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Strep Throat Amoxicillin Dosing For Children
My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe to give antihistamine.I prefer Laratidine syrup as it is once a day and not or Cetrizin as these are over the counter and have to be given only once a day,Loratidine is non sedating and Cetrizine may be slightly sedating as compared to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more
What would be the dosage of amoxicillin for a five month old who weighs 14 pounds and has strep throat?
Antibiotic dose: Your pediatrician will figure that out for you based on how infected they feel your child is the current recommendation is between 40 -80 mg/kg/day. That would be 250-480 mg per day divided into 2 or 3 doses. The infection should be documented with a culture not just a throat swab good luck! if you have questions, see a peds ENT person or an ENT that sees kids. ...Read more
Is it normal to bleed from the throat if you have strep throat? I started taking Amoxicillin since yesterday.
Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin.. He weighs 25lbs.. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day.. Too much?
My daughter weighs 37 lbs and was just prescribed 400mg/5ml amoxicillin for strep throat. Her dose is 5ml twice a day. Is this correct?
Yes: That is about 50 mg/kg so it is the correct dose. ...Read more
How soon after starting Amoxicillin for strep throat should my throat feel better? I've taken one full day and am still in extreme pain!
At least 48 hrs.: Antibiotics are not like aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You cannot expect to get significant relief from symptoms of a bacterial infection (in this case strep pharyngitis) for at least 48 or perhaps even 72 hrs. after beginning the antibiotic. Of course, we are assuming that strep is VERIFIED & not just being given on the basis of a red throat white dots or not which often times turn out a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on amoxicillin 875mg for 5 days for strep throat. My throat feels better, but my cough has not gotten better at all. Should I be concerned?
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