The optimal treatment of streptococcal is and remains the consistent antibiotic therapy. Children suffer from between four and seven years heaped sore throat streptococcal. Fortunately, not all tonsillitis are caused by these bacteria. The parents notice the infection on the typical symptoms: sore throat, fever, purulent coverings, especially the typical color of the palate and the often described strawberry or Himbeerzunge. The child displays these symptoms, is going to the ENT doctor a must. After intensive investigation, diagnosis may be backed by a throat swab. Within a few minutes the result is: streptococcal angina. This is the case, then should be a consistent treatment with an antibiotic.
10 days of penicillin is still the drug of choice. Erythromycin can be access back when intolerance. Newer antibiotics could prove no improvement the effect. However, the antibiotic for 10 days must be taken. Streptococci produce substances for the human Bodies are toxic.
So, for example, the kidneys affected can be drawn. The heart can also be damaged constantly through this form of tonsillitis. Rheumatic fever is responsible for this complication. Since there are many different types of streptococci, children and adults can keep developing. Up to 1.5 million people have neck pain due to a streptococcal infection. Especially in the cold season, 20 percent of people in Germany of permanently bearers of streptococci are about without that they suffer from symptoms. If now the child – despite optimal treatment – constantly suffers from repeated Streptococcus infections, then must be searched for a source of contagion. First, the closer family members of examined of smear should undergo. From 16 years of age, this study is no longer paid by health insurance, and privately billed patients (costs 5 euro). Of course also the kindergarten or schools promotes the dissemination of streptococci. The Bacteria are transmitted by droplet infection. These include E.g. sneezing, speaking, and cough. After 3 days of antibiotic therapy, the child is no longer contagious and may visit again the school or kindergarten, if there are no more symptoms. Dr. med. Holger Dewes, Saarlouis