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My child went to urgent care yesterday to get treatment for her strep. They said she should be ok to go to school today. I thought she was contagious for a full 24hrs.
4 yr old finished a 10 day amoxicillin treatment for strep. Next day has a 102 temp. Today fever hovering near 100 but no other symptoms. Still strep?
Unlikely: Strep symptoms should have resolved fairly rapidly and if child still ill after 10 days either diagnosis wrong or there are complications either with the disease or the choice of therapy. Some cases of strep throat have the penicillin derivative inactivated in the throat by enzymes produced by another organism. Let doctor seen your child again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I began penicillin treatment for Strep Throat this morning. Is there anything I can do to expedite my healing? It is very painful.
Strep throat: Please take the antibiotic as directed. For the sore throat can alos gargle 3 x a day with salt water 1 tsp salt in glass of water as salt has antibacterial effect. Cepachol lozenges which are over the counter may help it has menthol so take only as directed and do not take more. Take the antibiotic. F/u and discuss with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and Should: Untreated strep throat in rare cases can cause serious complications. These include rheumatic heart disease which generally is permanent damage. There is a window of a week or so where treatment with appropriate antibiotics will prevent this problem. See your doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?
See doctor/get ABX!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be done in a walk-in clinic on the same day. Treatment is with benzathine penicillin/penicillin x 10 days, and it is important to get it within 9 days of onset, before possible acute renal failure that can rarely happen with this disease. ...Read more
Gum swelling a few days after starting treatment for strep throat, cefdinir 300mg 2 days left. What caused and what to do for swelling?
Swollen gums: Repot this and any other symptom to your doctor. Any hives, red spots on your skin, itching, difficulty swallowing? Your doctor can tell you if you are having allergic symptoms or if something else is going on. It is also a good idea to see your dentist about your swollen gums. Your dentist can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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