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Sore Throat After Antibiotics
Viral infection?: A sore throat that persists after treatment with antibiotics may be a viral infection (which antibiotics do not treat). It could also mean that the the antibiotic you took did not completely treat a bacterial infection. A recurrent sore throat could also be the sign of something more serious. See your primary care provider for further guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore throat after taking antibiotics. Throat culture came back negative. My tonsils are red/sore. It hurts worse everyday!
Continuous sore throat, even after antibiotics. Sneezing and water down my throat, i've even taken allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec but sore begins again.
Various causes: Most likely causes: post nasal drip from overwhelming allergies and/or chronic sinusitis rx with wrong antibiotic and/or relatively silent reflux. Combination of above is likely. Suggest sinus ct, elevate head of bed (not pillows, but incr hob), GI empty at bedtime, poss. Around the clock very aggressive acid control (antigerd need be done>3mos), more aggress. Antiallrgy tx incl nasal csteroid. ...Read more
Resistance: Infections are either viral or bacterial and need to be properly diagnosed to get treated. Antibiotics are used only for bacterial infections that need them. The overuse of antibiotics can cause resultant resistance in treatment, so it is important to get properly diagnosed before taking meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a chronic sore throat for almost 3 months. I have been on every antibiotic tested for everything. I am healthy. Why am I still hurting?
ENT doc: Need exam to find cause. See ENT doc. ...Read more
My son Lucas has a sore throat and congestion. My husband is just getting it too-has been taking an antibiotic and I think my son needs one too?
I have this sore throat and I've taking over the counter meds. and it still nagging and I think it sinus and I needs some antibiotic ?
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting sore throat and colds this is my 4 th time i got it been to the doctors got antibiotic but come back again it goes for 2 weeks?
Viral vs ....: Post nasal drainage vs acid reflux. Each has a different treatment. If you have a history of allergies start taking an over the counter antihistamine. If you have reflux avoid spicy and acidic foods and consider a stomach acid blocking pill (PPI) or Tums for episodic relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer