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How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

Generally 24 hours: Once on the antibiotic for 24 hours is typically when schools allow students to go back to class, but i would also recommend reducing your exposure to others until the fever is gone and you start to feel better. ...Read more

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


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On amoxicillin for strep, I know when on Birth control it's important to use a backup method but how long after meds is it no longer necessary?

On amoxicillin for strep, I know when on Birth control it's important to use a backup method but how long after meds is it no longer necessary?

Newer ideas on this: The current thinking is that except for the antibiotic rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, this is presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Will antibiotics relieve pain from strep throat/how long till I'm healthy?(taking amoxicillin for type b strep)

Will antibiotics relieve pain from strep throat/how long till I'm healthy?(taking amoxicillin for type b strep)

Odd statement: Group A strep is the throat germ, not B.B is a normal germ in the digestive tract that occasionally causes UTI's in women or sickness in newborns. Throat pain is a reflection of tissue damage and improves gradually,within a few days.Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory that can give some relief as will throat lozenges/gargling. ...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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Will i need to be on amoxicillin 875 mg for more than the 10 days prescribed for strep b infection on calf? How long will wound seep yellow fluids?

Will i need to be on amoxicillin 875 mg for more than the 10 days prescribed for strep b infection on calf? How long will wound seep yellow fluids?

Depends: If you have swelling (/edema) of the legs, it may keep open & draining for long time, due to the pressure effect keeping wound from closing/healing propperly. You may even need a vascular surgery consultation. But, if not, then likely once the body decides whatever dirt/toxin/invader it is trying to weep away is gone, it will stop. You can help by changing bandages whenever wet & allowing air time. ...Read more

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How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

How long being on amoxicillin for a kidney infection before i start noticing improvement? I've had. 6 doses and a dose of IV antiobiotic . Strep bacte

Pyelonephritis: If you have not had a longer period of treatment than it may be several days or more before the inflammation in your kidneys begins to recede and your symptoms diminish. Your prior question did not indicate how few doses you have had. Symptomatic improvement can lag significantly behind elimination of the causative agent. ...Read more

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How long for Cefdinir to work on Strep in a 2 yr old? Amoxicillin ineffective for two days, switched to cefdinir last night, still very fevered & weak

How long for Cefdinir to work on Strep in a 2 yr old? Amoxicillin ineffective for two days, switched to cefdinir last night, still very fevered & weak

Fever: strep throat is extremely sensitive to antibiotics, weather it is amoxicillin or cefidnir. If your child is not responding, it means that there is something else your child has on top of strep like a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can you take doxycycline and Amoxicillin same day. I have strep throat and I took doxycycline b4 I was diagnosed. or how long before I can take, morni?

Can you take doxycycline and Amoxicillin same day. I have strep throat and I took doxycycline b4 I was diagnosed. or how long before I can take, morni?

Yes: They are two different classes of antibiotics that do not interact with each other. You can take both at the same time. Doxycycline does not have an effect against strep throat whereas amoxicillin does ...Read more

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