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Doctor insights on: Strep Throat Amoxicillin Dosing For Children

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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)?

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

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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How many mg of amoxicillin per dose for a 4 year old for strep throat?

Depends: The doseis generally dependent on weight at this age but typically it would be between 125-250 mg three or four times daily. ...Read more

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What would be the dosage of amoxicillin for a five month old who weighs 14 pounds and has strep throat?

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

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Is it normal to bleed from the throat if you have strep throat? I started taking Amoxicillin since yesterday.

Yes: These questions are difficult to answer because the answer depends on amount of blood, your severity of pain and response of symptoms to the Amoxil (amoxicillin) whether to investigate and how urgently to investigate further. ...Read more

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Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin.. He weighs 25lbs.. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day.. Too much?

Son was diagnosed with strep throat. Hive amoxicillin.. He weighs 25lbs.. And I have to give him 500mg twice a day.. Too much?

Yes, it is: It is not prudent to treat your own son unless you are a physician. If you have the results that are positive for strep, at least call or visit your pediatrician . Good luck. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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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?

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?

Could be your sinus: chronic sinuses infection can cause such, and few days of antibiotics won't clear it, please see your doctor again, might prescribe you more, a different antibiotic, or whatever deems necessary up to her/his judgement ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...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