A 30-year-old male asked:
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no effect of penicilin after 3 days. bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing,ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. pain gets worst in night. no fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Give it time: We know true strep is universally sensitive (killed) by penicillin, but the tissue disruption/pain triggered by infection may take time to improve. You can also have a co-infection with a throat virus (like mono) which can produce some of the most painful soar throats.If your doc treated you without confirming the strep, a virus may be the main cause and the penicillin would do nothing.
Answered on Dec 6, 2017
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