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Question: sick after being in contact with hemolytic strep a

 jujudov - Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi there I am a midwife who was in very close contact with a patient with necrotising facitis from a strep a infection. Changing wound dressings putting in lines and spending a bit if time with her. I am currently 25 weeks pregnant myself. a few days latter I developed a sore throat, this has now moved into my larynx and chest. The cough is very chesty and rattles and the mucous I am bringing up is very thick and green. do u think there is a link and need to poss have antibiotics or is this more likley to just be a cold or flu?? Am I just being parinoid?
Thanks juju
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:06 pm

User avatar Hi juju -- While this is probably not related to necrotizing facsiitis exposure, you do seem to have a likely bacterial infection based upon the description of the cough and sputum, so probably should be cultured (sputum) and put on appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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