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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It happends: The co-infection of the tonsils or throat with strep and mono is known to occur.If you were rx'd without a quick strep test or culture the strep DX mi ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eldridge Burns
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not certain: I do not believe that they have yet been able to determine exactly the mechanism why this occurs, but it does in many cases. It can actually be used ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Amoxicllin rash: Drug rashes tend (note this well) about 2-3 weeks. They will get redder when you work out, get out of a hot shower, get upset, or go out in the sun. T ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience in Pediatrics
It's a decent bet...: Amoxicillin is notorious for causing rashes in patients with mono--it typically looks like a dense, deep red, symmetric rash esp on the chest, back, a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Both cause exudative pharyngitisfever and lymphadenopathy. In mono the lymphadenopathy is in the back of the neck and in strep throat it is at the an ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Overkill: It's way more than you need. First, most sore throats are caused by viruses, which can't be treated with antibiotics. Second, even if you had strep t ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Very good choice.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes and No: Not for strep throat. It could work some sinus infections. But, it depends on what bacteria caused the infection. Amoxil (amoxicillin) or one of th ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Most people who have sore throat and cough have a viral infection, for which antibiotics offer no benefit. In the case of strep throat, Augmentin (amo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
May take a week: Prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea has been effective when probiotics are provided when antibiotic is prescribed. After diarrhea starts, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A.. best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics ( Amox..), but bronchit ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Not strep: Not for strep throat. Some sinus infections might respond to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). It depends on the bacteria that caused the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep throat: Strep is traditionally treated by a penicillin drug or, in those allergic, with an erythromycin. Check with your doctor to see why Bactrim (sulfametho ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Sulfa for Strep: Sulfonamide drugs were frequently used for Strep throat in the 1930s but fell out of favor approximately 10 years later when it was felt that bacteria ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
May help sinusitis: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no value in treating a strep throat & is considered a second or third line rx for sinusitis. The penic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes, but: Did your physician prescribe both? Sometimes we are on a medication routinely (ie- Doxycycline for acne) and a different antibiotic becomes necessary ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
It can: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination penicillin-class antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor indicated in the treatment of inf ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Be concerned: You should see your doctor to get this checked out. You may have a sinus infection and may need further evaluation. The liquid vs the pills should hav ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need a throat swab: to confirm
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Most sore throats : Are viral. Shouldn't take antibiotics without an indication. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Get evaluated for strep throat if you have sign ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
See an MD 4 CULTURE: I suggest you see your doctor for evaluation and culture. It might be that the bacteria is resistant to Amoxicillin (augmentin) or there might be an a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes, but: Why would you want to take both? What are we treating here? You should not be taking antibiotics if not under the care of a physician.
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