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How can i treat a bacterial infection in my throat or stomach?

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Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections: A sore throat is usually a viral infection and treating symptomatically is appropriate. If symptoms progress or do not improve over 5-7 days starting antibiotics such as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Azithromycin to treat an upper respiratory tract infection is acceptable. If you have symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain Ciprofloxacin can treat a bacterial gastroenteritis.
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