Adult Strep Throat - page 2
I had strep throat last year for the first time in almost twenty years. I got it again, about three weeks ago. Well, as I sit here typing this, my throat is killing me again, and I am seriously... Read More
Jul 9, '04From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829Quote from RepatMy thoughts exactly!Have everyone you live with tested - even your dog can be a carrier! Take care of yourself, don't get run down and let the bugs in. Hope you feel better!
Working in Peds I have seen entire families with recurrent strep. I can not count the number of times the source often turned out to be the one kid who NEVER got sick (so they never got swabbed). Throat cultures (NOT the rapid strep test) done while "well" will show if someone is a carrier.
Jul 9, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 479; Likes: 22Thanks for the thoughts everyone!
The ped I work for did the rapid strep yesterday, and it was negative. I was off today, so I got a call from on of the phone RN's saying the culture was positive. So, I now start my second course of abx in four weeks, and I will be taking everyone in for a throat culture Monday!
Ain't life grand?
Jul 10, '04Occupation: med-surg Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 603; Likes: 97Glad to hear you finally have a diagnosis and treatment. Hope you are feeling better soon.