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Doctor insights on: Is Refusal To Drink A Symptom Of Strep Throat

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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

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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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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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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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 am taking Clindamycin for strep throat. Can I still drink Beachbody Performance Energize? It's all natural. You can find the ingredients on Google.

I am taking Clindamycin for strep throat. Can I still drink Beachbody Performance Energize? It's all natural. You can find the ingredients on Google.

No interactions: I looked at the main ingredients and check interactions with clinda using the MedScape and the U of Maryland interaction checkers and did not find any. It seems ok to use together. A word of caution, though. These supplements lack rigorous scientific data and there is not substantial evidence of their effectiveness or safety. I would not call these products "natural". Be safe. Hydrate! ...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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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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Can i drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Can i drink alcohol after penicillin injection for strep throat?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep throat. 3 doses of keflex. Pain wakes me from sleep and it's severe. I am having severe pain swallowing any food/drink and saliva?

Diagnosed with strep throat. 3 doses of keflex. Pain wakes me from sleep and it's severe. I am having severe pain swallowing any food/drink and saliva?

It happens: It is too early to say the meds are not working. If this is truly strep and not mono you will improve soon.Comfort measures with gargling, throat lozenges, chilled fluids can help.Ibuprofen for pain is helpful. Mono would just take longer to get better.You can have both at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more