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Do I Have To Take Antibiotics For Strep Throat
I'm taking an antibiotic for strep throat. I take it at 10 AM 3 PM and then 8 PM is it OK regiment
You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When i was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx. ...Read more
My husband takes a antibiotic for strep throat. We had sex monday morning and 11:30 pm. He said it stung a little when he urinated. I may have yeast?
Not sure.: Unlikely that he has infection. Much more likely that he has irritation which should get better with time. However, although not mentioned specifically i assume he is taking ant rejection meds for his kidney. In that case should watch carefully for further signs that things are not going well. ...Read more
7 yr old on day 9 of 10 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat ENT said could still see little strep on tonsils does he need more days to take antibtics no fever ?
Is it ok to have alcochol if I have chronic strep throat an not taking any antibiotic for the holidays?
Drinking: This is a very general response. First people should be a legal age to drink. If one had a chronic condition and was not symptomatic ; not having a fever , cough or active sore throat the occasional alcoholic beverage would not be of concern. But i emphasized the occasional drink. Of course you already know if i taking medication not a good idea. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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