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Can I Take Tetracycline For Strep Throat
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Macrobid/Doxycycline: Macrobid is an antibiotic used in treating urinary tract infection. Doxycycline can be used to treat strep infection. Antibiotics of choice for strep throat is penicillin or amoxicillin, for ear infection amoxicillin or augmentin. Important to not self diagnose or use left over antibiotics. Follow up with doctor for definitive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Laryngitis: Laryngitis typically either viral or from post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, most of which are viral. No antibiotic is helpful with a virus. Doxy can be used for sinus infections of bacterial but not most MDs first choice. Drink fluids, don't whisper, and try and rest voice. ...Read more
Yes: Duricef (cefadroxil) is about three times more effective --three times less ikely to fail --in eradicating strep than penicillin. This conclusion is based ona meta-analysis of 35 trials reportedby drs. Janet r. Casey and michael e. Pichichero from the university of rochester. (found this info on search for duricef). You are well covered. ...Read more
I have a throat infection. I don't have any amoxil (amoxicillin). Can i take clindamycin 150mg instead. Will it work for a throat infection?
Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to self prescribe any medication. The vast majority of throat infections are viral and antibiotics are of no use. Fever greater than 101, severe pain with swallowing, painful lymph nodes in the neck are signs of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics and should be prescribed by a health care professional after examining you. ...Read more
Theoretically no: Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits white blood cells which act like pacman from locating and eating bacteria. How much this may inhibit the eradication of strep from the throat with antibiotics is not well studied. My practical side says to go ahead as long as it is not to excess. ...Read more
Can you tell me when taking antibiotics for strep throat ( amoxicillin ) should I take a multi-strain probiotic?
You Can but?: You can take multi strain probiotics but possibility that supplemental probiotics really benefit in replacing be good bacteria in the gut.Is unknown it is assumed that antibiotics will kill the harmful and beneficial bacteria, and reduction in beneficial bacteria can lead to digestive problems like diarrhea, yeast infections and urinary tract infection you can if you believe this hypothesis. ...Read more
10 days: The recommended treatment for strep throat is 10 days of oral medication if a long acting penicillin was not given by injection. People should understand they will feel better sooner, but the length of the treatment is based on research documenting the need for 10 days to stop rheumatic fever or other problems related to strep. ...Read more
If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?
I tried ampicilin for tonsil cheese/stone so got rid pf pharyngitis.now other dr: say to take clindamycin.should i take it?throat culture:staph aureus
You could: But this antibiotic does not work great for strep throat, which really is the only time you need to take an antibiotic for a throat infection. If this hasn't been given to you by a doctor who has seen your throat, you definitely should not take it. It can lead to antibiotics not working when they are supposed to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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