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is pharyngitis the same as strep throat

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first genera ... Read More

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Can be other things.: Strep is not the only cause of pharyngitis. Herpes simplex, chlamydia, ebv, corynebacterium diptheriae, and many others can also cause it. That is o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
History: Suggests mono or kissing disease that may linger for a while and remains viral, being caused by EBV. Sometimes viral diseases are complicated by bacte ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Strep throat is due to a Gram positive bacteria. Levofloxin can treat that as well as many Gram negative bacteria. Since you are allergic to PCN and T ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
10 Days +: A minimum of 10 days is a good rule of thumb but it assumes his response is good. Need physician to be sure of good response. Change of drug sometimes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Reaction?: Could be a reaction (not allergic) to the penicillin. Check with your doctor for an alternative antibiotic to complete the course if treatment.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It is not always: Obvious. The beefy red, enlarged tonsils with purulent exudates and swollen lymph nodes don't always occur. A strep throat test/ culture will allow yo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
You can always: have another bacterial infection that is not Streptococcus. Perhaps you had some antibiotics given two weeks ago? Or if not, then you may need some a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pharyngitis: Check with your physician, you may have mononucleosis or other viral infection.
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