WHAT IS BACTERIA STREP A?

Group A streptococcus are infections caused by entry of microorganisms or bacteria in the body possibly leading to an illnesses. They mostly affect the skin and throat mainly causing mild illnesses, but sometimes it may be life-threatening. Such infections are contagious. The bacteria can spread through sneezing, coughing, or getting in contact with the skin of an infected person. Children may get inflammatory responses, including rheumatic fever, prominent rash, or kidney damage.

Symptoms

  • Swollen tonsils
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Painful swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Itchy skin
  • Rash on the neck

I always tell my clients to seek medical attention if the symptoms become serious or infection does not disappear two weeks following treatment.I recommend the following measures to reduce the risk;

  • Thoroughly wash hands with water and soap.
  • Clean and cover wounds until fully healed.
  • If kids are sick, let them stay at home.
  • Wash items like utensils and spoons used by infected individuals.
  • Cover your moth when sneezing.

MS, Durham University
GP

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

Mental health expert
MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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