My son is 5.5 and has had many strep infections. Since Sept 2011, he has had 5. There were several before that as well (Dec. 2010 - 2, Sept. 2011 - 2, 2012 - 3). With the next one, we will see an ENT. I would prefer he not have a Tonsillectomy, but he can't keep getting strep, either. My concerns:
I do change his toothbrush, wash all his dishes in the dishwasher, etc. No one else in our family gets strep when he has it (mom, dad, 4 year old and 1 year old daughters). Any advice? What else can I do?
You should do a throat culture on the whole family to see if someone else is a carrier, then treat that person.