data emerging from several large scale clinical studies, researchers announced that those of us who socialize with, or live with those who are obese have the tendency to "catch" it, making obesity into a sort ... Read on »
Health Tip: Help Prevent the Spread of Strep Throat by Medline Plus Posted Wed 22 Sep 2010 6:00am A lesson in prevention By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a painful bacterial infection that's highly contagious. The Nemours Foundation suggests these steps to help reduce transmission of strep throat from your child to others: Make sure y ... Read on »
Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School by HealthFinder Posted Sun 14 Aug 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say. ... Read on »
A fresh start by meredith Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 9:35am My house smells like Lavender, a good smell... a pretty smell... now if only that wasn't because I used a half a can of lavender scented Lysol to sterilize the house... :) It's a brand new day, the kids shouldn't be contagious any more with Strep, however Michael still has another 5 days that the pneumonia *could* still be contagious, and J ... Read on »
LeRoy, PANDAS, Autism and EL - Will the real "Mystery Illness" Please Stand Up?- Part 2 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Mar 2012 12:00am By Theresa Conrick Read LeRoy, PANDAS, Autism and EL - Will the real "Mystery Illness" Please Stand Up?- Part 1  So it is possible that medical mysteries may have some common features.  A few years ago, The Today Show had a beautiful young girl on who had become famous for an odd and scary reason.  She was sneezing thousan ... Read on »