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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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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for 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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Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Can you take clindamyon 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 more

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Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Yes, but: Most would consider it overkill. Most would consider a therapeutic dose of Ibuprofen (600 mg max for adult) as adequate for discomfort. Proper confirmation through testing and antibiotics would be the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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What can you take for antibiotic resistant strep throat?

What can you take for antibiotic resistant strep throat?

Strep Throat: strep throat is rarely resistant to antibiotics. In case of resistant, high dose amoxil or augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) based on 90mg/kg/day can help to over come the resistant strain ...Read more

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What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

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

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What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

What is the best way to take care of strep throat without going to see a doctor?

See doctor: 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

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I've got strep throat and started z-pak today. Do I have to take the entire pack?

I've got strep throat and started z-pak today. Do I have to take the entire pack?

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

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I weigh 150lbs......Is 1500 mg of amoxicillin ok to take for strep throat for 10 days?

I weigh 150lbs......Is 1500 mg of amoxicillin ok to take for strep throat for 10 days?

Yes: A daily total dosage of 1500mg of Amoxicillin for 10 days is appropriate for strep pharyngitis in a 43 year old female. ...Read more

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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'm taking an antibiotic for strep throat. I take it at 10 AM 3 PM and then 8 PM is it OK regiment?

Yes: Taking? Amoxicillin twice daily is the recommended interval, based on its metabolism. Taking it three times a day will not hurt but is not necessary. All the best. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy im taking meloxicam I now have strep throat can I take any medicine for strep with the meloxicam?

I have pleurisy im taking meloxicam I now have strep throat can I take any medicine for strep with the meloxicam?

Strep Throat: If strep throat does not improve within two days of beginning, you should see your PCP as soon as possible for diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

48-72 hours: Many people begin to feel relief from Strep throat symptoms after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy, but one wouldn't necessarily consider your regiment a treatment failure until you have been taking it for at least 2-3 days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What should I take when I have mono and strep throat?

What should I take when I have mono and strep throat?

Not Ampicillin: Take Penicillin VK or a cephalosporin antibiotic for the strep. Throat. Do not take Ampicillin or Amoxicillin which will cause a rash in 90% of persons with mono who take them. The ebv/mono generally does not require treatment unless it is complicated. ...Read more

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Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

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

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How long does it take for azythromycin to clear up strep throat?

How long does it take for azythromycin to clear up strep throat?

Strep throat: Symptomatology improves within a day or so. The major reason to treat strep throats has always been to prevent rheumatic fever which is unusual now probably more later to the low amount of circulation of specific rheumatogenic serotypes than early treatment. ...Read more

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I had a strep throat. I already take antibiotic but still doesn't work?

I had a strep throat. I already take antibiotic but still doesn't work?

Strep throat: What do you mean exactly? Did you take an antibiotic specifically prescribed to treat your strep? Not all antibiotics work well against strep. ...Read more

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Will strep throat go away on its on, or do you have to take an antibiotic?

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

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Do you take your child to the doctors for every sniffle and cough because it might be strep throat?

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

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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

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How long does it take Amoxicillin to leave your system/ how long does it keep working if I took 500mg 2x/day for 10 days for Strep throat?

Day or so: I believe the half life of amoxicillin is around 8 hours. That means 8 hrs after the last dose, only 1/2 is left, after another 8 hrs, half of the remaining and so on. It leaves through your kidneys. ...Read more

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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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Sumycin (Definition)

Sumycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Tetracycline (Definition)

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract ...Read more