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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? what would be the dosage for a five month old?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on weight: If a throat culture was performed and the baby has strep, Amoxicillin can treat it. The dosage would be calculated based on the baby's weight.
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Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
No treatment : We don't treat strep throat in infants. It's self limited and doesn't give any complications. Due to the above infants shouldn't be tested for strep.
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Dr. Julius Sherwinter
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Infant strep throat: Strep pharyngitis is less common in children under 1 year, but does occur and can cause disease. If strep pharyngitis is diagnosed in an infant 6-12 months of age, it should be treated. Amoxicillin, in a dose of 40-50 mg/kg is a good choice (assuming there are no drug allergies).
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2018

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