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What side effects are commonly associated with strep throat?

What side effects are commonly associated with strep throat?

Sxs & complications: Symptoms of sore throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, feeling tired or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney & eventually rheumatic fever. ...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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Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Everyone, I am currently taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my tonsillitis and strep throat. Are there any side effects to this medicine?

Few side effects: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is usually well tolerated and the side effects are very few also. As with most antibiotics you could have diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting and a rash. Hive like rashes should be reported to your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Just began taking cefdinir for strep throat. My doctor is anyway. Are there any side effects to this medication?

Just began taking cefdinir for strep throat. My doctor is anyway. Are there any side effects to this medication?

Few: Usually there are few if any side efeects. You can get diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting, headache or rash. Pretty safe antibiotic. ...Read more

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Strep throat. When I hold my head to side I can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Strep throat. When I hold my head to side I can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Likely a lymph node: The lymph nodes are part of your body defense system that helps clean up body serum contaminated by infections. There are many located throughout the head and neck & a strep throat will generally trigger swelling in those at the junction of your neck and jaw on one or both sides. ...Read more

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I have a lump on right side of my throat about size of a quarter. Was told it was from strep throat but that's been gone for a month & the lump is not?

Lymph node: During a throat infection, lymph nodes in the neck become swollen and tender. After the infection the tenderness disappears and the swollen nodes usually get smaller. A lump in the neck that is enlarging needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have strep throat since month ago with white spots I looked to my throat now it's like one side is good and the other side still have whit spots?

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I have strep throat since month ago with white spots I looked to my throat now it's like one side is good and the other side still have whit spots?

Not always Strep: I recommend you go get strep test or even strep culture again as white spots do not indicate strep. Viral infection can present with white spots also. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

Possibly: There are some people who develop joint problems with strep infections, though usually they are younger than you and the condition occurs long after the infection. However, if this is on both sides and is limiting your activity, you should check with the doctor who diagnosed the infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side-effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

When I take Amoxicillin I have some difficulty breathing. Is this normal, a side-effect or an allergic reaction? I am taking it for Strep Throat.

Med allergy: Difficulty breathing associated with taking a medication likely indicates allergy to the medication. Tightness in the throat suggests a severe reaction. In either case, the medication should be stopped. Severe symptoms require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Strep throat a month ago. Took zpak, feel better, no pain now, still white patches in throat&right side tonsils look weird&struggle w plugged ear. Why?

Strep throat a month ago. Took zpak, feel better, no pain now, still white patches in throat&right side tonsils look weird&struggle w plugged ear. Why?

Tonsils post-infx: It sounds like the infection cleared up ok (azithromycin is not my favorite drug for strep, it works ok), but you have more concern about chronic changes present in your tonsils and that is what is likely affecting your ear as well. If this is a one time thing, i'd give it another 4-8 weeks as long as you're feeling ok. If you have had chronic problems with recurrent tonsil/throat, time to see ent. ...Read more

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My throat was swollen. Doc did a throat culture and it is strep throat c.Left toncel still soreaalong with left side of my tounge and left ear. Normal?

My throat was swollen. Doc did a throat culture and it is strep throat c.Left toncel still soreaalong with left side of my tounge and left ear. Normal?

Yes: Strep infections can infect all the moist tissues in the nose and pharynx (throat). Pain and swelling are cardinal signs of inflammation. The bacterial infection can extend to the eustachian tube that connects the inner ear to the back of the throat--swelling closes the tube and causes earache. See your doc for antibiotics. Use: neilmed sinus rinse, salt water gargle and Ibuprofen 600 mg 4 x a day. ...Read more

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Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.

Just finished a z pack for strep throat. The white spots are gone from my tonsils but a painful yellowish area remains on the side of my throat.

Needs evaluation: Usually tonsillitis and ear infections "feel better" within 2-3 days and viruses typically don't last more than 10 days. You should return to the doctors office. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

Infection: Infection may be entering the spaces between layers of tissues. Your physician should have you on an antibiotic regimen. If you have not seen your GP yet, call immediately or go to Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?

Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?

Drug allergy?: Presumably you were treated with an antibiotic. Sounds like you're having an allergic reaction to it. It's also probable your apparent strep throat is really a viral infection with rash. Contact the doctor treating you; most likely s/he will recommend you stop treatment and prescribe a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Daughter has strep throat and ear infections. Today noticed what looks like a bruise across the bridge of her nose and 2 hard lumps either side of it?

Daughter has strep throat and ear infections. Today noticed what looks like a bruise across the bridge of her nose and 2 hard lumps either side of it?

Some details: Where are the lumps? Are you talking about on her neck or on the sides of her nose? Are the lumps painful? Does she have confirmed strep or just a sore throat. Add an image if you can because that can help narrow down the possible causes. ...Read more

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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...Read more

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I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?

I've been given penicillin to treat my strep throat. How long will it take before I can start to experience recovery effects?

3 days: A person taking penicillin for strep throat should feel better in 2-3 days. If he is worse on day 3, or just not better by day 4, he should talk with his primary care doctor to verify the name and proper dose of his antibiotic, and to discuss his symptoms. Re-evaluation and treatment with a different medication may be needed. ...Read more

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

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How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts. Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you avoid strep throat?

How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best, followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance. ...Read more

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How can I cure a strep throat?

How can I cure a strep throat?

Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>. ...Read more

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What to do about strep throat?

What to do about strep throat?

Maybe: 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 only way to know if you had strep was to test it. If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them. ...Read more

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How do you catch strep throat?

How do you catch strep throat?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr. Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read more

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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic strep throat?

No: Most streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus) pharyngitis will resolve in 7 days even without treatment. Unfortunately there is then the risk of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. An asymptomatic streptococcal carrier state is not uncommon in children and young adults especially in close quarters like barracks. Relapses of strep pharyngitis rather than chronic infection are common. ...Read more

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Is there coughing with strep throat?

Is there coughing with strep throat?

Usually not: Sore throat associated with significant coughing, runny nose, or red eye suggests viral cause. ...Read more

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How can a person catch strep throat?

Transmission: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes which can be spread by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. You can pick up the bacteria from a surface and infect yourself by touching your mouth, eyes or nose. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain from strep throat?

How can I treat pain from strep throat?

Strep throat: Strep throat is caused by a bacteria. The best treatment is antibiotics. Other things that can soothe your throat are warm salt water gargles, numbing throat sprays, hydration, and rest. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more