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A 18-year-old member asked:

if i do have strep. what antibiotics should i get? penicillin right? like amoxicillin?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
That should work: Group a strep is susceptible to most antibiotics such as amoxicillin. See your physician for a prescription.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: For a strep throat treatment is usually 10 days of penvk or amoxicillin. In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective.

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