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#1 of 4 Old 04-05-2006, 10:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok...the flu shot thread got me thinking about this. Gitti mentioned that after 3 days your body builds an immunity to strep. I need to know more about this.

I suffered with strep constantly as a child. I remember every couple of months being swabbed at the Drs office, always positive, always on antibiotics (blech), always sick. At 11, I had my tonsils out and rarely got strep after that.

I do not want dd to follow in my footsteps! I remember my mom saying that if strep goes untreated it could affect your heart? Talk to me about strep/immunity/antibiotics.

Surprised they haven't developed a strep throat vax yet. Think off all of those lost work days for my mom...
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Maybe you want to check the thread about Dr. Mendelsohn's book "Raising a Healthy Child In Spite Of Your Doctor".

The strep throat immunity is from his book - somewhere. I guess under strep throat. I read it a few years ago.
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I read that book and can't remember it! Oops...guess I gotta go over it again...
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Good question. I had the same experience, but I also know that I was really bad about taking the ABs at that age and was likely unwittingly creating superbugs.

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