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Is Refusal To Drink A Symptom Of Strep Throat
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It does not interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. ...Read more
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
No: There will not be any specific problem. ...Read more
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