A 20-year-old female asked:
I tried ampicilin for tonsil cheese/stone so got rid pf pharyngitis.now other dr: say to take clindamycin.should i take it?throat culture:staph aureus
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Follow advice: Your physician has ordered appropriate tests, which likely reported specific medications that would treat your infection. Following the advice of your trusted physician is a good idea
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Throat infection: if your throat culture shows staph you are best on the clindamycin. If it showed strep then ampicillin is best. most throat infections are viral and no drug is needed Since u have staph u should take the clindamycin.
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Last updated Sep 24, 2016
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