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A 24-year-old female asked:

I just was diagnosed with strep throat monday an was given a penicillin shot so now my voice is back but now my chest feels tight an i'm coughing y?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
A Verified Doctoranswered
69 years experience
Ck with PCP: You might need further antibiotics.How much penicillin did you get?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Maybe not strep: Strep infections rarely trigger cold like symptoms - cough or runny nose. You may have had a viral infection instead of or with the strep. The penicillin shot (if long acting from) will cure the strep. The virus will be cured by the body.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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