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Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Can amoxicillin treat strep throat in an infant? What would be the dosage for a five month old?

Not common: Under a year of age , but can happen. Should have a strep test to confirm. The doctor will calculate the dose based on weight(@ 40mg/kg. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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I started amoxicillin yesterday for strep throat, and realized today that i have a UTI as well, will the amoxicillin treat both at the same time?

I started amoxicillin yesterday for strep throat, and realized today that i have a UTI as well, will the amoxicillin treat both at the same time?

Maybe: It may; but I would go back to the doctor to get your urine tested. You may not have a UTI (which are unusual in men), and you may need a different abx. ...Read more

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Is 80mg/kg/day amoxicillin too high for a 35lbs 3yo kid to treat strep throat? I read 20-50mg/kg/day is the usual, wondering if mistake made on Rx.

Is 80mg/kg/day amoxicillin too high for a 35lbs 3yo kid to treat strep throat? I read 20-50mg/kg/day is the usual, wondering if mistake made on Rx.

No: Although the doc may have just written what s/he usually does for an ear infection, there is no problem with this dosage. Strep is killed relatively easier by this med than some of the germs of otitis, but the extra in no way hurts the kid. ...Read more

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Will cefdinir treat strep throat as well as penicillin or amoxicillin?

Will cefdinir treat strep throat as well as penicillin or amoxicillin?

Strep: Nothing is better than penicillin for strep pharyngitis. Is that simple. 2 penicillins: injection is the best (bicillin la), or oral pen vk is good as well. ...Read more

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How do I know that amoxicillin worked to cure my strep throat ?

How do I know that amoxicillin worked to cure my strep throat
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Strep throat: Resolution of strep throat usually comes with resolution of symptoms. So the fever (if present ) goes away, the pain also goes away. If either are persistent, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has strep throat. Will amoxicillin fight off the strep throat?

My girlfriend has strep throat. Will amoxicillin fight off the strep throat?

Yes: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type of medication, and works very well against strep throat infections. The doctor can calculate the correct dose and the proper amount of time to use the amoxicillin. Strep throat is contagious and quite common in the community, meaning we primary care doctors see such infections every week. ...Read more

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What is the proper dosage of 250mg/5ml amoxicillin for a 50lb child for strep throat?

What is the proper dosage of 250mg/5ml amoxicillin for a 50lb child for strep throat?

Dosing: Why are you asking? If there are concerns speak with the pharmacist or the prescribing doctor ...Read more

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How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

Better: As long as there are no complications, such as an abscess, within 24-48 hours. If you are not responding to treatment follow up with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How many mg of amoxicillin per dose for a 4 year old for strep throat?

Depends: The doseis generally dependent on weight at this age but typically it would be between 125-250 mg three or four times daily. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

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