675
Moms Expertise

Can babies get strep throat

Add your advice here…
Message length 300 characters recommended
08/01/14

No babies usually do not get strep throat. However if they do, this is what the Mayo Clinic says:

"Children who develop strep throat repeatedly may have contact with a carrier of strep, likely at home or in a child care setting — or may be strep carriers themselves. A strep carrier is someone who still has the strep-causing bacteria, but who has been treated and no longer has symptoms.

Strep throat is an infection caused by a bacterium known as group A streptococcus. Strep throat can occur at any age, even during infancy. However, strep throat is most common in school-age children and young adults.

For the few infants who develop strep throat, signs and symptoms may include:

Sleeplessness
Irritability
Fever
Refusal to breast-feed or drink from a bottle
Occasionally, a fine, red rash on the torso, arms and legs."

8
What is Moms Expertise?
“Moms Expertise” — a growing community - based collection of real and unique mom experience. Here you can find solutions to your issues and help other moms by sharing your own advice. Because every mom who’s been there is the best Expert for her baby.
Add your expertise
Baby checklist. Newborn
Can babies get strep throat
08/07/16Moment of the day
My Son Josiah, Me and My Gabriel
030
Browse moms
Moms of babies
SandyMandyMaricela4NicoleTishCharitaDanielleFeliciaMelissa5Tabitha4NicolleBethany