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i was diagnosed with strep throat this morning and prescribed amoxicillin. i can barely swallow due to severe swelling/pain in right side of throat.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: If you are having difficulty getting your meds down you could call back and ask them to give you a shot. I would think twice about that because in an adult it usually requires 1 in both buttocks. Drinking chilled or slushy fluids will often numb the pain and allow better fluid intake.
Answered on May 8, 2018

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