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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
My 78 lb daughter was prescribed 5ml of amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for Strep Throat. Is this the correct dosage?
? low dose if once: a day, if twice a day that should be fine, depends on whether it is an immediate vs the extended release form, you want to talk to your doctor / pharmacist for confirmation, best wishes ...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?
Is it possible for me to transmit strep throat to my boyfriend after being on amoxicillin for 48 hours? We kissed and I gave him oral.
Generally, you're: considered no longer contagious after 24 hours on the right antibiotic. However, it's certainly possible. He should be advised to see a doctor if he gets a sore throat and/or swollen glands, especially if he also has a fever or skin rash. Dr. Anne ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My son tested slightly +ive for strep throat Fri. He has been taking amoxicillin 3xs a day. He is still complaining of headaches. Is this normal?
Slight positive is: positive so he does have strep and is in his third day of treatment. You would expect his symptoms to improve by the fourth or fifth day so he is still in the window for persistent discomfort. He should not, however, be worsening. If he is, return to your doctor. ...Read more
I've been on amoxicillin since Saturday for strep throat, and I've noticed that there are even more pussy patches now than when I started. What's up?
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?
Had strep throat week ago took amoxicillin it went away,it came back bc i only did two day meds. after i dusted at work it back again can it be dust?
Me and my girlfriend got strep throat at the same time, and now it's been 72 hours that we are taking amoxicillin. Can we kiss now or we have to wait?
I'm on amoxicillin for strep throat 2x daily but i forgot to take it today. It won't come back because i forgot one day as long as i start again tom.?
No it will not: It will be alright if you take the rest of the capsules as prescribed and finish the whole course. ...Read more
My 36lb. 3 1/2 year old son was prescribed amoxicillin 400mg/5ml at a dosage of 8 mls. twice a day for strep throat. I am concerned that the dosage is?
Dosage is fine: More than that can be given in other acute infections, although for a strep throat 5-6 ml /dose would suffice given your son's weight, but the extra 2-3 ml wouldn't be harmful, probably your son's doctor suspected an upper respiratory infection as well such as acute sinusitis. You may want to verify it with your doctor if you're concerned, otherwise continue till the follow up visit, good luck ...Read more
My child is 7 years old and he weighs about 53 pounds. He is on his 2nd round of amoxicillin 400 mg/ 5ml for strep throat. He takes 7.5 ml twice a day?
What is the question: There is no actual question here, so I will assume that your are asking if he is receiving the proper dose. For your child's weight and the reason for which the antibiotic is being prescribed, it is the proper dose. It should be given for the total time that it has been prescribed. ...Read more
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