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Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Strep Throat
What is strep throats life process as a bacterium?
Some people are chronic carriers of beta haemolyticus streptococci in there throat. They transmit the infection by airborne route to others mostly. Some infections are spread by the patients with acute infections also. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases
What communicable diseases can be treated with penicillin?
Strep throat (caused by streptococci bacteria) Syphilis Staph infections (caused by staphylococci bacteria) ...
Are all bacterial infections non contagious and viral infections contagious?
Both bacterial infections and viral infections can be contagious or not contagious. Some viral infections are not spread from human to human or are only rarely spread that way. TB is a contagious bacterial infection. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs
What is the prescription Duricef used for?
Duricef is indicated for the treatment of patients with infection caused by susceptible strains of the designated organisms in the following diseases: Urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis, and Klebsiella species. Skin and skin structure infections caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. Pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci). ...
Asked in Microbiology, Public Health and Safety
What kind of common bacteria grows in bathrooms?
Staphylococci: Staphylococci are yellow, spherical cells that grow in irregular clusters. It is known that an estimated 15-20% of the general population carries these bacteria in their noses and throats. Staphylococci infections are the single most common types of infections within hospitals from surgical or wound infections. They can infect hair follicles resulting in painful boils and may spread across the entire head. Staphylococci are also found to infect the bones after tissue infections and may even spread through the bloodstream. They can infect...
How can infection be spread?
Depends on the type of infection. Respiratory infections are spread through contact of respiratory particulates (breathing, coughing, sneezing and hand to hand contact), skin infections sometimes can be spread by direct contact (but often not). STDs are spread through sexual contact. ...
Can flucloxacillin be taken for tonsillitis?
The cause for tonsillitis is either viral infections or streptococcal infection. You do not need antibiotic for viral infections. The bacteria which causes tonsillitis is streptococci. Streptococci practically never produce beta lactamase enzyme. Flucloxacillin is used to treat the beta lactamase producing bacteria. The antibacterial action of flucloxacillin itself is very less as compared to penicillin or ampicillin. So flucloxacillin for tonsillitis is a bad choice. ...
Asked in Microbiology
What traits will differentiate pathogenic streptococci found in a patient's pharynx from streptococci that are part of the normal microbiota?
Pathogenic streptococci will be beta-hemolytic, while others will not.