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Does alcohol treat strep throat?

Does alcohol treat strep throat?

No: While a significant dose may make you forget the discomfort, it does not kill off the germ or alter your risk of longer term complications without treatment.

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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause strep throat?

Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause strep throat?

Not directly: The alcohol exposure will not cause strep throat.What you do during the period of alcohol intake might.

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How long does the alcohol from four vodka drinks last in your system before you can medicate the throat pain from strep throat?

How long does the alcohol from four vodka drinks last in your system before you can medicate the throat pain from strep throat?

More info: The number of factors play a role including over what time frame you consumed the alcohol, whether or not you consumed the alcohol with food, your bodyweight, as well as what medication you're proposing to treat through pain with. It is probably safe to assume the alcohol would be gone within 10 to 12 hours.

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Can I drink alcohol while taking suprax (cefixime) for strep throat?

Can I drink alcohol while taking suprax (cefixime) for strep throat?

Yes: It does not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication.

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Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Not recommended: There is a common myth that alcohol mixed with antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin, causes interactions. Because of the strep throat (healing delay) alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol will only make your throat more dry and painful. Drink a lot of water.

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Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved.

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Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Can I drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Yes: It does not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication.

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Recent break up extremely stressful and drinkin heavy now have extreme strep throat and can't swallow and diarreah could it be from alcohol and stress?

Recent break up extremely stressful and drinkin heavy now have extreme strep throat and can't swallow and diarreah could it be from alcohol and stress?

Peculiar question: "Strep" throat is a bacterial infection you get after exposure to a source. If your drinking has impaired your hygiene (not washing your hands, sharing with an infected source) it could have an impact, but the booze does not cause strep throat. Booze does not cause diarrhea, although some may have it with stress.Sounds like you need to be tested and treated, whatever the cause.

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.

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How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts. Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread.

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat 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.

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How do you avoid strep throat?

How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best, followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance.

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How can I cure a strep throat?

How can I cure a strep throat?

Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>.

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What to do about strep throat?

What to do about strep throat?

Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens. Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed. However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications. The only way to know if you had strep was to test it. If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them.

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How do you catch strep throat?

How do you catch strep throat?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr. Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously.

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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.

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Can you have chronic strep throat?

No: Most streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus) pharyngitis will resolve in 7 days even without treatment. Unfortunately there is then the risk of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. An asymptomatic streptococcal carrier state is not uncommon in children and young adults especially in close quarters like barracks. Relapses of strep pharyngitis rather than chronic infection are common.

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Is there coughing with strep throat?

Is there coughing with strep throat?

Usually not: Sore throat associated with significant coughing, runny nose, or red eye suggests viral cause.

Strep Throat (Definition)

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