A 42-year-old member asked:
Could strep throat get worse after having a .penicillin shot?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off.You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
What antibiotics can someone allergic to penicillin get when they have strep throat?
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Dr. David Sherrisanswered
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Alot: Quinolones like levaquin, (levofloxacin) or Clindamycin are good alternatives.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Can strep throat be penicillin resistant?
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Dr. Holly Maesanswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No, but...: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If you are not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono(caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test).
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Last updated May 3, 2018
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