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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

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


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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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My 78 lb daughter was prescribed 5ml of amoxicillin (400mg/5ml) for Strep Throat. Is this the correct dosage?

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

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

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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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.

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 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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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Mgt: It may be local irritation but it is important to finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your PCP. Stay well hydrated and rest during your recovery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more