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Is it ok to get the strep throat shot treatment while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to get the strep throat shot treatment while breastfeeding?

Yes: If you have Strep throat, you need treatment. The usual antibiotic treatments are safe with breast feeding. Talk to your doctor. ...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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How long before the strep throat antibiotic shot is recieved will I feel better?

How long before the strep throat antibiotic shot is recieved will I feel better?

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

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Strep throat - what is better, shot or pills?

Strep throat - what is better, shot or pills?

Most people take: Pills. My family requests shots due to compliance issues. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy. This would include the shot. After that time, spread is much less likely except with intimate contact. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Antibiotics alcohol: Although alcohol does not reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics it can delay how quickly you recover from an illness. It's a good idea to recover from your illness before using alcohol. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Can a shot of pencillin be used to treat strep throat?

Depends/works: For the average adult, the amount needed would require a load into both rear ends at the same session. There is too much volume to put in an arm shot or one bottom. Though this was once a preferred method (docs) to assure completion of treatment, it is not as common now as it used to be. ...Read more

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Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

Could strep throat get worse after having a. Penicillin shot?

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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How long can strep throat last after taking a shot in the thigh?

A shot of what?: It is unusual to treat a strep throat with a shot in the thigh. Usually this problem is treated with an appropriate oral antibiotic. We do not know the dose of the antibiotic nor do we know the antibiotic used. Therefore it is really impossible to answer your question. If the correct antibiotic is used systemically and the concentration is correct the symptoms should disappear within 4 days. ...Read more

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Can a shot of ampicillin or pills best clear up strep throat?

Can a shot of ampicillin or pills best clear up strep throat?

TO shoot or not?: First, you don't want a shot of Ampicillin - you would want a shot of penicillin, because there is a long acting form of that which will treat your strep throat. There is no long acting ampicillin. Then, it depends on each individual - if you are good about remembering to take your oral medicine and take them all, then pills work fine. If not, or you are vomiting, then the shot's the way to go. ...Read more

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Steroid shot given for strep throat how long does it stay in body?

Some times: To decrease the swelling in the throat and could for few days. ...Read more

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Is it bad to mix Steroid shots and NyQuil while having strep throat?

Is it bad to mix Steroid shots and NyQuil while having strep throat?

Strep throat: I would not recommend having steroid shots while you have strep throat. It could cause a worsening of your infection ...Read more

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It could be possible that a shot of ampicillin clear up strep throat?

No: A shot of Ampicillin will be excreted in 6 hours. You need to take penicillins for 10 days to eradicate group a streptococcus and prevent rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?

Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will a doctor. Give you a shot if I have a strep throat in my buttox?

Will a doctor. Give you a shot if I have a strep throat in my buttox?

Yes. Very common: This option is quite common as a way to quick and effective way if treating a relatively common bacterial throat infection. Docket must confirm infection with a rapid strep test or throat culture. Getting a penicillin shot "in the buttock" will not work for a viral infection. ...Read more

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Will cough worsen after getting a Rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot for strep throat? When should I see improvement in my symptoms?

Will cough worsen after getting a Rocephin (ceftriaxone) shot for strep throat? When should I see improvement in my symptoms?

See answer: Cough usually is not a symptom of strep throat. And if it is, it shd not get worse with use of Rocephin (ceftriaxone). However antibiotics may take time to start working. Symptoms may get worse before antibiotics start working. Even tho strep is being suspected it may still be a viral infection. Best wld be to wait a while (2-3 days) and if still getting worse have urself re evaluated. ...Read more

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My 5 y.O. Got a penicillin shot 24 hrs ago to treat her strep throat, however she still has a fever of 104 which I'm giving her motrin for, is this norm?

My 5 y.O. Got a penicillin shot 24 hrs ago to treat her strep throat, however she still has a fever of 104 which I'm giving her motrin for, is this norm?

Yes: You are playing catchup with the infection and it may take 24-48 hours for enough germs to be killed off for the temperature to start heading down. True strep is universally killed by the penicillin's. Any fever lasting more than 48 hrs may represent a co-infection with something like mono. ...Read more

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How long after the penicillin shot for strep throat should I wait to go out? I got the initial shot on friday and went and got an additional steroid shot at the ER last night and I feel a lot better

How long after the penicillin shot for strep throat should I wait to go out? I got the initial shot on friday and went and got an additional steroid shot at the ER last night and I feel a lot better

Once: Once you have been on antibiotics for strep for 24 hours, you are no longer contagious. However, steroids can make you feel better even when you are still sick by dampening down your immune response, so take it easy! ...Read more

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I just was diagnosed with strep throat monday an was given a penicillin shot so now my voice is back but now my chest feels tight an I'm coughing y?

I just was diagnosed with strep throat monday an was given a penicillin shot so now my voice is back but now my chest feels tight an I'm coughing y?

Maybe not strep: Strep infections rarely trigger cold like symptoms - cough or runny nose. You may have had a viral infection instead of or with the strep. The penicillin shot (if long acting from) will cure the strep. The virus will be cured by the body. ...Read more

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I had strep throat 10 days ago. Went to doc was given a penicillin shot think bicillin felt better 2 days later but still have small pus on tonsils? ?

I had strep throat 10 days ago. Went to doc was given a penicillin shot think bicillin felt better 2 days later but still have small pus on tonsils? ?

Strep throat: Even though you have been treated the pus is signed of dead cells and as long as the rest of the symptoms are resolving or completely resolved does not mean the infection is not better. I would wait a couple of days and if every other symptoms is resolved this should go away soon. If the symptoms are the same or worse you might need an alternative antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection. ...Read more

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When should I start feeling better after having a rocephen shot and taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat?

When should I start feeling better after having a rocephen shot and taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat?

2-3 days: Strep throat usually responds promptly to appropriate antibiotics with most people experiencing relief within a very short period of time. Don't forget to replace your toothbrush! ...Read more

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What is strep throat?

Specific infection: A strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat (pharynx), tonsils or both caused by the bacteria group a streptococcus. Unfortunately common usage has deteriorated to mean sore throat in general. This is inaccurate. Many more viruses cause sore throats than streptococcal bacteria. Fever & sore throat for more than 2 days without cold symptoms suggests possible strep. A culture is best dx. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more