A 16-year-old female asked:
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i have strep throat and have a few questions.. i was put on penicillin 3 days ago. i also have scarlet fever. i cant swallow anything at the moment if i crush the pill and drink it with water will it work the same?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: It should be fine if you take the whole pill crushed.it can be placed in pudding,applesauce eg. Watch for any return of fever and cough.
Answered on Jun 16, 2016

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