What is Streptococcus?
Streptococcus is a genus of bacteria found in the human body and environment. These bacteria can cause infection in humans, particularly in the throat. Streptococcus infections are contagious and can be spread through contact with an infected person or surfaces or objects contaminated with the bacteria.
Treatment options for strep throat
1) Oral penicillin V
Oral penicillin V is a widely used treatment for throat infections caused by a group of bacteria called streptococcus. The recommended timing of oral penicillin V for treating this type of infection is ten days. During this time, the body builds up an immunity to the bacteria, which helps to prevent future occurrences. In addition, the antibiotic helps reduce the infection’s severity and duration.
Oral penicillin V works by inhibiting the growth of streptococcal bacteria. It prevents the bacteria from producing the proteins necessary for survival and growth. This prevents the bacteria from multiplying and spreading and eventually leads to their death. Oral penicillin V is generally well-tolerated and has few side effects. The most common side effects are mild stomach upset and diarrhea. Less common side effects may include skin rash, hives, and joint pain.