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strep throat still hurts after antibiotics

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 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.

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Can be used together.
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The bacteria causing "strep throat" has been very sensitive to penicillins including ampicillin.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Be patient: The material you see is just debris and will shed over time with resumption of better feeding activity/roughage ingestion. The less you tinker with th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, M.D.
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Strep throat: Probably or you need a throat culture
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
No, most are viruses: The fact that strep is found does not mean that strep was positive of symptoms. Most cold-type illnesses such as that with your twins' cough are vira ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 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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