My granddaughters, 7 & 8.5, have been having repeated strep throat infections. They have rabbits, cats, and dogs in the house. Any connection?

The best prevention for any illness is a strong immune system. It is not the "bug", it is the "terrain" which creates susceptibility. It is possible the children have food sensitivities or respiratory allergies which weaken the immune system and create susceptibility to any infection. It is important to consult a trained health care practitioner to determine if food sensitivities or respiratory allergens may be contributing to the recurrence of sore throats, etc. Unless both children are sensitive to animal dander, it is unlikely the pets are the cause for the repeated infections.

answered by Dr K B N

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