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Doctor insights on: Keflex And Strep Throat

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Can I recatch strep throat while finishing Keflex for Strep?

Can I recatch strep throat while finishing Keflex for Strep?

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

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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How much resistance of strep throat to keflex or omnicef (cefdinir) is there in california now?

How much resistance of strep throat to keflex or omnicef (cefdinir) is there in california now?

Group A strep: Microbiologically, there is no resistance of group a streptococci to Keflex or omnicef (cefdinir). ...Read more

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Will Cephalexin (Keflex) be effective for strep throat if I used Omnicef (Cefdinir) 2 weeks ago for the same thing?

Will Cephalexin (Keflex) be effective for strep throat if I used Omnicef (Cefdinir) 2 weeks ago for the same thing?

Maybe: 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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Check dosage/diagnos: You may be getting suboptimal dose of cephalexin or you may have another problem, as infectious mononucleosis, a viral pharyngitis, can co-exist. Yes pharyngitis pain can spread, but usually abates with the start of treatment after one or two days, goodluck ...Read more

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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??

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

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If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?

Yes: It should be fine. As long as you are not allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins taking cephalexin is ok. Good luck ...Read more

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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 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

Wouldn't self dx: Most sore throats in kids are viral and look identical regardless of cause. Some of the worst looking throats are actually mono.Self diagnosis & treatment are one of the reasons we have so many resistant germs today. Consider finding out whether she needs meds first. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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: 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

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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

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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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Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

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

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Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

Which bicillin treats Strep throat, l-a or c-r?

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

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Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

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

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Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

YES,: Recurrent / chronic strep pharyngitis, if resistant to Penicillin/Amoxicillin (though rare), or someone is allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is prescribed. ...Read more

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Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Yes: Azithromycin (z-pack) is an alternate therapy commonly used for treatment of streptococcal infection for patients with penicillin allergies. This should be enough, but if does not improve in 3-5 days, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Along with antibiotics you can take Ibuprofen and gargle with warm watersalt solution. ...Read more

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Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Pretty standard rx: Strep is well known to be susceptible to the penicillin family of drugs. This is a common and effective adult dosing. ...Read more

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How long after I start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

Strep Throat: You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. Symptoms usually begin improving around that time. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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?

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

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more