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Keflex And Strep Throat
After, not on: You can be re-exposed to strep and get it again after the antibiotic is out of your system. A proper tissue level in your system prevents strep from establishing in your throat. If your symptoms persist, you may be co-infected with a throat virus like mono that can occur at the same time. ...Read more
Will Cephalexin (Keflex) be effective for strep throat if I used Omnicef (Cefdinir) 2 weeks ago for the same thing?
Maybe but Strep throat is a Gram positive organism.
The other meds do kill Gram positive bacteria, many more as well as some Gram negatives. You don't need all those meds. Get a rapid Strep throat swab to see if you need any antibiotics at all. Some urgent cares have them. If its a virus neither med will help. Not good to take left over meds. See a doctor for quickest treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosed with strep throat. 3 doses of keflex. Pain wakes me from sleep and it's severe. I am having severe pain swallowing any food/drink and saliva?
It happens: It is too early to say the meds are not working. If this is truly strep and not mono you will improve soon. Comfort measures with gargling, throat lozenges, chilled fluids can help.Ibuprofen for pain is helpful. Mono would just take longer to get better. You can have both at the same time. ...Read more
Is it normal for strep throat pain to spread to neck and head. I am on cephalexin for three days but this pain has not still gone away.?
My 1 yr old son was just diagnosed with strep throat. He was given Cephalexin I was wondering if this will be hard on his kidney he only has 1 kidney?
I'm 18 years old and weigh 250 lbs. I am allergic to penicillin but have strep throat. What is the correct dose of cephalexin to be taken?
7f on cephalexin nowfor 6 days 4 strep throat has a 102.5 fever w/chills tonight. Help Went to school ate well. Hit fast? Cancer??
Test confirmed??: It would be unusual for a test confirmed strep not to improve within 48hrs unless it presented with a concurrent infection with viruses like mono (which happens). Cancer would be the last thing I would consider. I would call in & schedule a recheck before the weekend to see if a separate issue is present. ...Read more
If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?
I took keflex for strep. Now I have white bumps in my throat that don't hurt, throat feels tight, bad taste and my ears hurt sometimes. Allergic maybe?
My Daughter is experiencing sore throat. I believe strep. Red arches, swollen tonsils, a few small white patches. Can she take Keflex caps.? She's 8
My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?
I'd take it: Strep B is not known as a throat pathogen but does cause an occasional UTI. I would assume the throat issue is viral (no strep A) and the Group B strep as cause of the urinary symptoms. The keflex is a reasonable choice. The throat issue and related nodes should pass in the next week or so with no particular treatment. ...Read more
Could I possibly have herpes? I went to a clinic for a blood test to see if my body is building antibodies from herpes. A day before that I had started to take cephalexin to treat strep throat (i was diagnosed with it wednesday february 15). I am slightly
You are right, it could represent an allergic reaction or it could be from herpes. A type of a severe allergic reaction called stephen johnson syndrome can cause lesions (sores) on your mouth. Please be seen immediately and be evaluated for this.
If you are having itching, any shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, or rash then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
How do you treat strep throat if I'm allergic to bactrim, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin? Also allergic to inactive ingredient propylene glycol.
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
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
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
How long after I start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?
Strep throat: You will feel better in a few days. The reason to take antibiotics for strep throat I s an important one. It is to prevent the complication of strep throat called acute rheumatic fever which can damage your heart. If you have any side effects with antibiotics please let your doctor know and remind him/her you are on them for strep throat. ...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
I am allergic to every antibiotic I've had. Strep throat is going around and I'm worried I am going to get it. Can I be treated if I get strep throat?
Hard to say: You didn't list the antibiotics or what makes you think it was an allergic reaction. Many adults who have had spots or other reactions after an antibiotic but allergy testing proves they are not allergic. You should find out. Many meds can treat strep. Although you can feel better after strep without antibiotics, you remain at risk for rheumatic fever & passing it to others. ...Read more
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