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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stop Med: Stop using the med and get medical attention. You may have a virus which no antibiotic helps.Most doctors do not prescribe levofloxacin for a two wee ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I don't think so: Maybe half of humankind have some strain or other of this bug on board. I've always had some of them when i've bothered to culture my throat. People f ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely: Staph aureus is likely just a skin contaminant that was either on the surface of the stool or introduces during collection/processing. It is not consi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
See below.: This is probably a contaminant, and not a true infection. I would not advi treatment based on this culture unless you are having symptoms.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Soto
Dr. Jose Soto answered
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarel ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: it is
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No, but...: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Strep Fx: Yes if it is a amoxicillin sensitive strept.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a post-infectious immune response to group a streptococcus. The purpose of taking antibiotics is to prevent further spread of the i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes, but: Yes it can be used to treat strep but there are probably better (and cheaper) alternatives.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes,but: It has so many negative side effects that its use is usually limited to toxic shock syndrome or necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) when les ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Not really.The 1st recommended antibiotic for strep throat is penicillin.Bronchitis is not a side effect here.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: yes
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience in Dentistry
Not necessarily: If your body can't manage a bacteria presence on it's own(auto immune response) it may need treated. Usually it's not a problem.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Ciprofloxacin can treat strep throat adequately.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptomatic Tx: Streptococcus viridans is one of the normal flora organisms in the mouth, these symptoms are likely secondary to viral infection and symptomatic over ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Appropriate Rx?: That seems like an unusual bacteria for sinusitis – I question the accuracy of the test. Probably that was a skin contaminant that has nothing to do w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is: A good choice in this situation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Group A strep: Group A streptococcus is the pathogen. There are many strains of strep that are not associated with throat problems or the residual of untreated strep ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Why are you asking us this question? Your doctor cultures your throat and will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. This is not a forum to enable ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
31 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacterial: Due to a streptococcus, usually strep group a. Most sore thrats are due to viruses, which should not be treated with antibiotics. A rapid strep t ... Read More
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