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Is it safe to swim with strep throat?

Is it safe to swim with strep throat?

Yes: All things considered, if you feel well enough to swim, there is o negative impact for doing so with this minor issue. ...Read more

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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


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Is it safe to exercise when you are sick with a strep throat?

Is it safe to exercise when you are sick with a strep throat?

Yes: As with any condition, some modification in the intensity of your routine may be needed to avoid heat related illness/exhaustion.However, this illness rarely causes any disruption in your normal routine. ...Read more

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Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Category C: Which means: use with caution if benefits outweigh risks, your doctor won't harm you or your unborn baby, goodluck ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child an immunization when he's already sick with strep throat?

Is it safe to give a child an immunization when he's already sick with strep throat?

Vaccine with held: No-vacinnation during an acute illness interferes with the immune response the vaccine. ...Read more

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I take liquid methadone at 215 mgs a day I have strep throat was prescribed penicillin am I safe to take both?

I take liquid methadone at 215 mgs a day I have strep throat was prescribed penicillin am I safe to take  both?

Safe together: Yes it is safe to take both. That is a lot of methadone, that by itself is concerning for side effects. Is that dose correct? ...Read more

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Is Amoxicillin safe to take while nursing a 6 month old? The prescribed that for my strep throat.

Is Amoxicillin safe to take while nursing a 6 month old? The prescribed that for my strep throat.

YES: It's completely safe to use the Amoxicillin while nursing. First, it's not harmful to baby in any way. Second, it's important for you to get healthy again. The last thing you want to do is transmit the bacteria to your tiny baby. You can only do that by treating yourself and making sure not contagious ...Read more

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I started taking amoxicillin 500 4 days ago for a strep throat. Birthday party coming up, is it safe to have only a few drinks?

I started taking amoxicillin 500 4 days ago for a strep throat. Birthday party coming up, is it safe to have only a few drinks?

One and once: It would not hurt if one drink and one time only enjoy balcohol. Party is more fun withot alcohol, and you know whats going on, . ...Read more

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I think I have strep throat, but can't get to the doctor for 3 more days because i'm out of town. Is it safe to wait the 3 days?

I think I have strep throat, but can't get to the doctor for 3 more days because i'm out of town. Is it safe to wait the 3 days?

Yes and no: Most sore throats are viral, but with strep you have a few days to have it confirmed before the complications known with the disease would be set. For most, confirmation with a strep test & starting treatment within 10 days will shut down the creation of antibodies that lead to rheumatic f ever & heart complications. Kidney issues with some strains may not be preventable even with early rx. ...Read more

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Clindamycin hcl capsules X2 every 6 hours for strep throat safe while breastfeeding?

Clindamycin hcl capsules X2 every 6 hours for strep throat safe while breastfeeding?

Yes , it is safe: Clindamycin is category B for pregnancy. It is not the most common medication for strep throat though. Do you have a penicillin allergy and that is why it was prescribed. generally other medications that are better tolerated are used such as amoxicillin or cefdinir. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

I have strep throat and bronchitis they proscribed me both cipro (ciprofloxacin) and amox is this safe?

Its " overkill": If you have respiratory bacterial infection as a Strep throat 99% Strep group A.. best treated by Penicillin like antibiotics ( Amox..), but bronchitis is 99 % Viral and does NOT need antibiotics... UNLESS special circumstances .. History COPD, imunosupression , HIV... BUT in general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be redundant! Make sure to recover your GUT & Immune system by consumption daily Probiotics (Kefir,Yogur ...Read more

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After 66 hours of Amoxicillin for strep throat is it safe to kiss my girlfriend? My throat is still a little sore but I feel a ton better as a whole.

After 66 hours of Amoxicillin for strep throat is it safe to kiss my girlfriend? My throat is still a little sore but I feel a ton better as a whole.

Give it a week: Would wait longer 1-2 weeks as you do not want ot give her the bug. If you are still symptomatic would she want to kiss you anyway? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.

Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.

It : It is absolutely fine to take them both together. As a podiatrist, i often treat complicated foot infections in diabetics using this very combination of antibiotics. Just as a note of caution, however, if two different doctors are giving you these medications, it would be prudent to inform each of them what the other one is giving you. Feel better! ...Read more

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I was prescribed Tylenol with a low dose of codeine for my strep throat. Is it safe to take while nursing a 6 month old?

I was prescribed Tylenol with a low dose of codeine for my strep throat. Is it safe to take while nursing a 6 month old?

Codiene: in low doses for you can be a higher dose for the baby who has a higher total body water and larger volume of distribution smaller muscle mass prolongs clinical termination of action so baby will sleep more so try to avoid codien ...Read more

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I am on Alesse for birth control andClindamycin for developing strep throat. After two days of finishing the antibio is safe to have unprotected sex?

I am on Alesse for birth control andClindamycin for developing strep throat. After two days of finishing the antibio is safe to have unprotected sex?

Antibiotics: in general may decrease hormonal contraceptives efficacy, although not proven for clindamycin, and you are already off the antibiotic for two days, which means it is technically out of your system, I'd be cautious for this round, use protection till next cycle, ...Read more

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I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

I was just prescribed Z Pak for reoccurring Strep Throat. Is it safe for me to take an Aleve (naproxen) D while taking the Z Pak?

YES.: Assuming you aren't allergic to Aleve (Naproxen) or similar NSAID medications like Motrin (Iburofen) or aspirin, you can take it with ZPack. You may not need the D part of the Aleve D. It is a nasal decongestant that you might not need and has side effects like jitteriness and sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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My husband just left the er, was told he has strep throat. What can I do to keep my daughter and i safe? Spray lysol, wash hands...What else?

My husband just left the er, was told he has strep throat. What can I do to keep my daughter and i safe? Spray lysol, wash hands...What else?

Strep Throat: Wash, wash, wash.Really the onus is on your husband.He needs to cover his mouth/nose if coughing or sneezing and refrain from kissing until he's had a few doses of antibiotics.Do not share cups or eating utensils.Your husband should discard his toothbrush and get a new one.Keep in mind that you've been exposed so if you develop symptoms seek medical care early to prevent further spread. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe to give antihistamine.I prefer Laratidine syrup as it is once a day and not or Cetrizin as these are over the counter and have to be given only once a day,Loratidine is non sedating and Cetrizine may be slightly sedating as compared to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more