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I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)? .

I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)? .

Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist.

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Is it possible to get strep throat three days after finishing a 10 day treatment of Levaquin (levofloxacin) Infusions?

Strep/Levaquin: LLake ~ anything is possible but I think it would be very unusual in this case. The most likely cause if your sore throat following high dose antibiotics, is a fungal overgrowth in the pharynx, because the antibiotic has probably been very effective in killing the commensal bugs in the throat allowing the fungi to dominate. A 10-day course of any anti-fungal will do. Must be oral and not topical t

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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?

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.

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After taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days I'm still sick with sore throat and nausea fatigue lost my voice tested negative for strep. Could this be mono?

After taking levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days I'm still sick with sore throat and nausea fatigue lost my voice tested negative for strep. Could this be mono?

Possibilities: mono is a possibility. Also, numerous other viral causes for sore throat are possible. Levaquin (levofloxacin) would only treat a bacterial cause for your sore throat. Make sure to follow up again with your PCP for recheck and mono test as well as indicated.

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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 can I treat pain from strep throat?

How can I treat pain from strep throat?

Strep throat: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest.

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Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

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).

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Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

YES,: Recurrent / chronic strep pharyngitis, if resistant to Penicillin/Amoxicillin (though rare), or someone is allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is prescribed.

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Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Yes: Azithromycin (z-pack) is an alternate therapy commonly used for treatment of streptococcal infection for patients with penicillin allergies. This should be enough, but if does not improve in 3-5 days, then see your doctor.

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How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Along with antibiotics you can take Ibuprofen and gargle with warm watersalt solution.

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Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Pretty standard rx: Strep is well known to be susceptible to the penicillin family of drugs. This is a common and effective adult dosing.

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How long after I start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

How long after I start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

Strep Throat: You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. Symptoms usually begin improving around that time.

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How long after I start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

How long after I start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

Strep throat: You will feel better in a few days. The reason to take antibiotics for strep throat I s an important one. It is to prevent the complication of strep throat called acute rheumatic fever which can damage your heart. If you have any side effects with antibiotics please let your doctor know and remind him/her you are on them for strep throat.

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Clindamycin to treat strep throat I was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but I feel this is a lot?

Clindamycin to treat strep throat I was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but I feel this is a lot?

Clindamycin: It is unclear why you were prescribed Clindamycin for uncomplicated strep throat. Penicillin would have been perfectly adequate. Either you were allergic to penicillins, or something else was going on. The dose you were given is not inappropriate, but you do not say how many you were given. Why not call the doctor who gave you this and ask the same question?

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I am allergic to every antibiotic I've had. Strep throat is going around and I'm worried I am going to get it. Can I be treated if I get strep throat?

I am allergic to every antibiotic I've had. Strep throat is going around and I'm worried I am going to get it. Can I be treated if I get strep throat?

Hard to say: You didn't list the antibiotics or what makes you think it was an allergic reaction. Many adults who have had spots or other reactions after an antibiotic but allergy testing proves they are not allergic. You should find out. Many meds can treat strep. Although you can feel better after strep without antibiotics, you remain at risk for rheumatic fever & passing it to others.

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Strep Throat (Definition)

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