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Can I Take Tetracycline For Strep Throat
What to do if I have strep throat and am snowed in with monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) (tetracyclin) already here. What does should I take?
Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. Clindamycin is rarely if ever indicated for strep infections due to its side effects and the availability of less toxic meds. ...Read more
Nyquil okay: Nyquil okay to take with Z-pack.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read more
Don't gamble. Get a streph test and be treated with antibiotics if indicated to prevent later complications. 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. ...Read more
Yes: The symptoms will improve whether or not you take any medication. The considerable complications that can occur after strep can occur if you do not complete your medication. At one dose a day I would think it is not to difficult to complete the rx. Trying to "save some" for next time can put you at risk. ...Read more
I'm taking an antibiotic for strep throat. I take it at 10 AM 3 PM and then 8 PM is it OK regiment?
I have pleurisy im taking meloxicam I now have strep throat can I take any medicine for strep with the meloxicam?
How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?
Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems possible you may have something else besides strep. Mononucleosis is a strong candidate if you are really tired and still sick. I would go back to the doctor and ask to check for other infections. ...Read more
I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?
Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Tested positive for strep throat. Taking 500 Mg penicillin vk for 24 hrs. Throat still hurting and still feel bad. How long should it take to work?
I'm on amoxicillin for strep throat 2x daily but I forgot to take it today. It won't come back because I forgot one day as long as I start again tom.?
No it will not: It will be alright if you take the rest of the capsules as prescribed and finish the whole course. ...Read more
My child is 7 years old and he weighs about 53 pounds. He is on his 2nd round of amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5ml for strep throat. He takes 7.5 ml twice a day?
What is the question: There is no actual question here, so I will assume that your are asking if he is receiving the proper dose. For your child's weight and the reason for which the antibiotic is being prescribed, it is the proper dose. It should be given for the total time that it has been prescribed. ...Read more
Strep antibiotics: Another medication - are you taking one right now? The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is Penicillin VK (most potent and cheapest) and its derivatives. If allergic to it, other choices are the Erythromycin group, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) group, cephalosporin group. The last group should be taken with caution as there could be an associated cross-allergy in 10% of people. ...Read more
You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When I was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read more
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx. ...Read more
Do you take your child to the doctors for every sniffle and cough because it might be strep throat?
No: If they are not old enough to tell you they have a sore throat, the chances of their having strep related complications are almost non-existent. Some infants & toddlers can carry strep when they are not sick or when they really have a simple viral illness. There are conflicting thoughts as to whether these should ever be treated just because strep is found on a quick test. ...Read more
Strep throat and allergic to antibotics. I'm in so much pain, what else can I take to soothe the pain?
Need antibiotics: People who have tests that show they have strep throat need antibiotics to cure their infection and to prevent a complication called rheumatic fever, which can occur with untreated group a streptococcus infections. You need to be tested to make sure you do have strep throat, then your provider needs to find an antibiotic that works against strep that you are not allergic to. ...Read more
Clindamycin to treat strep throat I was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but I feel this is a lot?
Clindamycin: It is unclear why you were prescribed Clindamycin for uncomplicated strep throat. Penicillin would have been perfectly adequate. Either you were allergic to penicillins, or something else was going on. The dose you were given is not inappropriate, but you do not say how many you were given. Why not call the doctor who gave you this and ask the same question? ...Read more
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