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Had strep throat about 6 weeks ago, took Augmentin twice, now still have a tickle in my throat that is on and off. What is this and how can I stop it.

Had strep throat about 6 weeks ago, took Augmentin twice, now still have a tickle in my throat that is on and off. What is this and how can I stop it.

C Rhino sinusitis?: Sinusitis can occur with strep. Throat! Once the streptococcal infection subsides the sore throat symptoms disappear. If you have Sinusitis the post nasal drip or tickle does not! The causes of Rhino sinusitis besides bacterial are also viral and allergic! So for persistent tickle see your Doctor or ENT and have him also check you for allergies! ...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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I have been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for five days still has cleared up for strep throat is it ok to take sulfameth/trimethoprim if still isn't cleared up?

I have been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for five days still has cleared up for strep throat is it ok to take sulfameth/trimethoprim if still isn't cleared up?

No- discuss w/doctor: You need to complte the entire course of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Often, symptoms get lightly worse when initially taking antibiotics (often called the"antibiotic effect"), symptoms will improve over the course of treatment. It's highly inadvisable to take TMP-SMX since it doesn't work welll against strept. ...Read more

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Can I still take my food supplements like vit. C, E atc. While under medication? I'm taking co-amoxiclav augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now coz I have strep throat.

Can I still take my food supplements like vit. C, E atc. While under medication? I'm taking co-amoxiclav augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now coz I have strep throat.

Should be ok: Taken supplements can be taken with antibiotics. Be cautious with Vit E as it can occasionally lead to a thinning of the blood. Always inform your MD what supplements you are taking before starting any medications. A balanced diet often makes supplements unnecessary.

http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/multivitamin, vitamins. Html ...Read more

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7 yr old just finished augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days for strep throat feels fine no fever but has small yellow patch on tonsil is that normal or still strep?

7 yr old just finished augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days for strep throat feels fine no fever but has small yellow patch on tonsil is that normal or still strep?

Not strep: It may be still repair of the tissue. Of back to his normal self don't worry. If not back to himself even without fever he could also have had mono that is still resolving. A visit back to your dr could tell you that. ...Read more

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7 yr old on day 9 of 10 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat ENT said could still see little strep on tonsils does he need more days to take antibtics no fever?

7 yr old on day 9 of 10 augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat ENT said could still see little strep on tonsils does he need more days to take antibtics no fever?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean about still "seeing" strept. If there is still inflammation, but your child is acting fine and afebrile, just complete the antibiotics and follow up with the doctor after treatment. ...Read more

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My son took augmentin for 10days for a strep throat, he tested +ve after 3 days from finishing augmentin though he has no symptoms. What to do now?

My son took augmentin for 10days for a strep throat, he tested +ve after 3 days from finishing augmentin though he has no symptoms. What to do now?

No worries: Augmentin is always effective against strep, but the test can remain positive quite a while. Since his sore throat has cleared up, the infection probably is cured. There really was no reason to re-test, and no further testing is necessary unless his sore throat returns. ...Read more

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When should I start feeling better after having a rocephen shot and taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat?

When should I start feeling better after having a rocephen shot and taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat?

2-3 days: Strep throat usually responds promptly to appropriate antibiotics with most people experiencing relief within a very short period of time. Don't forget to replace your toothbrush! ...Read more

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Is 1 dose of rocephin enough to tx strep throat. I rcvd a dose this am & feel signif better but was also rxd 10 day po course of augmentin, is it nec?

Is 1 dose of rocephin enough to tx strep throat. I rcvd a dose this am & feel signif better but was also rxd 10 day po course of augmentin, is it nec?

Finish your meds: The rocephin was in/out of your body in a day. This condition requires a sustained level of antibiotics in your tissue long enough to eradicate the germ. The rocephin gave you a head start, but wouldn't do it all. We uses to use a special 1 time wonder made of fast & slow release penicillin that lasted about 2 weeks. At your age it would be 2 buttocks' full. Haven't used it in years. ...Read more

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How big risk is c-diff for healthy 30 y/o who took 875 augmentin and now on Clindamycin 300 for strep throat? Started Culturelle, should I be worried?

How big risk is c-diff for healthy 30 y/o who took 875 augmentin and now on Clindamycin 300 for strep throat? Started Culturelle, should I be worried?

C. Difficile: Studies show Clostridium difficile enterocolitis accounts for only 10-20% of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Usually antibiotic associated diarrhea is benign and self limited and c. Diff is usually a nosocomial disease seen in hospital inpatients. Risk lasts a month after you stop taking antibiotics so continue saccharomyces or lactobacillus for 30 days. Don't worry you'll be okay. Stay calm. ...Read more

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Child can't rid of strep throat was on amoxil then augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and off fir a couple days and throat hurting again? Will be 3 time in 6wks what to do?

Child can't rid of strep throat was on amoxil then augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and off fir a couple days and throat hurting again? Will be 3 time in 6wks what to do?

Need culture: Group a strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to pcn. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If child not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono (caused by ebv virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test). ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

? group B not A?: Group B strep is not a throat pathogen. It occasionally causes UTI's in women or sepsis in newborns but is not a throat pathogen. Some kids/adults carry strep A year round & would never be clear. If the docs have assessed the kid & feel surgery is okay, they know more than your limited post can provide. If they consider it safe, I have no reason to object to that idea. ...Read more

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I hv a sore throat for 3 wks now, 2 wks ago I went to see the doc and she told is strep throat. I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1g for 7days, no improv.?

I hv a sore throat for 3 wks now, 2 wks ago I went to see the doc and she told is strep throat. I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 1g for 7days, no improv.?

Sore throat: Sore throat can have many reasons. It could be viral infection like Mono. So, if you have fatigue, low grade fever, headaches, . you could have Mono. If you have drainage, you could have Allergies and need allergy medication. ...Read more

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Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?

Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?

Call your doctor: It is not good to miss doses of your antibiotic when treating strep throat. You risk getting rheumatic heart disease. You must take all 10 days and may have to start again, ask your doctor about it. And an antibiotic can cause irregular periods. If irregularity persists through your next cycle or two, see your doc about this, too. ...Read more

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Can I continue my testosterone cypionate injection 1cc, and my anti estrogen (anastrazole) while on augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone for strep throat?

Can I continue my testosterone cypionate injection 1cc, and my anti estrogen (anastrazole) while on augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone for strep throat?

Confusing....: Not knowing your age, medical hx.............Prednisone for strep throat is odd. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is the antibiotic which works with your immune system to get rid of strep. Prednisone supresses your immune system. If you had tested strep throat, just amoxicillin would have been enough........ ...Read more

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I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125 MG and the guy I am seeing was just diagnosed with strep throat. Can I catch strep from him?

I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125 MG and the guy I am seeing was just diagnosed with strep throat. Can I catch strep from him?

Strep transmission: Strep is very easily passed from one person to the next - especially if they might be involved in kissing, sharing drinks/cigarettes etc. Funny thing is, you're on the right treatment for Strep - so as long as you're on it, you're actually protected because any germs passed from him would be 'killed' because you're on targeted antibiotics for that. Would use common sense though so u both recover. ...Read more

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30 y/o son has strep for 3 wks. Was on 500 mg augmentin for 8 days now 875 augmentin, so far this will be day 4, but his throat still not right. No fever?

ENT: Time to see ENT consult. Pantoprazole interacts and lowers Augmentin absorption take protonix a few hours after. I would reexamine switch to Clindamycin. General rule no improvement after 3 days return to MD. If spikes fevers IV medication and possible I+D if tonsillitis w/abscess. Really have to see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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20 y/o male diagnosed with strep throat on Friday, given Augmentin; still having fever of 103 on Monday, antibiotic changed to Duracef, pus worse tod?

Needs re-evaluation: Suggest go to ENT, and possible MRI or CT of Neck area to check for pus pockets or deep soft tissue neck infections!
Augmentin treats most streptococcal and anaerobic streptococcal infections! The persistently high fever can also point to occult abscess or puss in the soft tissues or fascia of the neck!
Best Have the Otolaryngologist check him son! ...Read more

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10 days of augmentin cured my son's low grade fever and throat pain but his rapid strep test is still +ve, my son has no symptoms, what do u recommend?

10 days of augmentin cured my son's low grade fever and throat pain but his rapid strep test is still +ve, my son has no symptoms, what do u recommend?

Explanation: Unfortunately it happens and called strep carrier. Difficult to rid of this especially in winter time. What really helpful is : gargle the mouth with hypertonic saline: 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of water Or camomile tea, ocean beach for vacation. And radical treatment is removing of tonsils. ...Read more

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I had my tonsils removed in 2012. Recently I was diagnosed with pharyngitis, completed a course of antiobiotics Augmentin. I still have a painful throat, Help!

I had my tonsils removed in 2012. Recently I was diagnosed with pharyngitis, completed a course of antiobiotics Augmentin. I still have a painful throat, Help!

Re-eval.: You need to be evaluated again. There’s substantial resistance to the penicillins (like Augmentin) in the bacteria out there. You may need a different antibiotic. Or this could just be residual symptoms that can be treated conservatively. ...Read more

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7 yr old with pandas, tried augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and now 2 weeks later tested pos again for strep eventhough throat looks clear, which antibiotic should he use?

7 yr old with pandas, tried augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and now 2 weeks later tested pos again for strep eventhough throat looks clear, which antibiotic should he use?

Clindamicin: Dr cordero covers several. But clindamicin almost always works. And cephalosporins are currently more effective than erythromicins. ...Read more

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She had amoxicilin, cefdinir, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).Then rapid strep positive but throat culture negative. Symptoms are not clearcut. Should we continue clindamycin?

She had amoxicilin, cefdinir, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).Then rapid strep positive but throat culture negative. Symptoms are not clearcut. Should we continue clindamycin?

Questionable?: The fact that the culture, which is the gold standard for diagnosis of strep throat, is negative, tells me the infection is resolved, at least most of it. I cannot instruct you to stop the antibiotic since there are many details I would need to know. However, the fact that there are still symptoms after 4 antibiotics makes me question if this is really strep infection. Follow up with her doctor. ...Read more

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Strep test was negative but lung x-ray showed bronchitis. Is that what's causing my throat to be sore with white spots? Dr prescribed augmentin

Maybe: If the spots were there before the augmentin, then very likely. If they appeared after starting the antibiotic, it may be oral thrush. If you are prone to vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics, then thrush is even more likely. If your throat does not get better by the time you finish the augmentin, I would recommend you go back to see your Dr. ...Read more

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Strep 3 weeks ago, took 10 days of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) n pain left. Days later sore throat came back, n clears with moist throat. Tonsils swollen veiny, Recovery?

Strep 3 weeks ago, took 10 days of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) n pain left. Days later sore throat came back, n clears with moist throat. Tonsils swollen veiny, Recovery?

Maybe strep mono flu: Nose and throat symptoms can be from flu/cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu causes fever. The doctor can test again for strep. Strep can recur. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and B, so if the problem is influenza, doctors can consider treating with Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Mono is caused by the EBV virus, and can be tested for. ...Read more

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