A Canadian woman whose son died after she treated his strep throat
with dandelion tea and oregano oil was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.
(known to physicians as streptococcal pharyngitis) is caused by a group of bacteria known as type A streptococcus.
The iTest, designed to diagnose strep throat
, includes a kit with a swab that is rubbed against an infected patch of throat.
SAN DIEGO -- If a child presents with what looks like recurrent strep throat
, physicians should ask two questions before prescribing antibiotics: Is this a true recurrence of strep infection?
The Question: How soon after starting treatment for strep throat
is it safe for a child to return to school?
Nearly 80 pharmacies in the Midwest have teamed up with the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy and Michigan's Ferris State College of Pharmacy to perform rapid diagnostic tests for strep throat
and influenza for patients via research grants from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.
In fact, the risk of strep throat
is low enough for adults that doctors may skip testing them, deciding not to bother after running down a list of symptoms.
Researchers said only about 10 per cent of adults with sore throats have strep throat
, which is caused by bacteria that could be killed by antibiotics, Khaleej Times reported.
While some health care professionals tell patients - especially children - to replace their toothbrushes after suffering from a cold, the flu, or a case of strep throat
, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston advise that doing so might not be necessary.
I had strep throat
, so my mom gave me this medicine to take every day for two weeks.
These amazing medicines kill the bacteria that give you strep throat
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I'm still recovering from strep throat
, but I'm right where I need to be at this stage in the season.