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Strep Throat (cont.)

Strep Throat Prevention

  • The best preventive measure against strep throat involves instituting measures to minimize the spread of the illness to others.
  • There is currently no vaccine available to prevent strep throat.
  • Keep eating utensils, dishes, and drinking glasses separate from any infected person.
  • Do not to share foods and drinks, napkins, handkerchiefs, or towels because infection may spread by these objects of personal use.
  • Cover the mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, this helps prevent the release of infected airborne droplets.
  • Washing the hands frequently will prevent both the infected person and uninfected individuals from spreading the bacteria to others.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/27/2013
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