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Doctor insights on: Omnicef For Strep Throat

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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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How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?

How long does it take for omnicef (cefdinir) to relieve the pain of strep throat. I have taken 2 days worth and am still in extreme pain?

Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems possible you may have something else besides strep. Mononucleosis is a strong candidate if you are really tired and still sick. I would go back to the doctor and ask to check for other infections. ...Read more

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Is cefdinir an ok antibiotic for strep throat?

It will work well: This is like taking an elephant gun to kill a squirrel, but i've done it before and will do it again.Strep is killed off by this med and if the patient in unable to take penicillin or amoxicillin, it is a better back up med than many others. ...Read more

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Will cefdinir treat strep throat as well as penicillin or amoxicillin?

Will cefdinir treat strep throat as well as penicillin or amoxicillin?

Strep: Nothing is better than penicillin for strep pharyngitis. Is that simple. 2 penicillins: injection is the best (bicillin la), or oral pen vk is good as well. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has strep throat its been a week still sick the doctor gave her cefdinir its not working do you think they should gave amoxicillin.

Should be Better: There are some kids who have a viral infection and strep in their system at the same time.The virus may not respond to the antibiotic. On rare occasions Cefdinir may not work.But before changing medication, you see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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Cefdinir (Definition)

Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more