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I finished a round of antibiotics ( amoxicillin) for strep throat and although the strep symptoms are gone, I am so fatigued.?

I finished a round of antibiotics ( amoxicillin) for strep throat and although the strep symptoms are gone, I am so fatigued.?

Immune system helps: The antibiotics kill many of the bacteria and prevent a secondary infection of rheumatic heart disease. Your body's immune system does the remainder of the work and can leave you needing rest and recovery time. ...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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I have swollen tonsils and strep throat i vomited 3xs already & barely started my antibiotics. Is that one of the symptoms of having strep throat?

I have swollen tonsils and strep throat i vomited 3xs already & barely started my antibiotics. Is that one of the symptoms of having strep throat?

Yes: Abdominal pain & nausea are commonly seen in strep pharyngitis. Vomiting is a natural endpoint to the nausea but should be transient if you get started with treatment. Try to keep hydrated by drinking small amounts on a frequent basis. ...Read more

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My wife has just finished 2 rounds of antibiotics (ZPACK AND Cedfinir) Sore throat back again along with ear pain persist. ?

My wife has just finished 2 rounds of antibiotics (ZPACK AND Cedfinir)  Sore throat back again along with ear pain persist. ?

Recheck with DR: Perhaps this is now viral in nature, and further antibiotics will not help. The only way to determine this is to have an exam. See your DR. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with strep throat. I subsequently completed a round of z-pack antibiotics. I still have the congestion and a cough which I?

I was recently diagnosed with strep throat.  I subsequently completed a round of z-pack antibiotics.  I still have the congestion and a cough which I?

Viral URI?: How was strep throat confirmed? Over 90% of throat infections are viral, which do not respond to antibiotics. Strep is less common at your age and with presence of a cough. Even with confirmed strep it is possible to have other symptoms linger. A Z-pack is also not the antibiotic of choice, and should only be used in patients with penicillin allergy. Try an OTC cough medicine and decongestant, ...Read more

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I have had sinus pain and pressure for 3-4 weeks, taken a round of doxycycline and still pain. No cold symptoms or mucous in my nose. Now what?

I have had sinus pain and pressure for 3-4 weeks, taken a round of doxycycline and still pain. No cold symptoms or mucous in my nose. Now what?

Stronger antibiotic: Doxycycline may not be the best antibiotic for you and it may require one like avellox or Levaquin (levofloxacin) to clear the infection. Warm applications, steam inhalations and nasal irrigations may promote nasal drainage to relieve the pressure. A ct scan of the paranasal sinuses is often done in stubborn cases. Discuss these suggestions with your physician or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I have staphylococcus aureus in my larynx and i've had it for 9 months now and i've had lots of different antibiotics and i still have the infection.

I have staphylococcus aureus in my larynx and i've had it for 9 months now and i've had lots of different antibiotics and i still have the infection.

Colonization?: Sometimes people can be carriers of bacteria like staph without themselves having any symptoms. This is common in the nasal cavities where an ointment can be used. Not too sure about the larynx though. ...Read more

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I have been taking zpac for strep for 3 days, sore throat is gone but still feel sensitive and swelling in neck and jaw?

I have been taking zpac for strep for 3 days, sore throat is gone but still feel sensitive and swelling in neck and jaw?

Sounds OK: It sounds like the drug is working faster than usual. It typically takes a week or more for strep throat symptoms to clear up with antibiotics. Your remaining symptoms probably will continue to improve over the next few days. ...Read more

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I am having the second round of antibiotics for strep after 6 days of the second round i started this sharp ear pain and blocked ear! can the ear infe?

Sore ear: You probably have some inflammation in the nose that can be helped with a nasal steroid and ear popping. Grab you nose and blow hard. This should open those tubes to equilibrate the pressure. You will get immediate relief. If the ears are blocked the steroid will help with the pressure. Irrigate the nose with saline (1 tsp salt to one quart of water) before you place the steroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?

Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow.  Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side.  Wait or back to doc?

Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, i would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My child is currently on antibiotics for strep throat. And now, my throat hurts and there is a pain in my ear. Do I have strep?

My child is currently on antibiotics for strep throat. And now, my throat hurts and there is a pain in my ear.  Do I have strep?

Possibly: 46 year old with sore throat and ear pain, child with diagnosed strep. It is very possible that you have strep as well, since strep is contagious and spreads with shared utensils, glasses, toothbrushes, kisses, etc. Only way to know for sure is to see a health care provider, you need a swab of your throat for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Im on14 days of Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection my son has strep throat and mineis Sore I have 4 days left could I still get strep while on antibiotics?

Im on14 days of Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection my son has strep throat and mineis Sore I have 4 days left could I still get strep while on antibiotics?

Yes you can: levaquin (levofloxacin) wouldn't be a good antibiotic for strep throat infection, if you really have one, if your son does have strep throat by testing then you might have acquired the infection as well, please check with your doctor, as you might need another antibiotic Rx if it proves to be a bacterial throat infection not just viral, good luck ...Read more

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I have yellow beans on the swollen tonsils and pain for two months with my mouth and throat pain and My throat is always red-hot?

I have yellow  beans on the swollen tonsils and pain for two months with my mouth and throat pain and My throat is always red-hot?

Chr Tonsillitis....: Change your tooth brush, Take a course of antibiotic, warm slt water gargle for few days, rinse your mouth clean after each meal, make habit of brushing at bed after dinner. ...Read more

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A cold for a week with few small pus spot on tonsils but no pain.Dr gave Omnicef (cefdinir). 2 days in and my throat hurts and back of tongue feels so strange.Y?

A cold for a week with few small pus spot on tonsils but no pain.Dr gave Omnicef (cefdinir). 2 days in and my throat hurts and back of tongue feels so strange.Y?

Sore throat: hello ~ Omnicef (cefdinir) is a powerful drug/antibiotic to give if there is no positive strep culture because this is probably viral in origin. However now, you have successfully knocked out all the normal bacteria in the throat and have a sore throat from the resulting fungal overgrowth. You need to take an oral anti fungal for 3 -5 days. If you have a vaginal troche for vaginal thrush just suck one a day ...Read more

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Must i finish all my antibiotic therapy even if my symptoms of strep throat have dissapeared?

Must i finish all my antibiotic therapy even if my symptoms of strep throat have dissapeared?

You should: Many time the symptoms would improve if you took meds or not, but the germ would still be there, spreading around to your friends/family.It could also trigger secondary changes in your body to set you up for kidney,heart and brain changes. ...Read more

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Can you have strep throat and not get a fever? I have blisters on the back of throat and my body aches. It started Sunday morning, but no fever yet.

Can you have strep throat and not get a fever? I have blisters on the back of throat and my body aches. It started Sunday morning, but no fever yet.

You can get strep: without a fever, however this doesn't sound like strep, which doesn't usually have blisters. This sounds like it could be Coxsackie virus, which is treated symptomatically, not with antibiotics. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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