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Is Pharyngitis The Same As Strep Throat
I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.
Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more
I saw a doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with pharyngitis. Still waiting for strep throat culture to come back. Pain is worst. Can hardly swallow.?
Can be other things.: Strep is not the only cause of pharyngitis. Herpes simplex, chlamydia, ebv, corynebacterium diptheriae, and many others can also cause it. That is one reason why the strep check swab is done, as well as a strep culture. Your doctor should be able to do this/should have done this rapid check so you can start treatment if positive. See your doctor soon if it gets worse for empiric treatment. ...Read more
Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?
I had pharyngitis two weeks ago and now im feeling congested and my throat hurts a lot with a little nausea strep was ruled out by the doctor?
You can always: have another bacterial infection that is not Streptococcus. Perhaps you had some antibiotics given two weeks ago? Or if not, then you may need some at this point if there is bacterial suprainfection. You need to see your doctor again for re-examination and proper diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Pharyngitis,for 2 weeks sore throat went away. Pain on both sides by tonsils keeps coming back, strep test negative for bacteria. Help please ?
Can levofloxin be used to treat a strep throat infection? Are there better choices? I am allergic to penicillin and tetracylinces.
Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I've recently had a nasty strep throat infection. I've been taking phenoxymethylpenicillian and now I have a stomache ache that would kill a dog.?
Likely a virus: Up to 2/3 of throat infections are due to viral illnesses & will eventually heal without antibiotics.Use of throat lossenges & sprays help.An effort to should be made to maintain proper fluid intake in spite of discomfort as it will shorten the illness in most cases. ...Read more
I have pharyngitis but i m a bit more good although my throat still hurts can I go to the pool with friends ? And be exposed to sun ... ?
What could be the symptoms of pharyngitis in which the throat culture is negative for streptococcus?
Diagnosed at primecare with presumed pharyngitis. Took full zpak, but both sides of throat are still swollen. What's the next step I should take?
I have no voice a huge knot on the right side of my neck and I have excruciating pain in throat. I was diagnosed with pharyngitis how can I get relief?
Pharyngitis: If a doctor made a diagnosis then that doctor also prescribed you a treatment based on that diagnosis. Since you have provided no information, not even your age let alone your medical history no response can be provided. Are you 7 or 77? If there is no thoughtful question posted with necessary information, no informative response can be expected. ...Read more
The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help. Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph.
Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma. ...Read more
When you have pharyngitis is it normal to feel like you have some stuck in your throat? Had steroid shot yesterday an it went away but came back tonig
Often: It takes a few days for that persistent scratchiness to go away as your throat heals, gargle with saline, that soothes the throat and can help until all is better... ...Read more