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Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Is azithromycin a effective antibiotic to treat strep throat? Also what dosage is recommend doc gave me 250mg is that enough

Usually works: In some parts of the country, and of the world, there is some resistance to azithromycin. In those cases, one can use penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, etc... For teens and adults the treatment can be a Z-pak, which contains 6 of the 250mg pills. For children, the dose is 12mg per kg each day (once a day) for 5 days. Larger doses of azithromycin may cause a lot of temporary stomach upset. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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My son is genetically predisposed to agammagobulinemia. He is on his 3rd antibiotic to treat strep throat. Is that likely a sign? He is 6.

My son is genetically predisposed to agammagobulinemia. He is on his 3rd antibiotic to treat strep throat. Is that likely a sign? He is 6.

Is that all ???: I would expect a kid with agammaglobulinemia to have been hospitalized & treated on multiple occasions with IV antibiotics for life threatening illnesses by the age of 1 year. ...Read more

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Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?

Can a10 day course of non-penicillin antibiotics orally to treat Strep throat unknowingly cure/treat primary or secondary syphilis?

Here are some ...: I would not contemplate the possible effective Rx for asymptomatic syphilis. If you think you're in a high risk for syphilis due to personal lifestyle, just do inexpensive indirect serological test first (VDRL or RPR) ; if (+), do direct confirming serological test (FTA-ABS test). So, ask Doc timely for detail. ...Read more

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What is the recommended antibiotic for strep throat?

What is the recommended antibiotic for strep throat?

The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penicillin) is more often prescribed simply because it is more tolerable/less side effects. This is debatable. It is important to treat strep pharyngitis as it can cause an array of medical problems down the line in the form of rhematic fever. ...Read more

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I had a strep throat. I already take antibiotic but still doesnt work?

I had a strep throat. I already take antibiotic but still doesnt work?

Strep throat : What do you mean exactly? Did you take an antibiotic specifically prescribed to treat your strep? Not all antibiotics work well against strep. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its on, or do you have to take an antibiotic?

You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When i was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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