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I have strep throat, what the best medicine?

I have strep throat, what the best medicine?

Penicillin: How do you know it is strep throat? By culture or by rapid test in the dr office?Penicillins remain as the first choice treatment for streptococcal infections if not allergic to them. Many other antibiotics are useful too. Gargles with saline sol, topical anesthetics, analgesics (avoid aspirin) help. ...Read more

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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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Dear sir, what can be the perfect medicine for strep throat for adult person please?

Dear sir, what can be the perfect medicine for strep throat for adult person please?

Amoxicillin: Is the first line drug by the book ( if you are not allergic to penicillin). In many communities, strep is gaining resistance to penicillins, so your doctor may recommend a cephalosporin like cephalexin. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative medicine for strep throat?

Can there be any alternative medicine for strep throat?

Streph Throat : 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. However, home remedies should not take the place of antibiotics. Why? Complications can >>. ...Read more

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What is good for strep throat medicine?

What is good for strep throat medicine?

PCN & take your meds: If you were tested and are sure it is streptococcus causing your throat problems, the best medicine is still penicillin or one very similar, such as amoxicillin. As important, though, is taking your medicine on time. Strep dies when the medicine in your system is above a certain level, so if you don't take your meds on time the strep can start to party again and multiply. Make sure you finish it! ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure strep throat?

What is the best way to cure strep throat?

Antibiotics: Properly diagnosed, strep throat is cured with appropriate antibiotics to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

See below: Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, and higher dose of zithromax are usual choices. One shot of benzathine penicillin is often utilized as well. ...Read more

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What is the best course of action for strep throat?

Antibiotics plus.: If you have a sore throat with a positive swab for streptococcus pyogenes, i would recommend taking the course of antibiotics that was likely prescribed to you. I would stay hydrated and take any tylenol (acetaminophen) of Ibuprofen to help with any fevers, if any. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of strep throat?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of strep throat?

Strep throat : Take antibiotic effective against group a streptococcus. May use otc pain relief medication but the definitive therapy is antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

How long is it supposed to it take for strep throat to go away with medicine?

Rapid improvement.: A person usually feels much better 24 to 48 hours after starting antibiotics. They are usually not contagious after completing 24 hours of antibiotics. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better. ...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