The CDC has recently released a helpful guide for whether or not you should take antibiotics to help you feel better. This is important information in light of the urgent public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. According to CDC.gov: Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the…
6805pwpadminDecember 17, 2019
A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat to check for the presence of group A Streptococcus bacteria, which can cause Strep Throat and other medical issues (including scarlet fever, pneumonia and heart problems). Within minutes, you can know if your sore throat is caused by bacteria, which requires antibiotics…
6805pwpadminJune 26, 2019
In previous articles we have discussed that “Strep Throat” is a throat infection caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for two reasons: one, ‘Strep’ is very contagious and easily transmitted between people in close contact with each other, like schools and offices; two,…
6805pwpadminJanuary 31, 2018
If you have been having pain in your throat, you are not alone! Throat pain is one of the most common symptoms and accounts for millions of doctors’ visits each year (1). So how do you figure out if your throat pain is from a throat infection?
6805pwpadminJanuary 19, 2018
We’ve all heard the term strep throat, right? But what does it actually mean? Is it just another word for a sore throat? Will it go away if you gargle salt water? Is it caused from a virus? Does it even matter? Most importantly, is it dangerous?
6805pwpadminJanuary 11, 2018