A 18-year-old member asked:
if i do have strep. what antibiotics should i get? penicillin right? like amoxicillin?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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Last updated Sep 3, 2017
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