Anyone that has had GBS has a compromised immune system. That means that your immune system reacts differently to infection than an average person.
It is important to treat any infection early and with vigilance. Any large infection can cause problems. You need to get them under control fast.
Anytime that Nate is going to the Dentist, they prescribe very strong antibiotics to take that morning before he goes to the dentist.
A sore throat can be Strep and that can be very dangerous. I would not wait.
I had two teeth extracted without antibiotics and acquired GBS 2 months latter. Coincidence? Doctor’s insist that I be given antibiotics before any future dental work. Initially some doctors here believed that GBS was only acquired virally however, thanks to some articals on various GBS web sites they are now aware that it can also be acquired bacterially.
Take the antibiotics it definately can’t hurt you.
Nate has had lots of them since he was diagnosed with gbs.
He had Strep infection in his kidneys, and a really bad cold twice while in the Convalescent Hospital.
He also had lots of dental work done during his 9 1/2 mo stay there. They gave him 2,000mg Amoxicillin the morning before he had any work done.
His dentist told me that gbs patients are not good infection fighters due to immune system compromise.
They have no choice and Nate doesn’t seem to have any reaction to the antibiotics.
Tell your doctor you have had gbs. Tell anyone that has anything to do with medicine, dentists, ER people, etc.
Its very important. Your immune system is not normal now and they need to know.
My son Nate had a lot of dental work done recently and his Dentist would not do anything unless he had 2,000 mg of Amoxicillin at least 1 hr before.
She was very cautious and good for her to be.
GBS Patients have very unstable immune systems and after watching Nate go thru numerous types of infections while hospitalized, including Strep, Staph, I know how easily he could get them.
Be sure not to think you’ll be just fine and not take any antibiotics. Its much too risky.