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Will Flagyl treat strep?

Will Flagyl treat strep?

NO: Flagyl (metronidazole) is an antibiotic that has activity against a variety of anaerobic bacteria( bacteria that only grow in the absence of oxygen). It has no activity against aerobic streptococcus species and relatively weak activity against anaerobic streptococcus species.

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If someone has had Rheumatic Fever in the past and they get Strep again, do they have a recurrence if they treat Strep within a week or so?

If someone has had Rheumatic Fever in the past and they get Strep again, do they have a recurrence if they treat Strep within a week or so?

Strep: You could develop recurrent rheumatic fever from a strep infection, but prompt treatment is the best way to avoid it. If you have rheumatic heart disease or history of glomerulonephritis, taking permanent penicillin prophylaxis would be recommended although it's not as effective for prevention of glomerulonephritis. A specialist in infectious diseases could answer your question best,however.

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment.

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Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Does ciprofloxacn treat strep throat?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for strep: It'll likely take care of the infection but it's not recommended as first or even second line use. There are reports of increasing resistance of group a strep to fluoroquinolones (cipro). Penicillin is still the first choice and macrolides for people with penicillin allergy (or cephalosporins depending on local resistance).

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Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

YES,: Recurrent / chronic strep pharyngitis, if resistant to Penicillin/Amoxicillin (though rare), or someone is allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is prescribed.

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Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

Doxycycline is it used to treat strep throat ?

It could be.: It is used often for gram positive infections when patients are allergic to penicillin. It is also used for MRSA infections.

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What can I do to treat strep throat?

What can I do to treat strep throat?

Antibiotics: Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Please see your physician for strep test/ culture. If strep +, you will need antibiotic treatment.

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What can I do to treat strep throat within 2 days?

What can I do to treat strep throat within 2 days?

You can't: You can't gt rid of it in 2 days if it is indeed strep throat. Antibiotics help but they still take time. Usually takes 5-7 days on antibiotics.

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Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

Which medicines can be used to treat strep throat?

See below: Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, and higher dose of zithromax are usual choices. One shot of benzathine penicillin is often utilized as well.

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How to self treat strep throat?

How to self treat strep throat?

Self treatment: First you have to have access to culture material to make the diagnosis. Second, you have to have access to antibiotics. Then again, you can use symptomatic care by gargling with any variety of substances, take either Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and hope that you dont develop acute rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or chorea in three to four weeks.

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Does alcohol treat strep throat?

Does alcohol treat strep throat?

No: While a significant dose may make you forget the discomfort, it does not kill off the germ or alter your risk of longer term complications without treatment.

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Could you please help me straighten my confusion. What's the best way to treat strep throat?

Antibiotics.: Antibiotics are essential. Complications from an untreated strep throat may include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet fever, inflammation of the kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever.

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Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Is a zpack enough to treat strep throat?

Yes: Azithromycin (z-pack) is an alternate therapy commonly used for treatment of streptococcal infection for patients with penicillin allergies. This should be enough, but if does not improve in 3-5 days, then see your doctor.

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How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

How can you treat strep throat without antibiotics?

Playing the odds: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep and it passes.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The brain thing, st vitas dance put some in mental hospitals.The kidney thing led to sudden kidney failure that some did not survive.The heart thing ate up valves and left many weak for the remainder of a short life.

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Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Is 500mg Amoxicillin 2x/day for 10 days enough to treat Strep throat in an adult?

Pretty standard rx: Strep is well known to be susceptible to the penicillin family of drugs.This is a common and effective adult dosing.

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How long after i start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will i start feeling better?

Strep Throat: You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. Symptoms usually begin improving around that time.

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How long after i start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will i start feeling better?

How long after i start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will i start feeling better?

Strep throat : You will feel better in a few days. The reason to take antibiotics for strep throat I s an important one. It is to prevent the complication of strep throat called acute rheumatic fever which can damage your heart. If you have any side effects with antibiotics please let your doctor know and remind him/her you are on them for strep throat.