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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


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I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A. Best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics (Amox.), but bronchitis is 99 % Viral and does NOT need antibiotics... UNLESS special circumstances . History COPD, imunosupression, HIV... BUT in general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be redundant! Make sure to recover your GUT & Immune system by consumption daily Probiotics (Kefir, Yogur ...Read more

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Can I use ciprofloxacin for strep throat if I can't afforade the doc?

Can I use ciprofloxacin for strep throat
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Not a good choice: Strep is a gram positive bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has no gram positive coverage. Taking the wrong antibiotic can cause antibiotic resistance. You should take the correct antibiotic. ...Read more

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Hello, I have strep throat right now, and I am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Hello, I have strep throat right now, and I am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?

Strep throat: I am not certain why you are taking that particular anabiotic for strep throat. It is not first-line therapy. Perhaps there are other reasons that it was prescribed, of which I am not aware. Certainly muscle aches and pains can be associated with that type of antibiotic. My advice would be to call your doctor and advise of the symptoms and consider switching antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didn't help sore throat time.have it back what can I take?

I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didn't help sore throat time.have it back what can I take?

Virus, not strep?: The large majority of pharyngitis (sore throat) is viral, and no antibiotic works against viruses. Lack of improvement on levofloxacin (Levaquin®) is evidence it wasn't strep to begin with, or that it was strep plus a virus. This should continue to clear up on its own. Check with your doctor if it continues more than another few days. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain from strep throat?

How can I treat pain from strep throat?

Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacterium. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for strep: It'll likely take care of the infection but it's not recommended as first or even second line use. There are reports of increasing resistance of group a strep to fluoroquinolones (cipro). Penicillin is still the first choice and macrolides for people with penicillin allergy (or cephalosporins depending on local resistance). ...Read more

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Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

Seldom used: When we used this years ago we used the CR to give enough quick acting to start the healing backed up with the long acting to maintain an antibiotic level for 10 days. The LA doesn't. Few patients were interested in the 2 large shots, one in each leg, that it takes to treat the average adult or older kid. Oral meds are as effective and better accepted. ...Read more

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Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Depends/works: For the average adult , the amount needed would require a load into both rear ends at the same session. There is too much volume to put in an arm shot or one bottom. Though this was once a preferred method (docs) to assure completion of treatment, it is not as common now as it used to be. ...Read more

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Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

YES,: Recurrent / chronic strep pharyngitis, if resistant to Penicillin/Amoxicillin (though rare), or someone is allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is prescribed. ...Read more

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How to treat a white spot in the back of throat due to strep throat?

How to treat a white spot in the back of throat due to strep throat?

Part of infection: It is not uncommon to have exudate (whitish or yellowish patches) on the tonsils with strep. It can also be due to other infections, such as mono. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What's the best way to treat strep throat without going to see a doctor?

See your doctor!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good way to treat strep throat without going to the doctor's?

Can you recommend a good way to treat strep throat without going to the doctor's?

Get streph test: Don't skip the streph test to avoid complications. Sore throat
for significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) 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

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What dose of clindamycin is used to treat strep throat for penicillin allergic PTs? Dose per day in mgs?

30 mgm / KG: Can stop after 6 days. There are other meds for strep that are less likely to cause intestinal changes. ...Read more

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Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat?

Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat?

It could be.: It is used often for gram positive infections when patients are allergic to penicillin. It is also used for MRSA infections. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat strep throat?

What can I do to treat strep throat?

Antibiotics: Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Please see your physician for strep test/ culture. If strep +, you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is strep throat turn into if not treated?

What is strep throat turn into if not treated?

Strep complications: Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Strep throat requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Is it important for strep throat to be treated?

Depends: In the short term, most untreated patients will gradually feel better & return to a stable state of health.An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments.Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. They also pass this & the risk on to others. If you relish infecting your family/friends roll the dice.I'd get treated ...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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My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

My roommate has strep throat, should I get treated before I get symptoms?

No: Continual pretreatment before proof of infection can only lead to resistance, superinfection and poor care. In addition to complications. ...Read more

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How to self treat strep throat?

How to self treat strep throat?

Self treatment: First you have to have access to culture material to make the diagnosis. Second, you have to have access to antibiotics. Then again, you can use symptomatic care by gargling with any variety of substances, take either Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and hope that you don't develop acute rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or chorea in three to four weeks. ...Read more

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Does alcohol treat strep throat?

Does alcohol treat strep throat?

No: While a significant dose may make you forget the discomfort, it does not kill off the germ or alter your risk of longer term complications without treatment. ...Read more

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Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Can strep throat be treated with lidocaine?

Lidocaine: Is an anesthetic and not commonly used for the discomfort associated with Strep throat. Treatment of this infection should include an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Yes: Azithromycin (z-pack) is an alternate therapy commonly used for treatment of streptococcal infection for patients with penicillin allergies. This should be enough, but if does not improve in 3-5 days, then see your doctor. ...Read more

Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more