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How Long Does Antibiotics Take To Work For Strep
Not necessarily: Unless a complication has occurred due to lack of tx. ...Read more
How long does it take after taking antibiotic for uti ...to test positive again after for strep B I'm still having slight symptoms after finished?
Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious. ...Read more
If you got Strep throat for the 1st time then how long should u take the antibiotics for the 1st time?
Can someone tell me how long will my strep throat symptoms take to disappear after starting antibiotics?
On antibiotics for strep throat. I take penicillin twice daily and forgot a whole day and started taking it again. Will it work still?
Yes: Make sure that you comply with twice daily dosing from here on out and finish all of your antibiotics, even if you feel 100% better before they are all gone. It is sometimes helpful to set a timer to remind yourself when doses are due. Take Care ...Read more
Why does strep throat cause feeling something is stuck in throat?How long does it take to go away on antibiotics?And does it cause tonsil stones?
See below: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes fever and throat pain and discomfort and sometimes sensation of something stuck in throat. It should improve quickly in few days if you are taking the right dose of the right antibiotic. It does not cause tonsil stones (never heard of it). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have strep throat and i need to take antibiotics. Would a shot of ampicillin work the same?
No: A single injection of long acting benzothane penicillin g will effectively treat strep throat.It provides continuous levels of drug in the blood for 10 days.A single shot of Ampicillin would be in and out of your system in less than 24 hrs. You would likely feel better from the acute infection anyway, but the klack of a sustained blood level would leave you at risk of strep complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for strep throat to go away after being on antibiotics? On monday i went to the doctor and he did a strep test and it showed positive. My throat is hurting but my tonsils aren't swollen and don't hurt when i eat. He put me on augment
Rapd : Rapd streptococcal antigen tests (rsat) have a sensitivity of 70-90% and a specificity of 90-100%. Thus a false positive rsat is unlikely. The major treatable bacterial pathogen is group a streptococcus which should have responded to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Antimicrobial resistance has not been a significant issue in group a streptococcal pharyngitis. The conventional duration of oral antibiotic therapy to achieve maximal pharyngeal eradication rates is ten days, although patients usually feel better within the first several days. A follow-up evaluation should include a throat culture, because you may have non-group a beta hemolytic streptococcus. A positive throat culture will yield a sensitivity panel which should help guide therapy. It is correct that organisms present in a specimen collected from a patient with a partially treated infection may not grow on routine medium. Symptomatic relief can be often be achieved with antihistamines and decongestants that are available over the counter. I hope you feel better. If this approach also fails, i would consider other modalities, but that would involve an office visit. ...Read more
Antibiotics first?: If you are treated with antibiotics and then get strep testing your results may be negative. Prior to antibiotics, the rapid strep test takes 15 to 20 minutes to get a result and a culture can take 24 to 48 hours to get a result back. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are antibiotics too often over-prescribed? Sometimes the Dr. will say, "strep test negative but take these pills anyway."
I have a refill of antibiotics cause of strep, theres a refill on the bottle, am i supposed to take that too or save it in case i need it?
Refills: Check with your physician if you are feeling well after the first course you might no need the refill. ...Read more
Depends: Strep a has been universally sensitive to the penicillin drugs & treatment within 9 days of first fever stops progression to the antibody production that can cause rheumatic fever. Sometimes total eradication from the throat is difficult but not considered a true failure. Erythromycin is one med that has seen true strep resistance in some parts of the world. ...Read more
Have strep. 24 hrs of antibiotic b4 going back to work but what about closer contact like kissing? Ok to go on date after a day or need more time?
I am taking a 2nd antibiotic (750mg citprofloxacin 2x a day), because 500mg of amoxicillin 2x a day did not work. Is this the antibiotic for strep?
Not a good idea: You ? Have some abx left over from another illness that you didn't finish or you have some from a friend.You also do not know that you have strep by doing a confirmatory test.Treatment for strep is to prevent long term complications which requires a full treatment course. If you don't have it, you don't need to treat.If you do, the short amount you have won't stop complications. ...Read more
Keflex: First, be sure you are really (or still) allergic to penicillin. Second, make sure you really have strep throat (some people have strep in their throat all the time!). Then your doctor can choose from several different cephalosporins. The cheapest one is the generic form of keflex. Zithromax is a distant third choice because rarely the bacteria are resistant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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