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Eczema on neck, vulva. Blood test shows strep-b. Family history of psoriasis, diabetes. Cure?

I have excema affecting nape of neck (lichenified) and vulva . Bloods reveal Strep B, Haemolytic group G. I ve been told this ought to be treated because of symptomology. Family history of psoriasis and diabetes. Can someone explain this to me, please? What is the Strep condition and how could it affect my existing symptoms? How should it be treated and should I be prepared for a long-term course of meds for it? Can it recurr, etc. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Akhan Gordon,

Thanks for posting your query.
Group G Streptococci is a bacteria which usually rarely causes infections in humans but can occur when a human gets in contact with a carrier animal like a dog, cat etc. It needs to be treated because of 1. your present medical condition i.e eczema 2. family history of psoriasis and diabetes
This so as to limit the chances of the bacteria causing serious affections like sepsis. Choice of antibiotics will be good if it was done after a blood culture + sensitivity test. Antibiotics usually takes from 3-10 days treatment. Can only go beyond if there is resistance to treatment.
Your eczema could be handled with topical steroid creams like hydrocortisone.

hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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