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luvguitar432
Can you get strep throat from kissing someone?
cause i have it, and idk.
                     




R J
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Yes so stay away. Use some mouth wash and have them use some also and go to the doctor, that stuff is not to be played with. Take care.


drewhenderson13
yes... strep is an incredibly infectious desease.

in fact you are prety much guaranted to catch it if you kiss someone who has it.


Susan M
Oh yeah you can!


vicki2be
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Yes it is very infectious just like Mono and a cold and a cold sore or pink eye! If you are not sure if you have strep here is a real test to find out if you have it. Gargle with very warm but not hot salt water for 5 to 6 times a day for about2 to 3 days and if you still have a sore throat then more than likely it is strep! Because strep is the only throat virus that can survive in salt water! Then you must seek a Doctors help for antibiotics!


Stine
Absolutely. But--good news!--strep throat is not contagious after a few days of antibiotics, so if you know you have it, you're probably on something already, and you'll be good to go within three days or so.

To be on the safe side, though, wait until you're done with antibiotics--it's the only way to be sure you won't give it to someone else.


Debbie V
You need to tell all your boyfriends that you have strep because they may come down with it any minute now.

TX Mom


chipmunk
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I think you can because of the saliva that carries the bacteria so do not kiss him/her unless you want to be sick


Ava
Yes, you can spread it by even letting someone use the same glass you have used. It is very contagious. Hope you are getting treatment.


lil ol me
yes. yes... yes. very contagious disease. keep away from everybody even those you are not kissing.


shavon w
yes


autumlovr
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yep, it's quite contagious actually.


Dave M
I'm pretty sure you can. When people kiss it sets up the possibility for germs/virus/etc to pass from one person to another by both bodily fluids and by air. I don't know how strep throat is passed along, but I'm pretty sure it's either by bodily fluids or in the air.

Oh, and just to alarm the hell out of you, there's a new very virulant strain going around now. I read that it is possibly killing more people in the USA than the AIDS virus. So, I would definately go to the doctor tomorrow and get this treated immediately. No need to take chances with this.


DannyB
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yes of course.


billy s
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I think you can.Go to doctor.


poetris
you sure can!


Emily Dew
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Absolutely! Heck, if you can get strep just by being in the same house or the same classroom as someone who has it, it stands to reason that kissing would definitely transfer it. I know doctors always tell you that you're not contagious after the first 24 hours of antibiotic use, but I don't believe that. My kids have gotten strep from other kids who were being treated for strep, but were well past the initial 24 hour period.


alianna_hodiya
Yes You can, I suggest do ont kiss the infected person.


Molly
Yes you can, best way to get it.


chipper
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Strep throat is a contagious disease (meaning that you catch it from another person). It is caused by infection with group A streptococci (pronounced: strep-toe-kok-sigh) bacteria, and it's very common among teens. The symptoms of strep throat include fever and stomach pain, along with red and swollen tonsils.

Strep throat usually requires a trip to the doctor and a dose of antibiotics. But with the proper medical care - along with plenty of rest and fluids - you should be back on your feet in no time.

Teens tend to get strep throat most often during the school year when big groups of people are in close quarters.

The bacteria that cause strep throat tend to hang out in the nose and throat, so normal activities like sneezing, coughing, or shaking hands can easily scatter the strep infection from one person to another. That's why it's so important to wash your hands as often as possible - doing so can lessen your chances of getting contagious infections like strep throat.

If you have strep throat, your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics for about 10 days. Within about 24 hours after you start taking the antibiotics, your temperature will probably be back to normal. By the second or third day, your other symptoms should start to go away.

Even if you don't feel sick anymore, it's important to finish your antibiotic prescription. If you stop taking antibiotics too soon, bacteria can remain in your throat and your symptoms may come back.

People who don't get their strep infection treated, or who don't finish all their antibiotics, are at risk for developing other illnesses down the line. These can be serious and include such conditions as rheumatic fever (which can cause permanent damage to the heart), scarlet fever, blood infection, or kidney disease.

To prevent spreading the bacteria and infecting people around you, keep your eating utensils, dishes, and drinking glasses separate. Wash them in hot, soapy water after use. Don't share food, drinks, napkins, handkerchiefs, or towels. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough to prevent passing fluid droplets to someone else. Wash your hands frequently, particularly after wiping or blowing your nose.

It's important to stay home for at least 24 hours until the antibiotics have had a chance to work. This helps prevent passing the strep infection to other people. Your doctor will tell you when it's OK to return to school and other activities.

To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of cool liquids, such as water or ginger ale, especially if you have a fever. It's probably a good idea to avoid drinking orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemonade, or other acidic drinks because they may irritate your throat. Warm liquids like soups, tea with honey, or hot chocolate can be soothing.

Ask your doctor before using throat lozenges or over-the-counter anesthetic sprays because these may make a strep infection feel worse rather than better.


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