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Strep Throat<br />By: Erin Mignogna-Dougherty<br />
Causes and Transmission<br />How is it transmitted?<br />Causes<br /><ul><li>A Streptococcus bacteria
Sharing Water bottles
Touching doorknobs, desks, etc. that have the bacteria
Coming in close contact with someone who is infected</li></li></ul><li>Who Is At Risk?<br /><ul><li>Anyone can be infected
Around throughout out the year
However….
Most commonly found in children ages 5-15
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  1. 1. Strep Throat<br />By: Erin Mignogna-Dougherty<br />
  2. 2. Causes and Transmission<br />How is it transmitted?<br />Causes<br /><ul><li>A Streptococcus bacteria
  3. 3. Sharing Water bottles
  4. 4. Touching doorknobs, desks, etc. that have the bacteria
  5. 5. Coming in close contact with someone who is infected</li></li></ul><li>Who Is At Risk?<br /><ul><li>Anyone can be infected
  6. 6. Around throughout out the year
  7. 7. However….
  8. 8. Most commonly found in children ages 5-15
  9. 9. Most commonly found during late spring and early fall</li></li></ul><li>Signs and Symptoms <br /><ul><li>Fever
  10. 10. Red throat, sometimes with white patches
  11. 11. Sore throat
  12. 12. Headache
  13. 13. Stomach ache
  14. 14. Nausea
  15. 15. Chills
  16. 16. Loss of appetite
  17. 17. Swollen lymph nodes
  18. 18. Difficulty swallowing </li></li></ul><li>Diagnosis<br /><ul><li>Throat Culture- the doctor will take a swab and wipe the back of the throat, this swab is then cultured to test for the presence of bacteria. The test results could take 2 days.
  19. 19. Rapid Antigen Test- This test is performed the same way, however the test results can come back in a matter of minutes. This test detects whether or not there are any foreign substances in the throat. </li></li></ul><li>Pathophysiology<br /><ul><li>Strep Throat is considered an acute illness
  20. 20. You can never become immune to Strep Throat
  21. 21. Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat gets irritated and inflamed, causing a sudden, severe sore throat.</li></li></ul><li>Prevention<br /><ul><li>Strep throat can be prevented by doing simple things like…
  22. 22. Washing your hands often
  23. 23. Not sharing water bottles, glasses, etc.
  24. 24. Covering your mouth when sneezing and coughing
  25. 25. Getting new toothbrushes often
  26. 26. Strep Throat is not a terminal disease, however, it can be prevention</li></li></ul><li>Treatment<br /><ul><li>Penicillin or amoxicillin is most traditionally prescribed when a strep test is positive
  27. 27. Penicillin is usually given in the form of injection when the patient suffers from difficulty of swallowing or vomiting
  28. 28. Amoxicillin is given to young children in the form of liquid or chewable tablets because it tastes better and does not require a needle
  29. 29. Even though symptoms may go away in a few day, antibiotics should be taken for the full course of treatment, which is usually about ten days</li>
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