Just a follow up went and saw a NP. I had a strep test done came back positive. I would like to know why I seem to get these more often then I should.
It seems like your lifestyle is what is affecting your strep throat. For instance, I used to get sicker more often when I started smoking. I smoked for about 3 years. I quit 3 weeks and had a minor set back this past Sunday night. I smoked 3 cigs. So a few days later I got sick. Figures, right? So if drinking and smoking is what causes you to get strep throat and you know this, then I know it is very difficult and probably redundant, but you need to not smoke or drink. If you are willing to take this chance getting sick knowing what you do that may or may not cause you to get strep throat a few days later, then you wouldn't be on this discussion board asking why you get them more often than you should. Also a heads up, my family told me to take a lot of Vitamin C. Take about 1000mg a day. My mom is a smoker and used to get sick all the time, she was taking it for a few months and noticed a difference. She never got sick anymore. And like most things, it does take awhile to take effect. You can't just take something for a week and expect change. Keep taking Vitamin C daily and you'll notice a difference in building your immune system. That doesn't mean to take Vit. C and smoke and drink. If you really want to stay healthy, change your lifestyle. Pay attention to what happens before you get sick so you can assess the situation and figure out what may be causing your sickness. You're the only one that can change your lifestlye. If you atmosphere is a problem with changing your drinking and smoking habits, then conceal your alcohol with plain coke or sprite, and smoking, if people offer you a cig, tell them your grandmother just passed away from lung cancer. They'll back off. Hope this helps!!