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Strep throat not responding to antibiotics

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Penicillin: Penicillin or Penicillin related first line. A quinolone may be used if allergic to Penicillin. Clindamycin is used for recurrent Strep throat.
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Penicillin is used: For strep throat infection penicillin is the drug of choice ,but if you are allergic to penicillin then to use other antibiotic like erythromycin . D... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If the patient is not allergic, any of the penicillin products are safe and effective. In kids I use amoxicillin because they tolerate the taste bette... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penici... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Strep infections: Strep throat can go away without treatment, but the repercussions can be serious like rheumatic fever glomerulonephritis or chorea.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, it is.: It is possible, but not likely. Amoxicillin generally works well for strep. However, once you are finished with the antibiotic, you are susceptible to... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Strep A is primarily treated with antibiotics to prevent a later transition that some have to Rheumatic fever.This condition can injure the heart, bra... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Take the antibiotic.: Your sore throat will likely clear on it's own, however, you will have 1-5% chance of getting what's called rheumatic fever if it's not treated, which... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Sore throat: First, who examined? Did anyone evaluate for a peritonsillar abscess? And did they do a monospot? Many 'strep throats' are actually mono, which while... Read More

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