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Can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for strep throat?

Can you take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for strep throat?

No: If this is from a hord of old meds it will not work for this infection.Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will not kill this germ. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and or sinus infections?

Yes and No: Not for strep throat. It could work some sinus infections. But, it depends on what bacteria caused the infection. Amoxil (amoxicillin) or one of the penicillins would be for strep and would help a lot of sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) work for strep throat and / or sinus infections?

May help sinusitis: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) has no value in treating a strep throat & is considered a second or third line rx for sinusitis. The penicillin family of drugs is considered first line for strep. ...Read more

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Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

No: Flagyl does not treat strep throat, first establish it is indeed strep throat, and see an allergist to go over your drug reactions to determine what you are indeed allergic to and what you can and cannot take. Don't self medicate! ...Read more

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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 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.

Gargle?: Gargle and then look at the throat again. If the spots remains, then it is not from the vomit. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not indicated for a viral infection such as stomach flu however. Call your doctor and tell him your problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Strep throat and allergic to antibotics. I'm in so much pain, what else can I take to soothe the pain?

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

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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for 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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Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

Can you take clindamyon for strep throat?

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

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What can I take to prevent strep throat re occurring?

What can I take to prevent strep throat re occurring?

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

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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

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How many days do you have to take penicillin for strep throat?

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

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How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

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

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I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

No harm: Amoxicillin is a very safe drug. You probably could take 10 pills without harm, except maybe stomach upset or diarrhea. Don't worry about it. Just take your next normal dose on schedule. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Is it okay to take hydrocodone for strep throat?

Yes, but: Most would consider it overkill. Most would consider a therapeutic dose of Ibuprofen (600 mg max for adult) as adequate for discomfort. Proper confirmation through testing and antibiotics would be the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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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 taking an antibiotic for strep throat. I take it at 10 AM 3 PM and then 8 PM is it OK regiment?

Yes: Taking? Amoxicillin twice daily is the recommended interval, based on its metabolism. Taking it three times a day will not hurt but is not necessary. All the best. ...Read more

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How long would strep throat take to clear up?

24-48 hrs: Not contagious 24-48 hrs after beginning antibiotics. And beginning to feel better in the same time frame. ...Read more

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What can I take for strep throat that won't go away?

What can I take for strep throat that won't go away?

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

Bactrim (Definition)

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, cotrimoxazole is a combination antibiotic that is used to treat a ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

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