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Medication For Strep Throat
Good old penicillin: Despite being the oldest antibiotic around, it is still the #1 recommended treatment for strepthroat. If you are allergic to penicillin, you maybe given azithromycin, Clindamycin etc.. Add some salt-water gargles, motrin/tylenol, sorethroat spray for comfort. No kissing/smooching for a few days! good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strep antibiotics: Another medication - are you taking one right now? The antibiotic of choice for strep throat is Penicillin VK (most potent and cheapest) and its derivatives. If allergic to it, other choices are the Erythromycin group, Cipro group, cephalosporin group. The last group should be taken with caution as there could be an associated cross-allergy in 10% of people. ...Read more
If I got the same medication for chlamydia and strep throat do I still take both doses or will one cancel out the other?
Take both: Probably this means you were prescribed azithromycin for both infections: 1 gram single dose for chlamydia, and a Z-pak (500 mg, then 250 mg daily for 4 days) for strep. You should have told both doctors about the other treatment! My recommendation would be to take the 1 g dose for chlamydia, then 250 mg daily for 4 days to complete treatment for strep throat. ...Read more
Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep & it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, chorea, put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up heart valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life.Treat it. ...Read more
I have been sick with what started as strep throat about a month ago and was treated with pencilllin about 3 weeks and it made no difference yesterday i went to the doctor again because i feel even worse and he gave me another medication however today i h
Your question?: Please resubmit your question, unfortunately you never got to the point of stating it. ...Read more
Just began taking cefdinir for strep throat. My doctor is anyway. Are there any side effects to this medication?
My doctor diagnose me with strep throat gave me antibiotic but my thorat still aches and i finish all my medication now what should I do?
I was diagnosed with strep throat about two weeks ago, and i took the amount of medication prescribed, but i still have a sore throat. What do I have?
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