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How long does it take to get over strep throat using azithromycin?

How long does it take to get over strep throat using azithromycin?

Poor choice: Strep throat is best treated by one shot of benzathine penicillin or 5-day course of cefdinir. For individuals with penicillin allergy, Azithromycin is recommended but at higher doses to be effective. ...Read more

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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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over strep throat?

Strep Throat.: Symptoms usually resolve within a week. However, if not appropriately treated with antibiotics there can be serious complications. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of the rash associated with strep throat?

How long does it take to get rid of the rash associated with strep throat?

Up to a week: A rash associated with step throat is also usually called scarlet fever. The rash lasts a few days. Investigation for other causes of the rash such as due to antibiotic treatment needs to be considered by md. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for over two weeks now, I went to the doctor after about 4 days of it and had a strep test but it was negative. Should it take this long to get over it?

I have had a sore throat for over two weeks now, I went to the doctor after about 4 days of it and had a strep test but it was negative. Should it take this long to get over it?

Get rechecked.: If this were a viral infection, it should be gone by now. If this were just allergies, you would likely not have a sore throat. Being this has lasted for two weeks now, it could be a bacterial infection, just not strep. You need to get evaluated again. ...Read more

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How long does it take for strep throat to cause really bad harm?

Variable issue: The kidney injury triggered by some strains may begin within a few weeks of an untreated strep throat. The rheumatic fever, heart & nervous system injuries may be delayed for a month or so. Effective treatment initiated within 9-10 days of first symptoms can usually stop delayed effects.The kidney issues can sometimes appear even with treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

How long does it take to recover from strep throat ?

Strep throat: Recovery from strep depends on whether or not you receive antibiotic treatment. Usually, 7-10 days is all it takes to start feeling better although it is not uncommon to take 2 weeks or longer to feel totally back to normal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for azythromycin to clear up strep throat?

How long does it take for azythromycin to clear up strep throat?

Strep throat: Symptomatology improves within a day or so. The major reason to treat strep throats has always been to prevent rheumatic fever which is unusual now probably more later to the low amount of circulation of specific rheumatogenic serotypes than early treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?

How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?

Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems possible you may have something else besides strep. Mononucleosis is a strong candidate if you are really tired and still sick. I would go back to the doctor and ask to check for other infections. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon  how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection. ...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