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

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

Not a good choice: Strep is a gram positive bacteria. Cipro 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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Im allergic to everything but cipro and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didnt help sore throat time.have it back what can i take?

Im allergic to everything but cipro and levaquin  just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didnt 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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Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Cipro 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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How can I treat pain from strep throat?

How can I treat pain from strep throat?

Strep throat : Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. 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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What can I do to treat strep throat within 2 days?

What can I do to treat strep throat within 2 days?

You can't: You can't gt rid of it in 2 days if it is indeed strep throat. Antibiotics help but they still take time. Usually takes 5-7 days on antibiotics. ...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

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


Cipro (Definition)

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