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What are causes for strep b in the throat?

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What are causes for strep b in the throat? Can this be caused by oral sex? Can a man get strep b in his throat from having oral sex with a woman who is a carrier and/or a woman get it from oral sex with a man after having after intercourse with a woman who is a carrier?

How can a woman find out if she is a carrier?


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replied November 4th, 2012
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A40087
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is possible to acquire infections from unprotected oral sex, even without actual vaginal penetration. Unless you are 100% sure about the sexual history of your partner, practice protected oral sex. Infections that can be contracted through unprotected oral sex include HIV, (if you are performing oral sex on someone with HIV and you have any cuts, blisters, or open sores in your mouth, then the infected fluid can enter your body through those cuts and the HIV virus can enter your blood or vice versa if you are receiving oral sex from an HIV+ person who has cuts or blisters in their mouth or if you have abrasions on your genitals), Chlamydia, Oral Herpes, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis A and E, Syphilis, streptococcal, and yeast infections. If a woman suspects infection, she can have throat swab tested to confirm/rule out infective cause, or go ahead with getting serological tests done.
Take care.


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