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impetigo to sore throat
An_187739 posted:
My 5 year old came down with impetigo several days ago. He is constantly all over me so avoiding contact is impossible. Now I have come down with a sever sore throat, low fever and headache. Could staph or strep from his impetigo transfer to me and cause strep throat or a staph infection in my throat?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Yes, it certainly can. However, exposure to any infectious disease does not automatically imply you will contract it. Your immune system (and levels of hygiene) are considerably better than your son.

Most sore throats are viral, but are due to Strep, and even Staph. Since you describe your sore throat as severe, it would be wise to get a throat culture.

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