Streptococcus

Definition of Streptococcus:

A genus of gram-staining chain-forming cocci bacteria.  Some are responsible for common and potentially serious human infections, ranging from scarlet fever and strep throat to bacterial endocarditis and pus pockets.  Most of the disease-potential streptococci bacteria are also a normal part of the skin, mouth and upper respiratory flora.

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Antibiotics

...as a treatment
“...Wounds and burns infected with streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria were major causes of death, as were the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and pneumonia...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...Was the culture positive for strep throat? Did the test find antibodies to a virus that indicates an infection? But for many more tests, the meaning of the results depends on their context...”
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Cold Or Flu

...the condition
“...Cold and flu-like symptoms can sometimes mimic more serious illnesses like strep throat, measles or chickenpox...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth decay delay, toxemia, trench foot, tuberculosis, typhoid, ulcers*, Vincent's angina*, warts*, whooping cough*, yeast infections*...”

Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“...Most conditions in the adult are secondary to staphylococcus (staph) or streptococcus (strep) infections...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...The most common type of infection is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...strep)...”

Erythema Nodosum

...the condition
“...Finally, all kinds of infections, ranging from the common, such as strep throat, to the uncommon, such as coccidioidomycosis (a fungal disease mostly seen in the southwestern U...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“Some experts suggest treating all cases with penicillin (if penicillin was not the underlying cause), because strep infection is frequently the underlying condition...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Skullcap is prescribed for acute tonsillitis and strep throat...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...Shigella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Giardia lamblia, Diplococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycobacterium species, Campylobacter, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Proteus, Cholera, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Legionella pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Herpes simplex 1, Influenza A2, and measles virus...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...the condition
“...small amounts induce Th1 cytokines), alcohol (animals studies show that ethanol definitely suppresses Th1 cytokines and induces Th2; beer was not tested and there are some indications it may help), streptococcus thermophilis (sometimes found in yoghurt), candidiasis, circulating immune complexes (CICs – caused by a combination of leaky gut syndrome and poor digestion of proteins due to a lack or...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Many times the symptoms are so mild that it is not recognized for what it is: The symptoms of mononucleosis may be the same as many other illnesses, such as "colds" or strep throat...”
...relationship to Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")
“...First, the symptoms of mono and strep infection (including that caused by Strep-A, a particularly serious form of strep) are very similar...”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

...as a treatment
“...Lactobacilli have active anti-microbial characteristics and are able to kill various pathogens such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E...”
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Monolaurin

...as a treatment
“...Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candida albicans, giardia lamblia, ringworm, H...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Other organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Beta hemolytic streptococci also may cause this condition...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“...If caused by the group A streptococcus, it is called "strep throat"...”
...recommendation Goldenseal
“The berberine alkaloid found in goldenseal stops the growth of streptococcus, the organism most often associated with bacterial pharyngitis...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Even when beta-hemolytic streptococcus has been cultured and thus shown to be present, antibiotic use may be no more effective than placebo...”

Polymyositis

...the condition
“...muscle cells are unable to process chemicals normally), hormone disorders (such as abnormal thyroid, calcium, and magnesium conditions), and infectious diseases (such as influenza virus, AIDS, streptococcus and Lyme bacteria, pork tapeworm and schistosomiasis)...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Anaerobic bacteria such as bacteroides, clostridium and streptococcus may be active at deeper levels of the dermis, insulated from the healing influence of oxygen...”

Rheumatic Heart Disease

...the condition
“Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of rheumatic fever, which in turn results from an untreated strep throat...”
...our question about Frequency and severity of sore throats
“Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of rheumatic fever, which in turn results from an untreated strep throat...”

Sinusitis

...the condition
“...This fluid is an excellent medium for bacteria, especially streptococcus, pneumococcus, haemophilus influenza and staphylococcus, which are the bacteria most implicated in acute sinusitis...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... Treating coughs and other respiratory ailments (including strep throat and respiratory distress related to congestive heart failure), and viral and bacterial infections; antiasthmatic...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...suggested for the following: Viral infections Hepatitis; Atypical/viral pneumonia; Acute poliomyelitis; Encephalitis; Myelitis; Mumps; Measles; Mononucleosis; Herpes; Bacterial infections Staph; Strep; E...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...recommendation Antibiotics
“...ureaplasma, candida or strep will respond to the appropriate treatment...”
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