A little science lesson? Strep vs staph...
Saturday, August 11, 2018
So, strep and staph are different... similar, in that both are bacterial infections with similar structures and treatments, but still different enough that treatment options and progression can be different. Staphylococcus is, according to the research I have done, slightly harder to vanquish necessitating a more vigorous antibiotic dosing schedule. Strep is easier to diagnose, and can often be confirmed with a 2 minute swab sample test in the doctor office . Staph requires a longer time for the culture to do whatever it does. (I am not really very scientific minded, so the actual details of the process confused me).
All, of that is background on why I am on antibiotics every 6 hours for 7 days... hopefully that will cure my sore throat and cough. Curing the cough will definitely make the Cooper-dog happier. Especially since I cough the most about 2-3am most nights... probably why he gives up on sleeping and decides we might as well go for a walk! Poor puppy, he needs his zzzzz’s! (I do too of course).