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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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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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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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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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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 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?

No: If you truly have strep throat the earlier you get treated the lesser the chance of complications. However strep throat in adults is rare. If you have runny nose and / or productive cough, that ain't strep. ...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

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