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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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How long does it take to get over strep throat using azithromycin?

How long does it take to get over strep throat using azithromycin?

Poor choice: Strep throat is best treated by one shot of benzathine penicillin or 5-day course of cefdinir. For individuals with penicillin allergy, Azithromycin is recommended but at higher doses to be effective. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to get an antibiotic for strep throat or can I let my body fight it naturally?

Is it really necessary to get an antibiotic for strep throat or can I let my body fight it naturally?

Do You Feel Lucky?: The problem with strep throat untreated with antibiotics is the possibility of permanent heart damage, arthritis, kidney problems and more.These complications will not occur with a course of antibiotics. So do you feel like gambling...? ...Read more

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How to get rid of strep throat fast without an antibiotic?

How to get rid of strep throat fast without an antibiotic?

You can't: If you have actually been diagnosed with strep throat (with a test....It can't be accurately diagnosed by looking at it), then it is really important to clear it up with an antibiotic. The bacteria that causes strep throat can cause other problems with your kidneys or heart, and no alternative medicine will prevent those problems from happening. ...Read more

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Can i get an antibiotic for my strep throat with out going to the doctor please help i'm in pain.!?

Can i get an antibiotic for my strep throat with out going to the doctor please help i'm in pain.!?

No: You need to see the doctor and make sure it is strep.Antibiotics only help strep not viruses.See the answer for symptomatic pain relif. ...Read more

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Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Taking antiobiotics for strep throat every 12 hours. I accidently left them at work and won't be able to get them until tomorrow. Complications?!

Possibly: If you skip one or more doses, the antibiotic may not be as effective and the bacteria may become resistant. Best thing to do is to call your Dr.'s answering service and when the on call Dr. calls back, ask if they can call in one dose for you to take tonight. Then take your morning dose as soon as you get to work tomorrow AM. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats the best antibiotic for strep throat?

Whats the best antibiotic for strep throat?

Penicillin still #1: Despite being the oldest antibiotic, it is still the medicine of choice for treating strep throat infection. It is not 100%, but still the "standard of care." it is sometime not used because of penicillin allergies or because of younger age (adolescent/teen-more difficult with schedule--school/sports etc) due to required frequency of use --4x/day for 10 days.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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