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Treatment For Strep Throat Antibiotics
You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When i was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi it been a week i been diagnose with strep throat still haven't gone away even with antibiotic should I worry?
Sore throat: First, who examined? Did anyone evaluate for a peritonsillar abscess? And did they do a monospot? Many 'strep throats' are actually mono, which while strep bacteria may be present in a culture, the strep isn't the cause of symptoms. If it's mono, an ebv panel might help, but the treatment is rest and no Aspirin if it is. ...Read more
My doctor diagnose me with strep throat gave me antibiotic but my thorat still aches and i finish all my medication now what should I do?
Hi I been feeling so tired and weak. About two weeks ago I had what the doctor at the time told me was strep throat. I went and got the antibiotic for it. I took it and about two days later I started feeling better. About a week went by and I started feel
Need to recheck: You should return for a recheck appt. Strep throat symptoms pass quickly with treatment, but sometimes can relapse. But also extreme fatigue and not feeling well may indicate something else going on and so perhaps some basic blood tests are in order. Also sometimes mono can occur with strep throat and that can be tested for because that may require more time to pass. ...Read more
I took antibiotic for strep throat which didn't work. Doctor switched me to clarithromycin yesterday. Today I have one hive. Should i be worried?
Prob not: One red, itchy, raised spot (hive) is not usually a sign of a systemic alleric reaction. If you are having an allergic reaction, you will know it shortly, the one hive will become many. If that happens, stop the antibiotic, take a benadryl, and call your doc or head to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really necessary to get an antibiotic for strep throat or can I let my body fight it naturally?
I have an antibiotic for my strep throat but if my partner sleeps in the same bed as me is he likely to get it too?
Hi i was it has been a week i been diagnose with strep throat it seems the antibiotic not working do I need a stronger one?
May be other factors: People can have a viral infection and or mono and test positive for strep at the same time. Strep are universally killed by the penicillin group of abx while occasional resistance to erythromycin/zithromax have been reported. If you have a dual infection chenging abx won't help. If on a penicillin drug, you need to complete it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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