Top
20
Doctor insights on: Treat Strep

Share
1

1
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Does rocephin (ceftriaxone) treat strep throat?

Does rocephin (ceftriaxone) treat strep throat?

Yes..but not best!: To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of rocephin(ceftriaxone) should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, otherwise standard abx should be first choice. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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. ...Read more

6

6
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. ...Read more

8

8
Can clindamycin cure strep throat?

Can clindamycin cure strep throat?

Yes,but: It has so many negative side effects that its use is usually limited to toxic shock syndrome or necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) when less toxic antibiotics cannot be used. ...Read more

9

9
Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

Can macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat my strep throat?

Unlikely : The germ would probably laugh at this drug.Time to have your throat issue properly confirmed and the proper meds prescribed if needed.More than half of raw throats are viral. ...Read more

12

12
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. ...Read more

13

13
Can amoxicillin treat gonorrhea?

Can amoxicillin treat gonorrhea?

No: The only reliable treatment for gonorrhea these days is Ceftriaxone given by injection, and we're not sure how long that will keep working. ...Read more

14

14
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. ...Read more

15

15
How to cure strep throat?

How to cure strep throat?

Two steps: Step one: proper diagnosis= quick strep test with high accuracy step two: take your medicine on schedule you will not be contagous after 24hrs on meds but you need to finish them. Comfort measures including ibuprofen, throat sprays or lossenges can also help. ...Read more

16

16
How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

How to treat terrible strep throat symptoms?

Strep throat: Along with antibiotics you can take Ibuprofen and gargle with warm watersalt solution. ...Read more

17

17
Need doctor's help! will macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) treat strep throat?

No: Not only is macrodantin, or nitrofurantoin, not good for that particular bacterium, but it works by concentrating in the urinary system. Macrodantin is not terribly effective against infection anywhere in the body but the urinary system. ...Read more

18

18
Can antibiotics treat mono?

Can antibiotics treat mono?

No, it is viral: Mono is an infection by ebv virus, and is seen more often in teens or young adults. Ebv virus is contagious in the saliva. Younger kids who catch ebv usually do not get the mono syndrome of prolonged fatigue, aches, swollen glands, huge tonsils, fevers, sore throat, swollen spleen, etc... Occasionally, middle ear or sinus infections, or a coincidental strep throat, occur and need antibiotics. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
Can I use doxycycline to treat strep throat?

Can I use doxycycline to treat strep throat?

You should have a : Proper evaluation to determine if you have strep throat. Self- treatment may not be in your best interest. ...Read more

20

20
Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a post-infectious immune response to group a streptococcus. The purpose of taking antibiotics is to prevent further spread of the infection to others as well as to stop the immune cycle. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer