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Strep Throat Shot
Antibiotics: It won't be immediate, but usually within 1-2 days, you should start to feel some improvement. If you don't, you should be seen by your provider. In this case, your infection could possibly resistant to the antibiotics and you would need to be given another one. ...Read more
I have a 2 year old and the Dr. Diagnost her with strep throat they gave her shot Tuesday how long does strep throat last. She still has pain?
Not unusual: I would run it by the doc that saw her Tuesday, because there are rare things that could be complicating her strep throat, like an abscess, but it is not all that unusual to feel crappy for 5-7 days if had a bad case of it. It is natures way of letting you know it is still fighting the infection and you need rest and nutrition. If still running a fever, definitely give doc a call back! ...Read more
I tested positive for strep throat, was given a shot of penicilin, and after a day my symptoms feel like they have gotten worse, is this normal?
Possibly: Once an infection by strep has established itself it will take some time for the antibiotic to catch up /kill enough germs to stop the continued swelling and discomfort and begin the process of repairing tissues. To date, strep is universally killed by penicillin, so if that is your only issue, a little more time will provide improvement. Some cases of mono can be strep + and the sx overlap. ...Read more
I have strep throat, i received a shot of penicillin for it. By Dec 31 it will have been 2 full days since injection. Can i drink on New Years Eve?
My 2 year old Has strep throat, she got a shot on Wednesday morning it's Saturday and she is still not feeling good and shehas blister in her mouth?
It happens: Did they verify the strep with a test ? Was the shot a penicillin based drug? Even if both were done, some kids carry additional throat germs (viruses) as a co-infection and take longer to improve. As long as the kid stays well hydrated and is feeding okay, you can monitor through the weekend. Call the office on Monday if things are not improving. ...Read more
Yes: The symptoms of any throat infection like strep can get worse in spite of initial treatment for a number of reasons. First, you are playing catch up with a germ that had time to get established and will remain irritating until the blood level of med starts to kill it off.You can also be co-infected with a viral germ like mono that is not affected by the abx. ...Read more
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