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Still Have Sore Throat After Antibiotics
Doctor said I had pharyngitis but after four days of antibotics still have a sore throat and fever?
Diagnosed with strep throat on sunday still not feeling better amoxicillin for 3 days now i have a cough n throat still soar and swollen?
Should be better.: Hello! After 3 days of treatment, you should be getting a little better. It is possible that you have a resistant strain of strep and that you need a different antibiotic. It is also possible that you have something else going on as well - usually strep infections do not cause a cough. I would recommend that you get in to be seen for reevaluation. Good luck and get better! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Started taking penicillin 6 days ago for supposed strep throat but throat is still very swollen and sore. Never had any other symptoms than throat?
Call doc: Strep is usually still sensitive to penicillin, but if strep screen was positive, your doctor may want to change antibiotics to be sure. If no strep screen or culture, you may need to be checked for mononucleosis, another common cause of sore throat and swollen neck lymph nodes. ...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!
Why do I still have yellow mucus, sore throat and productive cough 2 weeks after given amoxicillin for strep throat?
Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem that takes bout 2-3 weeks to get better if you take antibiotics or 13-21 days if you don't. Have others at your work/school had similar problems? Good discussion at Wikipedia for more info. Amox is not drug of choice in US. ...Read more
I still have swollen lymph nodes and slight sore throat after strep treatment. Why? I finished 10 day amoxicillin prescription ~5 days ago.
Had an ear throat infection took antibiotics three weeks ago and still bad cough with sore throat. What could i take?
See a doctor: It is not clear what the cause of your ENT infection was 3 wks ago or if antibiotics were indicated. If you have had sore throat and cough for that duration it may represent allergy or adult pertussis (whooping cough) and in order to determine the cause a visit to a physician is clearly indicated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still have a sore throat after sinusitis been 5 weeks. Congestion is gone but sore throat still present & switching sides. I have post nasal drip too.
Exposed to someone w/ strep throat yesterday AM, developed a sore throat shortly after. Sore throat still present today but very mild. Do I have it?
I had strepbut a week later after finishing my antibiotics my throat still hurts to swallow and still have swollen glands. could it be something else?
Still strep: Assuming you had a positive strep test It could still be strep. You should get retested. ...Read more
Finished antibiotics for double ear infection last monday. Ears are still popping and my throat aches a little when swall/yawn. Still have infection?
Slow healing: Any tissue that has been inflamed or damaged takes time to heal. While the active infection may stop, some amount of time, usually only a few days, but sometimes as long as a week, is necessary before complete healing. If symptoms persist past 10-14 days, you should see a health care professional and be examined. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy 10yrs ago with no strep since. Bad sore throat, swollen glands, bad cough. Could I have strep?
I have had a sore throat for 2 months and had antibiotics and still have a sore throat and little yellow spots ?
See your ENT & GI: Rather than ask for more antibiotics, ask your GP to refer you to ENT (ear nose & throat) and GI (gastroenterologist) for evaluation as there are many reasons to have a sore throat and too often we just jump to unnecessary antibiotics. Ask partner if you've recently started snoring as mouth breathing can lead to dry/sore throat in AM but usually improves as day progresses. ...Read more
Finished antibiotics saturday for strep even though test was negative. still have slight sore throat in the morning, slight cough and some white spots?
Virus or resistance: You may have some residual symptoms from a virus, or if bacteria (whether strep or not) caused your sore throat, it may be resistant to the antibiotic which you took. Antibiotic resistant bacteria is becoming more & more common. Try rest, lots of fluids, salt-water gargles, and taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. If no improvement in 2-3 days, consider another strep test to make sure. ...Read more
If i had strep throat and did not get treated for it, will the sore throat go away and thenbe followed by a fever? Sore throat wasnt bad, had cough.
Consider Ur options: Strep will often improve in a few days without treatment.Untreated strep, regardless of degree can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable.(& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers. There may be alternatives for seeking care than ur out of pocket, so look into it. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctor said I had strep throat but didn't do strep test, been on antibiotics for a week, sore throat gone, but I'm still coughing up mucus with blood?
Had a sore throat for three weeks. Treated with antibiotics. Severely sore. Right tonsil is larger. Negative for strep.
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