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Can You Take Bactrim For Strep Throat
If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?
How do you treat strep throat if I'm allergic to bactrim, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin? Also allergic to inactive ingredient propylene glycol.
I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) last night for mastitis. I'm already on penicillin for strep throat. Is it safe to be on both? Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) safe?
Usually: If you developed or have worsening mastitis on penicillin, then Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a drug with a different mode of action that may well help clear up the problem. Any medication strong enough to do good, can have undesired effects. A small percentage of the population has or can develop an allergy to is as they might the penicillin. Most can take both with no problems. Consult your doc if trouble arises. ...Read more
No: Not an acceptable treatment for strep.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds be used to treat strep throat? Will it cure strept.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): It has no activity against group a strep. ...Read more
What are if bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) works for strep throat and or sinus infections?
Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.
My son has a strep skin infection &my hubby was just diagnosed with Strep throat. I went to Drfor UTI and was put on Bactrium. Should I be worried?
Strep 2zpacks, Bactrim allergic reaction. No more sore throat but earache and headache should I be concerned? No fever/stiff neck. Is it meningitis?
I had stomach flu, vomiting. Got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). From vomiting, throat started to burn but not bad. Yellow spots appeared on my throat. Strep or vomit? Pic.
I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. Could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?
Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the treatment daily, you risk just failing to kill off the germ, and allowing it to persist after treatment. It would be as if you never treated it. ...Read more
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
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
Nothing: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria that you catch from someone else. You can best prevent it by careful hygiene, like using your own towels, toothbrushes, glasses, etc., doing good handwashing, and keeping your hands clean with soap and water and sanitizer when exposure is possible. If someone gets many severe cases, taking out the tonsils can be considered but has risks involved. ...Read more
Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more
10 days: The recommended treatment for strep throat is 10 days of oral medication if a long acting penicillin was not given by injection. People should understand they will feel better sooner, but the length of the treatment is based on research documenting the need for 10 days to stop rheumatic fever or other problems related to strep. ...Read more
Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects. The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more
I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?
3 days: A person taking penicillin for strep throat should feel better in 2-3 days. If he is worse on day 3, or just not better by day 4, he should talk with his primary care doctor to verify the name and proper dose of his antibiotic, and to discuss his symptoms. Re-evaluation and treatment with a different medication may be needed. ...Read more
I've had strep throat 3x this yr and I am afraid I have it again. My son is 4 and has also had it several times. Can we take something to prevent?
Strep thorat: You are probably a carrier of goup a streptococcus bacteria that causes strep throat, one of the recommnedations for recurrent infection (more than three episodes in a year) is tonsillectomy, the episodes of infection lensens over time regardless the measure taken to prevent it, treatment with antibiotics is not recommend to prevent recurrence either. ...Read more
I am on Amoxicillian for strep throat, but I got distracted and accidently took 2 pills rather than the 1 I was supposed to take. Should I be worried?
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 on amoxicillin for strep throat 2x daily but I forgot to take it today. It won't come back because I forgot one day as long as I start again tom.?
No it will not: It will be alright if you take the rest of the capsules as prescribed and finish the whole course. ...Read more
Get a proper Dx 1st: If you had a strep test done & your problems persist after treatment, you may have an additional issue to consider. Mononucleosis will often present with a sore throat & swollen glands & a throat swab may find strep. Strep may be part of the problem or may have just been an incidental finding. Some people carry strep without getting sick. A recheck with some testing may help find your answer. ...Read more
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