OXENHOPE PHARMACY

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Strep A Testing

Strep A Testing at Oxenhope Pharmacy

Group A Streptococcus (GAS), also known as Strep A, are bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the throat. Under some circumstances these bacteria can cause disease. GAS infection commonly presents as a mild sore throat (‘strep throat’) and skin/soft tissue infections such as impetigo and cellulitis.

Call on Oxenhope Pharmacy if:

  • you or your child is having difficulty breathing (you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs)
  • there are pauses when you or your child breathes
  • you or your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue
  • you or your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake.

Contact at Oxenhope Pharmacy if you or your child:

  • is getting worse
  • is feeding or eating much less than normal
  • is showing signs of dehydration, like sunken eyes, drowsiness
  • has not passed urine for 12 hours.
  • is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38°C
  • is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39°C or higher
  • feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty
  • is very tired or irritable
  • If you feel that you or your child is seriously unwell, trust your own judgement and seek medical assistance.

Strep A Testing is not routinely available through the NHS. Should you require this test, please Contact Oxenhope Pharmacy.

GAS infections
GAS bacteria can cause a wide variety of skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening.

These include:

• tonsillitis
• sore throat
• scarlet fever
• impetigo
• erysipelas (a type of cellulitis)
• cellulitis
• pneumonia

Price : £10.00 per test.

If the results are positive, our prescribing pharmacist can also prescribe you antibiotics and treatment if you require.

For more contact us:

Oxenhope Pharmacy, 36 Station Road,Oxenhope, Keighley, BD229JJ

01535 649 308

oxenhopepharmacy@hotmail.co.uk

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