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Antibiotics For Laryngitis
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Will antibiotics relieve pain from strep throat/how long till I'm healthy?(taking amoxicillin for type b strep)
Odd statement: Group A strep is the throat germ, not B.B is a normal germ in the digestive tract that occasionally causes UTI's in women or sickness in newborns. Throat pain is a reflection of tissue damage and improves gradually,within a few days.Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory that can give some relief as will throat lozenges/gargling. ...Read more
Does pulmonologist or primary care prescribe antibiotics for cold, bronchitis, cough, sore throatss, some sinus and ear infection, stomach flu?
Practice guidelines: Physicians are licensed to prescribe appropriate treatment for conditions which they have been trained to recognize and then encounter during a visit. Some will avoid dealing with issues for which they are not currently up to date. A primary care doc is trained in a broad range of conditions while a specialist focuses on fewer areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more
Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard of care." it is sometime not used because of penicillin allergies or because of younger age (adolescent/teen-more difficult with schedule--school/sports etc) due to required frequency of use --4x/day for 10 days.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough and noisy breathing in children. Rarely, this could be complicated by bacterial superinfection, especially in children hospitalized with a more severe infection. Those patients could require antibiotics, but they are the exception rather than the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your doctor: If you have been told that you have a strep infection, ask the doctor who diagnosed you for a prescription. If not, please do not try to self diagnose and treat yourself. Strep infections can be dangerous and you need professional guidance. You may not even have a strep throat and it might be something else. ...Read more
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