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Is it okay to be drinking alchol with strep throat?

Is it okay to be drinking alchol with strep throat?

No: Do not drink alcohol when you are sick. Strep throat represents an illness that needs antibiotics and rest. You will shorten the duration of illness and spread to less people. Antibiotics and alcohol can have side effects so avoid it if at all possible. ...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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Hi, I have a strep throat. What can I do to release the pain? Also, can I drink cold water or will that make the pain worse?

Hi, I have a strep throat. What can I do to release the pain? Also, can I drink cold water or will that make the pain worse?

See below: A sore throat is likely to be strep if : you have a high fever, pus on the tonsils, tender cervical lymph nodes and no cough. If all 4 present very likely strep. If just 3> possibly strep. If just 1 or 2 >very unlikely to be strep. Strep should be treated with penicillin. If not strep the sore throat is due to a cold virus and antibiotics won't help. Cepacol Extra Strength Throat Lozenges ...Read more

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I get strep throat often. I avoid sharing drink, utensils, ect with people which has helped alot, but still seem to catch it once in a while.?

I get strep throat often. I avoid sharing drink, utensils, ect with people which has helped alot, but still seem to catch it once in a while.?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr.Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read more

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I have strep throat. Everything i drink makes it worse. Is something wrong with me?

I have strep throat. Everything i drink makes it worse. Is something wrong with me?

Strep verification?: Was your strep throat verified by culture?If not, you have to find the cause of your pain. In the meantime try ice cream or popsicles. They are very soothing. ...Read more

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Drinking cold beer gives strep throat?

Drinking cold beer gives strep throat?

No: Drinking cold beer in moderation will not increase your chance of developing strep throat. ...Read more

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I have strep throat, i received a shot of penicillin for it. By Dec 31 it will have been 2 full days since injection. Can i drink on New Years Eve?

I have strep throat, i received a shot of penicillin for it.  By Dec 31 it will have been 2 full days since injection.  Can i drink on New Years Eve?

Antibiotics alcohol: although alcohol does not reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics it can delay how quickly you recover from an illness. It's a good idea to recover from your illness before using alcohol. ...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