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is Erythromycin a good choice for resistant strep throat

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
62 years experience Pediatrics
Resistance to drugs: Strep can be resistant to a great number of antibiotics that is the problem partially caused by the overuse of antibiotic for unnecessary treatments ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not too much: It looks like an appropriate dose to me. If you had a question or concern, why didn't you contact the prescribing physician?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No but.....: No, but erythromicin is not the best antibiotic for documented strep due to a high level of resistance in some areas.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Cephalosporins: Strep pharyngitis in most of children with penicillin allergy can be treated with cephalosporins, e.g., Keflex or omnicef (cefdinir). Children who ex ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Clindamycin is an excellent back-up antibiotic for strep.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chicken Noodle Soup: Chicken noodle soup. Soups are good because they hydrate, are easily swallowed, contain nutrients and the steam helps congestion.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
None: If you really have a strep throat it will get better without antibiotic treatment after about 7 days but you then run the risk of developing the serio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No home remedies: There are no effective home remedies for strep throat infection. Please consult your doctor for proper antibiotic treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Group a strep (strep throat) occasionally shows resistance to azithromycin.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question vague: You need to be seen and evaluated by a doctor asap. A bilirubin of 20mg/dl suggests either obstruction to biliary flow, severe damage to the liver its ... Read More
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