BACTERIA

streptococcus bacteria
streptococcus bacteria


Toddlers are most likely to become infected by streptococcus bacteria.The high chance of spreading the bacteria is from siblings mainly through coughs and sneezes, can get it by touching a toy that an infected child has played with. The symptoms we should concern are throat pain, which can be so severe that may have trouble swallowing or even talking.The other consequences are fever, swollen lymph nodes and abdominal pain.Immediately get the checkup if the child is suspecting strep.Give a rapid test and a throat culture (which takes 48 hours but is definitive), says Jay Hommes, M.D., a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, in Rochester, Minnesota.After giving antibiotics under 24hr observation make sure the child is symptoms free and healthy.

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