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how long do you take antibiotics for strep throat

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Strep Throat: strep throat is rarely resistant to antibiotics. In case of resistant, high dose amoxil or augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) based on 90mg/kg/d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: Taking ? Amoxicillin twice daily is the recommended interval, based on its metabolism. Taking it three times a day will not hurt but is not necessary. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Strep throat : What do you mean exactly? Did you take an antibiotic specifically prescribed to treat your strep? Not all antibiotics work well against strep.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep infections: Strep throat can go away without treatment, but the repercussions can be serious like rheumatic fever glomerulonephritis or chorea.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: It won't be immediate, but usually within 1-2 days, you should start to feel some improvement. If you don't, you should be seen by your provider. In ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure.: Unlikely that he has infection. Much more likely that he has irritation which should get better with time. However, although not mentioned specificall ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
About that: The throat pain may not match the progress of the infection. Chloraseptic or Cepacol sprays can help w/pain, so can Cepacol or Sucrets lozenges.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean about still "seeing" strept. If there is still inflammation, but your child is acting fine and afebrile, just complete the ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Penicillin: Penicillin or Penicillin related first line. A quinolone may be used if allergic to Penicillin. Clindamycin is used for recurrent Strep throat.

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