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strep throat still swollen after antibiotics

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Your sore throat is obviously not strep since strep is sensitive to penicillin. You probably have a viral illness in which case symptomatic care is ne ... Read More
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Call doc: Strep is usually still sensitive to penicillin, but if strep screen was positive, your doctor may want to change antibiotics to be sure. If no strep s ... Read More

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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.
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
34 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: If after taking Amoxicillin for 3 days and your throat is still sore, you have more going on than just strep. If you develop cold like symptoms, you ... Read More
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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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rosana Go
Dr. Rosana Go answered
40 years experience Pediatrics
Referred pain: If you are just diagnosed the past two days and just started antibiotics, the pain might be less but still present, if you didn't have ear infection d ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Mononucleosis?: Have you been tested for infectious mononucleosis (mono)? Strep throat is often present at the same time. Amoxicillin always is effective aginst strep ... Read More
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