Group B Strep - Patient Experience

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Published: November 02

When my daughter was 11 months old she was very sick. I went to the doctors 3 times within 2 days, before they sent me to the hospital. When I arrived there they initially told me she had croup and dehydrated. She was in an oxygen tent, and after a couple of days the doctor told me that she was seriously ill. He said she had strep in the blood system and had to have IV antibiotics. My grand-daughter who is 2 years seems to have the same and has been to the doctors 3 times and went to the hospital as she was having trouble breathing and unable to keep her temperature down. They told my daughter that it is croup and gave her oxygen and antibiotics and watched her for a couple of hours before sending her home. My daughter did mention to the doctors what happened to her but nothing was done about it. No blood or urine was taken. I have tried to read up on it and only can find it happens to newborns or up to 3 months..

Published: October 14

My son (16) was admitted to hospital with severe tonsillitis. He was treated with intravenous antibiotics (penicillin) for seven days. This was followed up by five days oral capsules. Doctors have not been able to say why he developed this other than low immunity. We have been told that he could get this again which is very worrying and obviously very distressing..