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What is Streptococcus Infection? ..everything you need to know

September 7, 2019 5:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Feeling like your throat is sore or scratchy?? ..maybe you have Strep! We are pretty sure that once in your visit to your doctor, they have told you about it. The symptoms can range from a mild throat infection to a life-threatening infection of the blood or organs. Anyone can be affected, from babies or small children to older adults.

So, what really is Strep and what does it do to people? Let us discuss more about this kind of infection and learn how we can deal with it.

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Streptococcus Bacterial Infection…

Streptococcus bacterial infection is a common health issue reported in healthcare centers. This common health issue is mainly found with symptoms like inflammation and pain. Streptococcus bacteria generally attacks in throat region to create troubles like fever and pain.

This heath issue can affect people of all age groups. That means, people with low immune health can easily get affected with this infection. Children in the age group between 5 and 15 are more prone to streptococcus bacterial infection. If left unnoticed, bacterial infection can lead way to chronic pneumonia conditions.

Symptoms shown as a result of streptococcus bacterial infection vary from one person to another. High fever is a common symptom reported as a result of streptococcus bacterial infection.

To avoid critical health issues, do not wait to for temperature to go above the normal level. For most of the people suffering from streptococcus bacterial infection, symptom is shown as severe headache in combination with sudden chills…but for some people, vivid symptoms like loss of appetite and lymph nodes in throat region, were reported to be present.

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How can the Streptococcus Bacterial Infection spread from one person to another?

This is a common question asked by people. People with low immune system can easily get streptococcus bacterial infection when staying in side with an affected person. Contaminated air is a main pathway for the spreading of streptococcus bacterial infection.

It can also spread via fluid from cough and sneeze of affected people. Hence, people with low immune health are generally advised to make use of vitamin C enriched food sources like oranges and lemon in their diet.

When to consult a doctor while getting distracted from Streptococcus Bacterial Infection?

Unnoticed bacterial infection can lead way to many health issues in life. If sore throat is persisting more than two days, it is suggested to consult a doctor as soon as possible. Also, some people suffering from this kind of infection reported health issues like difficulty in breathing and difficulty in swallowing.

To get the best health result, don’t wait to for your symptoms to get worst, consult or seek a professional help with your doctor.

Medicines to alleviate Streptococcus Bacterial Infection

Generally oral antibiotics are given to those people suffering from streptococcus bacterial infection. If this is started within the first 2 days of the onset of the illness, it can lessen the length and severity of the symptoms, the risk for complications, and the possibility of spreading the infection to other people.

Antibiotics given include Penicillin and Amoxicillin. People who are not responding to the above specified antibiotics are provided with Azithromycin so as to alleviate bacterial infection from body.

Home remedies for the treatment of Streptococcus Bacterial Infection

Inclusion of certain natural cures in daily life can alleviate different health risks like streptococcus bacterial infection in body. One among the best recommended home remedies for the treatment of streptococcus bacterial infection is warm lemon tea.

To get the best result, feel free to start the day with lemon tea. Apart from promoting the immune system, regular consumption of lemon tea is also found to be very effective in cleansing body cells naturally.

Inclusion of honey and turmeric in diet foods is a natural way to decrease the troubles due to streptococcus bacterial infection. For the best result, it is suggested to maintain a balanced diet with nutritive salads. Also, try to minimize the consumption of junk foods and fried foods in diet.

Consumption of basil tea is also found to be very effective in promoting the immune health of body. Hence, feel free to drink basil tea regularly. As per studies, ginger extract is found to be very effective in controlling inflammatory diseases. It is a renowned anti inflammatory food source that can relieve pain and inflammations, so try to make use of ginger tea regularly in daily life.

Gargling warm water added with a table spoon full of salt is a natural way to alleviate the troubles due to streptococcus bacterial infection. It reduces the growth of bacteria in throat and soothes throat naturally.

Prevention of streptococcus bacterial infection

Usage of soaps and water to remove dirt is found to be very effective in reducing streptococcus bacterial infection. Similar to soaps and water, people can also make use of hand sanitizer to remove dirt and prevent the growth of bacteria in hands.

Use of handkerchief while sneezing and coughing can reduce the spreading of bacteria in the surrounding area. Hence, people suffering from streptococcus bacterial infection are advised to maintain proper hygiene so as to reduce the spreading of disease.

We’re hoping that this has helped in some way. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will be more than happy to help you out as much as we can.

 

References:

● https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/symptoms-causes/syc-20350338

● https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-are-streptococcal-infections

● https://www.healthline.com/health/strep-throat

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All the best,
Jacy and Ryan (TMD Team)

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