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A 19-year-old female asked:

4 weeks ago i had strep throat- put on amoxicillin. -forgot last 2 days of meds while on vacay- sore throat come back- just finishing clindamycin and noticing theres dark red/brown?? lines/veins on my tonsils. felt good until i finished meds x2-help?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Restart you medications please, you need 1 full week, finish the antibiotics to clear your infection, and restart if you need proof
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Was the strep infection proven by a positive culture? I'm unclear who prescribed the clindamycin and how many days you took it. It seems to me that you may have eradicated the strep if it was ever present. I recommend another throat culture at this time. If you're still experiencing a sore throat, I also recommend getting vs CBC&differential cell count as well as a mono test.
Last updated Jun 30, 2021

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