A 19-year-old male asked:
i got strep throat sines aug 13 and i still suffer until now, they gave me amoxicillin and it doesn't work, they but me now on biaxin (clarithromycin) , is that usual.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Strep throat, confirmed by throat culture, is usually treated with amoxicillin, but some strep strains may be resistant to Amoxicillin so it reasonable to switch to a different class of antibiotic. Pain or pharyngitis not responding to treatment should be reevaluated.
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