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Posted by mommiechewie on March 19, 2000 at 00:50:14:

In Reply to: Strep Throat Recurrences posted by Teresa on February 07, 2000 at 11:21:59:

: My 8-year old son has Strep Throat for the second time in 2 mths. Actually, he's been on Penicillin for 10 days, off less than one, and it is back again. This is the same thing that happened in December. This go around with Penicillin was double the MGs from the first, but here we are again. The pediatrician mentioned that he could be a carrier, but it was too soon to really tell that. It's getting frustrating, because he's of course contagious for the first 24-hrs. on meds., which means no school and no work for me--not to mention him feeling pretty miserable. Has anyone else had this type of problem? Did it get better? Did the doctor give you anything besides Penicillin? Thanks for any feedback.

i had that problem when i was younger. they had all of my family and friends tested to see if one was a carrier. no one came up positive. i eventually grew out of it. however i do know that removing the tonsils will not cure strep. i have been advised by an ent that you can still get strep if you do not have tonsils. just a thought if you were pondering that. i know it may not have been much help, sorry

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