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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 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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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

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