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Ciprofloxacin Strep Throat
I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin I have strep throat and have been taking levaquin for 10 days 750 now its back what can I take?
I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?
Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A. best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics (Amox.), but bronchitis is 99 % Viral and does NOT need antibiotics... UNLESS special circumstances. History COPD, imunosupression, HIV... BUT in general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be redundant! Make sure to recover your GUT & Immune system by consumption daily Probiotics (Kefir, Yogur ...Read more
Hello, I have strep throat right now, and I am taking 750 mg of ciprofloxacin every 12 hours. I have severe lower back pain, what does this mean?
Strep throat: I am not certain why you are taking that particular anabiotic for strep throat. It is not first-line therapy. Perhaps there are other reasons that it was prescribed, of which I am not aware. Certainly muscle aches and pains can be associated with that type of antibiotic. My advice would be to call your doctor and advise of the symptoms and consider switching antibiotics. ...Read more
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
I'm on Ciprofloxacin for a UTI, now I see white spots on my throat...maybe strep, would this cover strep too or do I need to be on different meds?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Strept: This should take care of strept. If these spots persist, see you doctor and search for another cause. ...Read more
I'm allergic to everything but cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin just got off 10 days of levaquin for strep didn't help sore throat time. Have it back what can I take?
Virus, not strep?: The large majority of pharyngitis (sore throat) is viral, and no antibiotic works against viruses. Lack of improvement on levofloxacin (Levaquin®) is evidence it wasn't strep to begin with, or that it was strep plus a virus. This should continue to clear up on its own. Check with your doctor if it continues more than another few days. ...Read more
2 months ago had strep b. Ciproflaxin = feel better. Last week sore throat for 9 days. Ciproflaxin=better. Swab negative. Did I have a bacterial inf?
Throat: If the culture was done before the antibiotics and the culture was not the quick strep (as compared to the one that is sent to the lab) probably not. ...Read more
How do you treat strep throat if I'm allergic to bactrim, keflex, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and amoxicillin? Also allergic to inactive ingredient propylene glycol.
Depends: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacteria behind strep throat is naturally colonized in some folks. When it is actually infecting you, that is, provoking an immune response in you, it can produce significant problems if left unchecked including rheumatic fever and subsequent heart valve disease later. ...Read more
Throat infection: "strep" throat is an infection of the throat or tonsils caused by a type of bacteria called group a streptococcus. Usually accompanied by fever, headache, or nausea, strep is one if the few throat infections treated with antibiotics. Strep can only be reliably diagnosed with a throat swab. Although most cases resolve on their own, complications can arise if untreated within 10 days. ...Read more
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
Depends: If you are looking at this in the short term, no. Most untreated patients will gradually feel better and return to a stable state of health. An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. It is a significant cause of death in underdeveloped countries, but takes time. ...Read more
?: Unsure what you mean with your question. If you mean it's prodrome (early presentation), the symptoms can widely vary and group a beta-hemolytic strep can masquerade as a lot of other illnesses. However, sore throat, sometimes fevers, frontal headache, stomach ache, vomiting and nausea, sandpapery rash are all seen. ...Read more
Several: Sore throat, usually fever, a whittish covering over the tonsils, a fetid or foul breath, red spots on the soft part of the upper back of the throat, painful swallowing, enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvulae. Perhaps a rash (sandpaper like) over the body and enlarged lymph nodes. You may have strep and not notice it so much. It can be mild. If suspected, get tested and treated. ...Read more
Need antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Symptoms or + tests: There are people that carry strep A year round and will always have a positive rapid test or culture. Blood studies usually show the body is not reacting to the germ. When they come in with a viral sore throat, most treat it as strep. If you are a carrier, it is a bother, but requires no treatment. If you get repeated strep illness, there are combinations of meds that can help stop it. ...Read more
1st Sx will: Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage (rheumatic fever) and brain injury. Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read more
Strep carrier: People who are strep 'carriers' are colonized with the bacteria in their throats and intermittently can be symptom free. People who have recurrent sore throats and positive Rapid Strep swabs might want to be checked for this by having a throat culture performed when no symptoms are present. ...Read more
Depends: In the short term, most untreated patients will gradually feel better & return to a stable state of health. An estimated 1/200 will develop rheumatic fever and associated heart disease, kidney or brain impairments. Some of these will eventually die from complications if untreated. They also pass this & the risk on to others. If you relish infecting your family/friends roll the dice. I'd get treated ...Read more
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact. Person A puts fingers in mouth, touches doorknob painting it with strep. Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it. ...Read more
Strep throat symptom: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
Good old penicillin: Despite being the oldest antibiotic around, it is still the #1 recommended treatment for strepthroat. If you are allergic to penicillin, you maybe given azithromycin, Clindamycin etc. Add some salt-water gargles, motrin/tylenol, sorethroat spray for comfort. No kissing/smooching for a few days! Good luck. ...Read more