August 10, 2023 | Resistance, Chaco.
treatment and prevention
They point out the importance of not self-medicating and of prevention through vaccination.
The Chaco Department of Health reported details of Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterium considered the most common cause of acute pharyngitis and skin infections. They point out the importance of not self-medicating and of prevention through vaccination.
“Pneumococcus is a bacterium that is commonly found in the mucous membranes of the nose or pharynx (throat). This means that a person carrying the bacterium can spread it to other people by coughing or sneezing and can cause mild symptoms such as otitis media and sinusitis.” disease, as well as severe invasive diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and arthritis,” the Ministry of Health reported.
The only way to prevent this is a vaccine, as it protects against serious infections caused by this bacterium and its potential complications.
It is included in the national vaccination calendar and is offered free of charge at all public vaccination centers in the province.
Pharyngitis manifests as sore throat, fever, headache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. There is also redness of the pharynx and tonsils, bad breath, and swollen glands in the neck.
It spreads by coughing, sneezing or touching a wound. The incubation period varies according to clinical presentation and is 1 to 3 days.
advice and treatment
Among the treatments that stand out in the provincial treatment plan, it is important to avoid self-medication and seek medical advice for timely diagnosis.
Treatment with antibiotics should be for 10 days. It is important not to pause it prematurely.