Strep throat and pregnancy

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I am 14 weeks pregnant. I went to my GP on 12/18 with a 100 low fever and a sore throat. Had a strep test done and it was positive. Got prescribed amoxicillin which I started right away. I am very nauseous and throw up a lot because of the pregnancy. I took the antibiotics for 5 days but then stopped because they made me even more nauseous. Got my sore throat back on 12/25 but this time it hurts even more. I don't really have a fever (99.7).
I woke up early this morning with a really sore throat, I didn't think anything of it since I've been sleeping with the windows open these past few days but I ended up looking in the mirror and I noticed 2 white bumps back there. I also feel really tired and my body feels sore. Is this strep possibly? Are there pregnancy safe home remedies I can try to cure it on my own?
So just found out i have strep throat and am only 10 weeks and 3 days pregnant. They gave me amoxicillin for ten days scared it wld hurt baby but if the doctor recommended then it has to b safe right. ?
No, I just went thru that!! My eight year old had strep and I was 25 weeks pg. My Dr. said that it was no big deal if I got it, they would treat it the same as if I weren't pg. Good Luck!
If you do get it, I know that a Z-pack is perfectly safe in pregnancy. (I've had pink eye and bronchitis so far this pregnancy so I've had my fill of Z-packs!) Also, my baby cousin went to a sitter where all the kids got strep and they took her to the doctor just to make sure she was ok. That doctor told my Aunt that kids can't generally get strep under the age of 2. It comes out in the from of a cold. I know doctors have differing opinions, but that is what she was told!
Anyone had strep throat while preg. I think I might have it and I'm going to call the Dr. I'll have to call my OB as I don't have a primary. I was wondering if anyone had been in the same boat though and what the Dr. did or perscribed.
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have had strep throat going on the 4th time since finding out I'm pregnant. I have been givin amoxicillin 500 everytime. It work but after a about a week after stopping it ( and I use it all till its gone ) it comes back. This is very frustrating to me and have no clue what else to do. Could the pregnancy be causing it? Or am I just cursed with this fun illness?? Please help.
3 months ago I went into a walk in clinic for a sore throat, the back sides and roof of my mouth were all very swollen and covered in white stuff, sever pain and a fever of 102.8. The doctor did a swab test and told me I tested negative but that he wanted to give me a "z-PAC" of antibiotics anyway and that if it fixed the issue then it was a false negative.
My throat is sore and feels swallowen, my ears hurt, my nose is stuffed up so I have been breathing through my mouth, my chest hurts. I'm almost 30 weeks. I want to go to the doctor but I don't have money to go to urgent care, they don't take meficaid. Should I call my ob in the morning and see what shr says?
The last two times that I gave him oral sex I broke out in the most painful blisters on my tonsils. I went to the Dr. because I thought that I had strep throat and the test came back as just a virus, however, I don't know what virus.
Theyre having problems with lice at her school and they found a couple nits on her wednesday, shes been having past trouble with utis and now has been diagnosed with overactice bladder thursday, and then started running a fever that night and did again last night throat puffy and hurting so bout to go to dr again. And thurs her insurance is apparently inactive and dss has not notified me of any changes and will not return my calls and im having to pay out of pocket for it all.
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and got strep throat for the 4th time since finding out I'm pregnant. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and by tonight there was white spots all over my tonsils. I woke up an hour ago and now they are totally covered in that yucky white stuff. I've been given amoxicillin 500 every time and it works, and I take the full round till they are gone. A week or so after they are gone it comes back..
I thought that at first too lol. Group A strep is the one in the throat. Group b they swab you down there and sometimes they even take an anal sample to test. Some women develop it as it is not a std. I don't think there are symptoms to it.
My 7 year old daughter came down with strep throat today, I do not have it that I know of yet and I hope not to get it BUT if I get it how will if any it affect my pregnancy? Can it harm the baby? My doctor says as soon as I think I might have it to call and they will call me in a script for antibiotics, I don't like to take meds of any kind but I will If I have to of course. Has anyone had strep while pregnant, any comments on the subject....
Basically the strep b bacteria different from what causes strep throat lives in our bodies like so many other bacteria good and bad and when we're pregnant and test positive were said to be `colonized` so not really anything you can do about it or to prevent it its not an std. Just means you need antibiotics during labor to prevent it passing to baby.
Pelvic pain and abnormal discharge were the symptoms that caused me to go to the ER, where I was treated with Bactrim DS and Doxicycline. 8 days later and after lab results (CBC, STD and whatever else ER doc ordered) came back, my family doctor prescribed 875 mg amoxicillian twice daily and discontinued the other antibiotics. 5 days later, I was sicker than I was on day one and my WBC was 15.5, same as it was on day one.
I was given Penicillin, had blood tested and finally got a swab test done (doctors didn't do it before because were SURE it was strep throat). Tests for mono and strep throat were negative, but my throat improved on Penicillin. Then I got hit at beginning of July with a really bad cold/flu with fever, congestion and bad cough but throat was okay looking (not looking like classic strep throat like last 3 times).
In addition to what JGF25 said Group B strep is a type of strep called Streptococcus agalactiae. It also can cause a sore throat and other infections but is most commonly worried about because of its problems in child birth. If you are positive they will treat you during delivery or just before having the baby because of the risk of infecting the baby if you have the bacteria. So they will check a few times to see if you carry the bacteria. If you do they will treat you with antibiotics.
I am 12 weeks pregnant and found out that I have strept throat. Has anyone had this in pregnancy before?? Do I have to use antibiotics?? I am allergic to penicillan and amoxicillan so the doctor prescribed zithromax and assured me it is safe--I am NERVOUs to take anything--what are the effects of strept throat on my fetus???? PLEASE HELP!!
In second month of pregnancy, pain in throat is continue feeling, family doctor asked to not take any medicine, except tynelol, one doctor prescribed antibiotic, getting confused what to do. Dont know what to take or what not. Please guide with present available best way for such conditions.
Not sure if you've ever had strep Throat before but if you do get it you need antibiotics or it can get really bad (I had strep a few times growing up and wow, I can definitely tell the difference between strep throat and a normal sore throat).
Did the cough drops help?
for the pain in throat you can use vitamin C drops it helps and safe but u can call ur doctor if its strep they can test in office and give safe antibiotics
Just a sore throat with white spots. Could it be something else other than strep? And if it is strep throat, can it go untreated? If so, will it harm my baby or me? I've heard about cases where people don't even know they have strep because they don't show any symptoms for it. I used to get it 5 times a year and it would hit me first with an extremely high fever but not this time.
I am guessing that the missing link here is that when our immune systems become weakened by some other factor, be it a cold virus, pregnancy, injury, disease etc then Strep B can become detrimental and cause illness due to the imbalance caused by weakened immune system. If a person had no immune system then that person would become ill with practically everything until they died.
I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and have some sort of throat infection. So I was given amoxicillin...it is safe.
I just had my 5th baby this week and had a terrible sore throat/cold for 4 weeks at the beginning of this pregnancy too. You can safely take tylenol, sudafed, and Benadryl for sure. I have taken all 3 during the first trimester of each of my pregnancies and have 5 healthy babies. The ob doctor ok'ed all of those for me. I took sudafed during the day and benedryl at night as it helped me sleep and sudafed made me wide awake. Tylenol for pain is safe along with it.
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