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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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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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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

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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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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Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Can I drink alcohol even though I have strep throat and am taking 500m amoxicillin?

Not recommended: There is a common myth that alcohol mixed with antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin, causes interactions. Because of the strep throat (healing delay) alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol will only make your throat more dry and painful. Drink a lot of water. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doctor if you can't easily open your mouth or turn your neck
Once
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Can i drink alcohol while taking suprax for strep throat?

Can i drink alcohol while taking suprax for strep throat?

Yes: It does not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more

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Can you drink while on cefadroxil (antibiotics) for strep throat?

Can you drink while on cefadroxil (antibiotics) for strep throat?

Theoretically no: Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits white blood cells which act like pacman from locating and eating bacteria. How much this may inhibit the eradication of strep from the throat with antibiotics is not well studied. My practical side says to go ahead as long as it is not to excess. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once

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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