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Can Antibiotics Cause Sore Throat
Resistance: Infections are either viral or bacterial and need to be properly diagnosed to get treated. Antibiotics are used only for bacterial infections that need them. The overuse of antibiotics can cause resultant resistance in treatment, so it is important to get properly diagnosed before taking meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a chronic sore throat for almost 3 months. I have been on every antibiotic tested for everything. I am healthy. Why am I still hurting?
ENT doc: Need exam to find cause. See ENT doc. ...Read more
My son Lucas has a sore throat and congestion. My husband is just getting it too-has been taking an antibiotic and I think my son needs one too?
I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. And it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic?
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting sore throat and colds this is my 4 th time I got it been to the doctors got antibiotic but come back again it goes for 2 weeks?
Viral vs. ...: Post nasal drainage vs acid reflux. Each has a different treatment. If you have a history of allergies start taking an over the counter antihistamine. If you have reflux avoid spicy and acidic foods and consider a stomach acid blocking pill (PPI) or Tums for episodic relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking a general, prescribed antibiotic yesterday for a sore throat, cough, and cold. Is it common to feel overall weakened today?
22 F. Sore throat more than 2 mnths ago treated with antibiotic. Still Bilaterally palpable submandibular lymph nodes. When will they go away?
Should I go back to the doctor since my sore throat hasn't gotten any better an it's been a week 1/2 I have antibiotic I'm on but it's not helping?
Went to Dr. Sore throat very red, fever, 4 days. Antibiotic given in case; haven't started it. Fever is gone but still sore throat. Should I take RX?
Fever sore throat.: Did you have a step culture done? If not, would get this first to confirm you need the antibiotics. Consult with us to order that for you. ...Read more
Don't know: Can't make that determination without an assessment. This may or may not be related to bacterial infection. ...Read more
Hubby has sore throat on one side no other syptoms, doc said he could see a boil like thing. Took antibiotic went away now it's back. What could it be?
Needs a re-check: One-sided sore throat, with a visible lesion, not resolved with antibiotic, brings to mind a couple if possibilities. One is a possible abscess. An abscess would need to be treated in the Emergency Room by an ENT specialist. The other thought would be evaluation for a tumor. In both instances, and in light of him not being better, he needs to be re-evaluated. If his voice is affected go to ER ...Read more
I have a cough, sore throat that's red with white spots and low energy. I've been in bed since Friday. Would an antibiotic help?
It might.: Most sore throats associated with cough and fatigue are caused by one of a gazillion viruses out there. But bacterial infections can cause sore throats. Streptococcus is the most common. If I have my math right & you've been sick x 6 days, it's time to get medical care. At the very least, you need a strep test. Feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sore throat and ears for awhile, coughing out mucus, and have taking antibiotic but still no change, what is it?
How would you treat a strep carrier that developed low grade fever with no sore throat? Would you give antibiotic? Which one?
Do history and exam: If history suggests viral agent with nasal congestion and cough, then observation and Rx fever only would be appropriate for a person who is a strep carrier. However, many individuals do not complain of sore throat with strep, but on exam have a red palate, enlarged tonsils and cervical adenopathy. I would treat with amoxicillin or cephalosporoin or clindamycin. ...Read more
Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils
Can sore throat be a side effect of Curam 1000 antibiotic? I drank one as prescribed about 3 hours ago. Had an eardrum operation. I developed a sore
Hi iv had a sore throat for a few weeks iv had antibiotic bur still pain full it chages sides and I get ear pain on the same side?
If no temp, then this may be just the finishing symptoms.
If worsening or temp, then recheck with your DR. ...Read more
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