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Can an allergic reaction happen with medications for strep throat?

Can an allergic reaction happen with medications for strep throat?

Yes: You can develop an allergic reaction to most antibiotic preparations. Strep throat can also generate hives or a rosey colored flat sandpapery rash as part of the illness. ...Read more

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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What medications are recommended for strep throat?

What medications are recommended 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 more

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Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

Is there another medication to take for strep throat bacteria?

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 (ciprofloxacin) 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

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If my sore throat is gone with out medication do I still have strep throat?

If my sore throat is gone with out medication  do I still have strep throat?

Strep throat: The symptoms of this illness can vanish without having eradicated the organism from your throat. The major point of treating strep infection is not to treat symptoms, but rather to prevent post-streptococcal complications (acute rheumatic fever). ...Read more

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How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

How to get rid of strep throat without medication?

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

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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?

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?

May be another germ: Old saying "if treatment is not working the diagnosis may be wrong" is true for this case. Even if you had a positive strep test, you could have mono to begin with at the same time. If so, symptoms could linger for weeks. ...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