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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Strep Pharyngitis

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Dr. Kenny Chuu Dr. Chuu
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Antibiotics: Hi
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment ? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what ?

Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment ?  Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what ?

No antibiotic: It's difficult to imagine any kind of pharyngitis without pain. But wether or not painful, the large majority of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections and won't help. Can't thin of any "natural" remedies that will help either. Just sit tight -- see a doctor for professional advice if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Afraz Adam Dr. Adam
Urgent Care
27 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po Dr. Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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I was diagnosed with strep pharyngitis on Tuesday and started Amoxicillin at 2pm. I still can't sleep or function. When should I feel better?

I was diagnosed with strep pharyngitis on Tuesday and started Amoxicillin at 2pm. I still can't sleep or function. When should I feel better?

Antibiotic effect: Imagine millions of bacteria where, in a wave of antibiotic,- most of these bacteria explode, with their guts and toxins spilling out all over the place- it's a total mess. This mess attracts thousands of white blood cells, and an inflammatory response ensues that cleans this mess up- resulting in increased tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling. The area will improve in a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is pharyngitis and strep the same thing?

Is pharyngitis and strep the same thing?

Pharyngitis: Hello. Pharyngitis is a term that means inflammation of the pharynx which actuall is the back of the nose, mouth and throat. Strep is a common bacteria that can cause pharyngitis. Common lingo sometimes uses strep to refer to a pharyngitis but it is important to realize that viruses are one of the most causes of pharyngitis and antibiotics are actually not helpful in these cases. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

Can Not: Although it may, to a point develop naturally, there is no way to increse one's immunity. This is depite products advertised to do so. They do not work. ...Read more

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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I've had mono and strep in the past multiple times each... Have pharyngitis now but patient first says could be mono or strep...?

I've had mono and strep in the past multiple times each... Have pharyngitis now but patient first says could be mono or strep...?

STREP or MONO: The viral infectious mono can be infected with the bacterial strep . Mono test is positive and strep test is also positive. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner Dr. Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3

Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3

Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I went to the ER thurs where the doc told me I have strep pharyngitis he gave me penicillin it is now sat and the white spots r worst is that normal?

I went to the ER thurs where the doc told me I have strep pharyngitis he gave me penicillin it is now sat and the white spots r worst is that normal?

Question unclear: How was strep pharyngitis diagnosed? Therapy will seldom shorten the duration and is designed to prevent post-streptococcal complications like acute rheumatic fever. If the diagnosis incorrect the white spots may continue to get worse. May be infectious mononucleosis. Where are they and what do they look like? . ...Read more

Dr. Mark McGranahan Dr. McGranahan
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Could I have mono or strep? Doctor says pharyngitis. Have some white spots/redness. Have had both in past. Rapid strep test said - not tested for mono

Many causes: There are many different potential causes for sore throats. While strep throat and mono are two of the most famous causes, there are many other more common viral (and some less common bacterial) infections which can cause sore throat. If your symptoms do not improve within the next few days or if it becomes increasingly difficult to swallow then you need to see a doctor for follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

It is not always: Obvious. The beefy red, enlarged tonsils with purulent exudates and swollen lymph nodes don't always occur. A strep throat test/ culture will allow you to know for sure. ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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I had pharyngitis two weeks ago and now im feeling congested and my throat hurts a lot with a little nausea strep was ruled out by the doctor?

I had pharyngitis two weeks ago and now im feeling congested and my throat hurts a lot with a little nausea strep was ruled out by the doctor?

You can always: have another bacterial infection that is not Streptococcus. Perhaps you had some antibiotics given two weeks ago? Or if not, then you may need some at this point if there is bacterial suprainfection. You need to see your doctor again for re-examination and proper diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Dr. Kumar
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.

I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.

Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I saw a doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with pharyngitis. Still waiting for strep throat culture to come back. Pain is worst. Can hardly swallow.?

I saw a doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with pharyngitis. Still waiting for strep throat culture to come back. Pain is worst. Can hardly swallow.?

Can be other things.: Strep is not the only cause of pharyngitis. Herpes simplex, chlamydia, ebv, corynebacterium diptheriae, and many others can also cause it. That is one reason why the strep check swab is done, as well as a strep culture. Your doctor should be able to do this/should have done this rapid check so you can start treatment if positive. See your doctor soon if it gets worse for empiric treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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What kind of treatment is there for strep throat ?

What kind of treatment is there for strep throat  ?

Penicillin: Plain penicillin or Amoxicillin is still the drug of choice. Another choice will be 5-day course of Cefdinir (omnicef). For individuals with penicillin allergy, Azithromycin (zithromax) is often prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Is roxythomycin a treatment for strep throat?

Is roxythomycin a treatment for strep throat?

Not the first...: ...Choice, but may help. Up to 20% of streps are resistant, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is the symptoms of strep throat and what is the treatment?

What is the symptoms of strep throat and what is the treatment?

Strep throat: Strep throat symptoms can include sore, swollen throat (with or without exudate), fever, headache, nausea, rash, fatigue. Not all of these symptoms need to be present - the diagnosis is confirmed with either a rapid strep test (throat swab) or culture. When strep is diagnosed - the treatment is a course of antibiotics. If you are concerned, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Yvette Westford Dr. Westford
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Strep Throat (Definition)

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