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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Sick for 2 weeks. Strep test was neg but doc treated me with amoxicillin. Finished amoxicillin and throat hurts so bad. Boyfriend has mono. Do I?

Sick for 2 weeks. Strep test was neg but doc treated me with amoxicillin. Finished amoxicillin and throat hurts so bad. Boyfriend has mono. Do I?

Possibly....: You certainly could have mono - it's very contagious, and since antibiotics didn't help, it makes it even more likely there is a viral origin. Since you've been sick for so long, it's time to get reevaluated. There may not be a lot you can do except wait things out now, get rest and eat properly, but there may be some therapeutics that couls help you feel better. Get back in to your doctor. ...Read more

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An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

An itch in vagina &anus area, been taking amoxicillin for throat infection so maybe a yeast infc.? And now tiny itchy red bumps on lower ab- help!

Allergic reaction: The itch can be due to a yeast infection secondary to taking the amoxicillin. The itchy red bumps can be signs of an allergic reaction to the medication. Show it to your doctor and stop taking the medicine until you do. ...Read more

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How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

Better: As long as there are no complications, such as an abscess, within 24-48 hours. If you are not responding to treatment follow up with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How soon after starting Amoxicillin for strep throat should my throat feel better? I've taken one full day and am still in extreme pain!

How soon after starting Amoxicillin for strep throat should my throat feel better? I've taken one full day and am still in extreme pain!

At least 48 hrs.: Antibiotics are not like aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You cannot expect to get significant relief from symptoms of a bacterial infection (in this case strep pharyngitis) for at least 48 or perhaps even 72 hrs. After beginning the antibiotic. Of course, we are assuming that strep is VERIFIED & not just being given on the basis of a red throat white dots or not which often times turn out a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age, but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight (@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more

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I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again. How likely is it that I have strep again?

I finished a course of amoxicillin for strep throat a few days ago and now my throat hurts again. How likely is it that I have strep again?

Strep throat: Do not know how your strep throat was diagnosed, but this can recur for a variety of reasons. Failure of the first therapy because other bacteria were producing enzymes that destroyed the antibiotic, reinfection, wrong diagnosis, and so on and so on. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My period was suppose to come oct 25 but I've been taking amoxicillin for strep throat. It is now oct 27th. Am I late or is it amoxicillin?

My period was suppose to come oct 25 but I've been taking amoxicillin for strep throat. It is now oct 27th. Am I late or is it amoxicillin?

Get well soon!: Two days late is not too unusual even without an illness and meds. So, first get well. Only you (and your guy) know if you had unprotected sex near your ovulation time and that's essential for pregnancy. Ask your doctor for eval if recovery is slow and/or your period skips entirely. I hope you're fine soon in all ways. ...Read more

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After 66 hours of Amoxicillin for strep throat is it safe to kiss my girlfriend? My throat is still a little sore but I feel a ton better as a whole.

After 66 hours of Amoxicillin for strep throat is it safe to kiss my girlfriend? My throat is still a little sore but I feel a ton better as a whole.

Give it a week: Would wait longer 1-2 weeks as you do not want ot give her the bug. If you are still symptomatic would she want to kiss you anyway? ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin for strep throat and my stomach is killing me what can I do to be able to sleep?

I am on amoxicillin for strep throat and my stomach is killing me what can I do to be able to sleep?

Remedies: It is possible that the abdominal pain is from the infection itself and will resolve with time on the antibiotic. It is also possible that the abdominal pain is caused from the antibiotic. Taking the medication with food, taking a probiotic or eating yogurt may alleviate some of the pain. You can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or other pain medication to help alleviate some of the pain as well. ...Read more

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I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?

I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?

Stop Amoxicillin: I would think it is a type III (not anaphylactic) reaction to penicillin. It is usually self limited.
I would stop the Penicillin as strept thoat is usually cured with penicillins in 7 days or less. You can take anthistamines such as bendaryl or zyrtec (cetirizine) for rash or itch. It should improve on its own in a few days. If the rash does persist, or any new symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have had pink-ish orange spotting for the last two days, and am 16 days from my next period. I'm also on amoxicillin for strep throat for another 5 days and have had a few side effects. Could this be another side effect, or something else?

Depends: Depends on where exactly spotting is coming from: urinary or vaginal tract & if sexually active (unlikely to be an early miscarriage but possible depending on how long cycle is usually): side effect of amox is unlikely; see PCP for exam, Urinalysis if coming from urinary tract. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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