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Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Blood clots: It is possible that there is some bleeding from the inflammation from the strep, or even some bleeding from the nose can drip down and cause blood clo ... Read More

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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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Dr. Chris Nussbaum
37 years experience Internal Medicine
DISAGREE STRONGLY: I would avoid using any quinolone unless there were absolutely no other choices. The potential for serious tendinopathy, which is not fully appreciat ... Read More
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Dr. Syed Ali
Dr. Syed Ali answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : Levofloxin or levofloxacin is not the best choice due to it's side effects and is reserved for more serious infections.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not an issue: Bacteria cannot stay alive on dry surface of objects long. It is generally expected that once you take an effective antibiotics for strep throat, you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Actually yes: The strep germ can find its way to other body areas. It is not uncommon to get a perianal strep infection so it is not impossible to have a vaginal st ... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Yes oral sex can transmit Strep throat bacteria.
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Since the strep bacteria infect mucosal tissues, you certainly can spread it via oral contact if someone has an untreated infection. Get yourselves be ... 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on n ... Read More

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