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Strep throat carrier

By Anonymous July 6, 2014 - 7:59pm
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Just a few weeks ago my bf came down with a cold, but we still shared food and just pecked one another on the lips. I never got sick, but I stayed away from him for about two weeks till he fully recovered. Once the cold was gone (after about three weeks) On a Sunday, we made out. That Thursday afternoon i got really sick and to find out i had strep throat. My mom said it might have been from work, because that Monday i did a lot of dusting and i suffer from sinus and allergies year round. Also, i get very cold on the job and on my breaks i go to my car and sit in until i eventually start sweating, then go back inside the cold store. I also have a history of getting sore throats (like last year). I asked my bf did he give it to me and he swore that he just had a cold and didn't have sore throat. I became afraid when i was told someone can be a carrier of it. If he is a carrier i thought i would have caught it before now because we make out often. So could it be that i might of just got it from dusting and/or sweating and being in and out of cold air? Or could i myself be a carrier of it?? Thank you!!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Strep throat is a bacteria known as Streptococcus pyogenes, it is passed on through airborne droplets when someone with the infection coughs or sneezes close to you or by sharing food or drinks. If your boyfriend had strep throat, then most likely he passed it on to you. Were you tested for Strep Throat by a doctor?

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July 7, 2014 - 5:53am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Yes i was tested and it was positive. I am on antibiotics now. My boyfriend had just got over his cold three weeks prior.

July 7, 2014 - 5:22pm
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