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Can You Get Strep Throat On One Side
Strep throat: Hello, to have an infection in one area and not another would require a physical barrier for bacteria to be contained. In the throat, there us no such barrier. The bacteria live in a moist medium so the bacteria would be dispersed throughout. A culture may come back positive on one side but not the other. That doesn't mean the infection only exists on one side. ...Read more
Can strep type f come back after done taking pennicilin to other side of your throat if you only had it on one side.
Strep type F is back: Generally, completing a ten day course of penicillin will remove nearly all strep type f from the throat. But, it is important to remember the use of antibiotics aids the immune system's removal of disease-causing bacteria. We never get rid of bacteria. In fact, we need bacteria to help digest nutrients. If symptoms persist, go see your primary care provider to obtain a throat culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The bacteria is likely all over your throat but you may only have one tonsil that has significant swelling. However, if one side is markedly swollen to the point that it is causing the uvula to be pulled to one side that could be a serious condition called a peri-tonsilar abscess. That can impact the airway and merits emergency care. ...Read more
I have strep throat, and have been taking amoxicillin for two days. My throat feels better, but i can't quit coughing. My ears and throat feel swollen. Could this be allergies on top of the strep? If so can I take nasal spray or allegra on top of the amox
How can u break a fever?.When will i expect to get better i'm taking antibiotics which is on my profile.I have headaches, runny nose and sore throat
Culture + bacterial: If u had cultures and they were positive, a switch 2 a 2nd antibiotic that the bacteria was sensitive 2. If no cultures were done ur out of luck 4 a diff antibio. A new one would b a guess as was the 1st. Also if viral antibios won't help, and it will just run its course. If no cult. U may b should b cn and try 2 see if it will point 2 bacterial and may show some resistance 2 some other antibio. ...Read more
Severe sore throat, white spots on tonsils. I'm going to the dr tomorrow but in the meantime I took some Nyquil and it BURNED! Strep?
Hi, I have a super sore throat on one side, and a very enlarged gland on that same side. Should I go to the doc and get antibiotics or wait and see?
Yes: Yes so please see your md.Get a more detailed answer ›
Child can't rid of strep throat was on amoxil then augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and off fir a couple days and throat hurting again? Will be 3 time in 6wks what to do?
Need culture: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If child not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono(caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore throat, (several days)and it hurts to swallow. Im starting to see white spots on my tonsils but can't be sure. Tonsillitis or strep?
Could be both: "tonsillitis" is a nonspecific term for inflammation of the tonsils. "strep" refers to a specific cause of tonsillitis. But you can get strep without having tonsils and you can get tonsillitis without having strep. Only a throat culture/rapid test can discern if strep is present. Usually there is fever, swollen glands without cold symptoms in strep infection. Important to treat strep - see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't kiss: Donot kiss. Go to nearest doctor get it treated. Otc antihistamin is helpful in the mean time. ...Read more
My kids have STREPP and my throat is sore with swollen glands. Can I get a prescription? They are on Amoxicillin.
Not from public site: If you read through the specifics of your relationship with Healthtap, you will notice that the public site is more like an information forum. The public site is not for the diagnosis and treatment of any individuals conditions.As such, your request for a site doc to send you medicine is inappropriate.Other docs have answered this question and advised you to consult your doc.Local care is appropri ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils
How to tell a cold from strep throat? Do you always have a fever with strep? Will there be white patches on throat? I have a cough and sore throat.
See a physician: 26 year old male with sore throat and cough. Most cases of sore throat are viral, whereas strep is a bacterial cause of sore throat. It is hard to tell the difference at home. Even physicians have a difficult time distinguishing between strep and viral infection based on history alone. Please see a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam and also a strep test for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Can an STD in your throat cause one side to be sore, one tonsil mildly swollen, with redness on the crown of your throat, and itchy?
Sore throat: It could be especially if there is alot of pus but it is much more likely to be from another bacteria. If it is on one side it could be an abscess and that needs drainage since antibiotics are less likely to work. All and all a trip to the MD is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I got the same medication for chlamydia and strep throat do I still take both doses or will one cancel out the other?
Take both: Probably this means you were prescribed azithromycin for both infections: 1 gram single dose for chlamydia, and a Z-pak (500 mg, then 250 mg daily for 4 days) for strep. You should have told both doctors about the other treatment! My recommendation would be to take the 1 g dose for chlamydia, then 250 mg daily for 4 days to complete treatment for strep throat. ...Read more
What are some really good ways to get rid of a sore or swollen throat if doctor already started you on antibiotics?
Warm salt water....: Gargles several times daily, cold clear fluid drinks, Ibuprofen or naproxyn in proper doses, lots of clear fluids (particularly chicken soup, of course). If the sore throat is viral, the sore throat should last 3-5 days, with or without the antibiotic. Vitamin c, about 1000 mg daily, and or zinc lozengers may help. ...Read more
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