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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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Can ampicillin clear up strep throat?

Can ampicillin clear up strep throat?

Yes: Better than 99% cure rate for strep with ampicillin. Not used as much because it needs to be given more frequently than amoxicillin. But is still a good choice! ...Read more

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It could be possible that a shot of ampicillin clear up strep throat?

It could be possible that a shot of ampicillin clear up strep throat?

No: A shot of Ampicillin will be excreted in 6 hours. You need to take penicillins for 10 days to eradicate group a streptococcus and prevent rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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How many days should my husband take Ampicillin for his Strep throat infection? Its 500mg.

10 Days +: A minimum of 10 days is a good rule of thumb but it assumes his response is good. Need physician to be sure of good response. Change of drug sometimes required. Antibiotic should be continued several days beyond cure but not less than 10 days total. ...Read more

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Is it possible that ampicillin be given for strep throat?

Yes: There are other meds I would use but Ampicillin would be considered an effective medication when given at proper dose and duration. ...Read more

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15 weeks pg Was taking 250mg Ampicillin every 6 hrs for Strep throat for 2 days. Now switch to 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day. Took Amp at 1:30 when to take?

15 weeks pg Was taking 250mg Ampicillin every 6 hrs for Strep throat for 2 days. Now switch to 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day. Took Amp at 1:30 when to take?

Doesn't matter: You can start the amoxicillin whenever you wish. These are extremely safe drugs: you could take ten times as much of either one, or both of them, without harm to you or your baby. Don't worry about it. Best wishes for quick success in treating your infection and for a healthy pregnancy and baby. ...Read more

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Can a shot of ampicillin or pills best clear up strep throat?

TO shoot or not?: First, you don't want a shot of Ampicillin - you would want a shot of penicillin, because there is a long acting form of that which will treat your strep throat. There is no long acting ampicillin. Then, it depends on each individual - if you are good about remembering to take your oral medicine and take them all, then pills work fine. If not, or you are vomiting, then the shot's the way to go. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with strep throat, would like to take ampicillin in lieu of amoxicillin because I already have it. What is proper dosage each day?

Just diagnosed with strep throat, would like to take ampicillin in lieu of amoxicillin because I already have it. What is proper dosage each day?

250mg 4xday x10 days: Normal dose would be 250mg, 4 times a day, for 10 days. Be sure medication you have is not expired. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Having a csection and IV Ampicillin as GBS+. If I have Strep throat at the time will this knock it out?

Not really: The IV ampicillin is given every 4-6 hours during labor but stopped after delivery. It would start killing off some group A strep, but proper treatment of strep throat requires 7-10 days of sustained antibiotics for cure. ...Read more

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I been having red bumps on the back of my throat for a while now close to a month and its been keeping me from eating very much because my throat gets swollen and I have trouble swollowing is it a normal strep throat? I been taking ampicillin for a while

I been having red bumps on the back of my throat for a while now close to a month and its been keeping me from eating very much because my throat gets swollen and I have trouble swollowing is it a normal strep throat? I been taking ampicillin for a while

If you did not have: A Quick-Srep Test or throat culture that was positive for Group A Streptococcus before starting antibiotics, no one can know if "strep throat" was or is the cause of your symptoms. You'd have to stop antibiotics for a while to obtain a valid throat culture, but your doctor can order blood tests for antibodies to mononucleosis & strep & look for other causes of your protracted symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?

Can being on a prophylactic antibiotic of Ampicillin for another reason cause a false negative in a strep throat culture?

No: If its there it will grow. If not, it won't. When you are on strep killing antibiotics you don't get strep, but you can get any virus that passes through town. ...Read more

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How bad is strep throat?

How bad is strep throat?

Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read more

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What is a 'strep' throat?

What is a 'strep' throat?

Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read more

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Is strep throat seasonal?

Is strep throat seasonal?

Not Always: There is a seasonal pattern as in dr park's response, but it does generally occur all year round to some degree. So beware and careful. ...Read more

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Is strep throat airborne?

Is strep throat airborne?

Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more

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Symptoms of strep throat?

Symptoms of strep throat?

Strep throat: Your throat may or may not hurt. You may or may not fever. Malaise, poor appetite or cold symptoms may be present. Since the symptoms are non-specific it is important to take a throat culture to rule out strep. ...Read more

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How to cure strep throat?

How to cure strep throat?

Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy
step two: take your medicine on schedule
you will not be contagous after 24hrs on meds but you need to finish them. Comfort measures including ibuprofen, throat sprays or lossenges can also help. ...Read more

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Can I die from strep throat?

Can I die from strep throat?

Depends: If you are looking at this in the short term, no. Most untreated patients will gradually feel better and return to a stable state of health. An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. It is a significant cause of death in underdeveloped countries, but takes time. ...Read more

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What is done for strep throat?

What is done for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is strep throat s history?

What is strep throat s history?

?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic strep can masquerade as a lot of other illnesses. However, sore throat, sometimes fevers, frontal headache, stomach ache, vomiting and nausea, sandpapery rash are all seen. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of strep throat?

What are symptoms of strep throat?

Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...Read more

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What should I do for strep throat?

What should I do for strep throat?

Need antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat for a year?

I have had strep throat for a year?

Symptoms or + tests: There are people that carry strep A year round and will always have a positive rapid test or culture. Blood studies usually show the body is not reacting to the germ. When they come in with a viral sore throat, most treat it as strep. If you are a carrier, it is a bother, but requires no treatment. If you get repeated strep illness, there are combinations of meds that can help stop it. ...Read more

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What if strep throat goes untreated?

What if strep throat goes untreated?

1st Sx will: Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage (rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more

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Why might someone keep getting strep throat?

Why might someone keep getting strep throat?

Strep carrier: People who are strep 'carriers' are colonized with the bacteria in their throats and intermittently can be symptom free. People who have recurrent sore throats and positive Rapid Strep swabs might want to be checked for this by having a throat culture performed when no symptoms are present. ...Read more

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What is strep throat turn into if not treated?

Strep complications: Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Strep throat requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Depends: In the short term, most untreated patients will gradually feel better & return to a stable state of health. An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. They also pass this & the risk on to others. If you relish infecting your family/friends roll the dice. I'd get treated ...Read more

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Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Could you describe how to you get strep throat?

Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it. ...Read more

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Principen (Definition)

Principen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Omnipen (Definition)

Omnipen is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more