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Antibiotics Used To Treat Strep
What other antibiotics besides omincef and amoxicillin are used to treat children with strep throat?
Strep throat : To make a complete list of strep treatment drugs would take all the space we have to write a note to you. If you are looking for an alternative to the two you mentioned I would suggest Zithromax. It belongs to another class of drugs and is not related, which may help if allergy is a concern. It is equally effective as well. ...Read more
Recent data suggests: Although the benefits of treating non-GAS pharyngitis is unproven, clinicians may want to consider treating patients with proven or presumptive non-GAS pharyngitis who fail to respond to symptomatic therapy or who are at increased risk for sequelae of group B or group C streptococcal infections, such as those patients who are or have close contact with pregnant women, neonates, and elderly. ...Read more
Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep and it passes.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, st vitas dance put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea.: Improperly treated streph can lead to serious complications.For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol 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
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
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.
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