Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Group B Streptococcal Infection Home Care

Home care for a group B streptococcal infection includes:

  • Group B streptococcal testing during pregnancy:
    • Pregnant women should be tested for Group B strep during prenatal care visits.
    • Usually performed at 26 weeks
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Acetaminophen for pain
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Group B Streptococcal Infection Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have group B streptococcal and any of the following

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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