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Dr. Randy Stevens
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Is it okay to be drinking alchol with strep throat?

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

Dr. David Lipkin
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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?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have strep throat. Everything i drink makes it worse. Is something wrong with me?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause strep throat?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can drinking a lot of alcohol cause strep throat?

Not directly: The alcohol exposure will not cause strep throat.What you do during the period of alcohol intake might. ...Read more

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Drinking cold beer gives strep throat?

Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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.?

Dr. James Ferguson
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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.?

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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Dr. Julan Crane
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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?

Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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I am finding my voice is scratchy, always dry no matter how much i drink, and it hurts to eat and drink anything. Is this strep throat?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I am finding my voice is scratchy, always dry no matter how much i drink, and it hurts to eat and drink anything. Is this strep throat?

Could be: Especially if you have fever. Only ways to know for sure is examination or culture. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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