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Can Antibiotics Cause Sore Throat
What is causing me to break out in hives? Well i don't have health insurance and i've had strep throat since sunday. For the strep throat i've taken some left over doxycycline since it is an antibiotic. My sore throat is clearing up, but i've broken out i
There : There are two possibilities here: #1.-you likely did not have a strep infection, but a viral pharyngitis (throat infection) and you are feeling better because time has passed, not from the antibiotics, a mere coincidence. With viral pharyngitis you can develop a viral exanthem (rash) towards the end of the infectious process. This is self limiting. #2.- you have strep that is resistant to doxycline and know you have developed scarlet fever (rash) if this is the case you will need a change of medication. I recommend you find a low or no cost clinic in your area and schedule a visit. Lastly, remember it is never wise to self treat with antibiotics. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
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 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 started taking a general, prescribed antibiotic yesterday for a sore throat, cough, and cold. Is it common to feel overall weakened today?
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
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