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Is strep throat a contagious infection?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2987 Questions

Posted on Wed, 2 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: We have a new born less than week old. My 30 year old daughter son has strep throat but she does not. She has bought airline tickets previously to come see the baby for a week. Can the baby catch strep throat from her. Baby is breastfedd
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

If your daughter is asymptomatic, no need to worry

Detailed Answer:


If your daughter is asymptomatic and she is the only one visiting the baby, there is nothing to be worried.

Just follow safe hygiene practices like hand washing before touching the baby.

Do not cough or sneeze near the baby.

If your daughter also develops symptoms, she should be tested for strep throat. If positive, she can visit the baby only after completing 24 hours of antibiotic course.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Lekshmi Rita Venugopal, General & Family Physician
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