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Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal ?

Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal ?

Not normal: If the home test is based on antigen detection, the test usually reverts to negative about a day after penicillin is started. In some documented cases, the positive test persists long after cultures become negative (so positive test despite effective treatment. This may be caused by antigen from another non-harmful microbe (not the strep) that is present. Short answer, would not worry/stop tests. ...Read more

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Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b group. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test show trace of lukocytes, why do I still feel pressure?

Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b group.  Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test show trace of lukocytes, why do I still feel pressure?

Unclear, but...: The bug and drug combination suggests that you have been appropriately treated. The urine test confirms this, too. However, you may have symptoms due to residual irritation that will get better or will get worse due to possible need for longer course. If get worse, you need re culture for new treatment. Pressure without frequency and burning may also be due to added pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test shows only trace of lukocites, why do I still feel bladder pressure?

Taking keflex for 10 days for UTI strep b. Still feel symptomatic but at home urine test shows only trace of lukocites, why do I still feel bladder pressure?

UTI: Antibiotics can get rid of bacteria in the urine but symptoms may last longer due to swelling and inflammation of the bladder. Symptoms will get better with fluids, avoid spicy foods, caffeinated drinks. B-strep is an organism found mostly in the vagina, was this a catheter obtained urine culture? ...Read more

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Have a sore throat but am away for a week. Should I look for dr for strep test or I can wait a week till I get home? No insurance or anything w me.

Have a sore throat but am away for a week. Should I look for dr for strep test or I can wait a week till I get home? No insurance or anything w me.

Utilize Health Tap: The most important information in a medical visits comes from asking the correct questions and this does not need to be done face to face. Health Tap allows users to utilize a Doctor who is doing a shift or become part of a Provider's Virtual Practice in order to access medical care at your convenience. You can check any provider to see if they use concierge and if in same state use them. ...Read more

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My son came home with a note that said a classmate had strep in the stomach (hi fever, vomit), but no strep throat.How do you test for "stomach" strep?

My son came home with a note that said a classmate had strep in the stomach (hi fever, vomit), but no strep throat.How do you test for "stomach" strep?

Strep disease: Strep disease can produce abdominal pain and discomfort. That said, I have never heard of strep in the stomach and wonder if the person was just confused over 2nd or 3rd hand information. ...Read more

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I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC strep test?

Is there an OTC strep test?

No: Would not make sense, since if (+) need rx antibiotic to address. Can be done at urgent care or most dr's offices. Best to get checked & tested. ...Read more

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Where can I get a strep test in the wisconsin dells?

Throat culture: Go to a local clinic, physician or hospital in your area. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i still test positive for strep?

Please tell me, could i still test positive for strep?

Uncertain: Uncertain about your question, but I am assuming you are asking if you can test positive for strep still as an adult? The answer is emphatically a yes. ...Read more