what antibiotic can i take if im allergic to penicillin and i have a sore throat

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Dr. Holly Maes answered:

Can strep throat be penicillin resistant?

No, but...

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Group A strep, the bacteria that causes 'strep throat' is still universally sensitive to PCN. However, other bacteria can cause pharyngitis and acute tonsillitis, as well as many viruses. If you are not getting better, would get back with doc and see if you need a full culture or evaluation for other causes such as mono(caused by EBV virus and can sometimes give false positive result strep test)
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Will Cefdinir treat strep throat as well as penicillin or amoxicillin?

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Nothing is better than penicillin for strep pharyngitis. Is that simple. 2 penicillins: injection is the best (bicillin LA), or oral pen vk is good as well
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I had a sore throat for 8 days now shall I take penicillin ?

Probably not

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most sore throats are viral. They can be from post nasal drip or just viral infection in throat. Rarely bacterial tonsilitis or strep throat is the cause. These have more pain, difficulty swallowing, absence of cough, fever associated. See your doctor if your throat continues to hurt
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

If I'm allergic to penicillin, what can I take for my sore throat?

Zithromax or others

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Mild throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritation, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep. A primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start non-penicillin antibiotics (such as Zithromax, or sometimes Omnicef or Keflex).
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Sore throat for a week or so and abscessed tooth takin penicillin for tooth help?!!

Maybe not

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Minor Sore throat is often from a viral infection which is not affected by antibiotics. If you have a fever and a significant sore throat, you may have strep throat, which needs to be evaluated and tested (cultured) by your physician.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

What can I take if I am allergic to penicillin and I have strep throat?

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In penicillin allergic patients with Streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin or zithromax as well as clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Cephalosporins

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Strep pharyngitis in most of children with penicillin allergy can be treated with cephalosporins, e.g., keflex or omnicef. Children who experienced anaphylactic reaction to penicillin should be treated with macrolide.
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How long would strep throat/tonsillitis last while on penicillin?

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The person is usually not contagious after completing the first 24 hours of antibiotics and they generally feel significant improvement after 24 to 48 hours. You still need to take the full course of antibiotics. Don't stop just because you are feeling better.
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How quickly do strep throat symptoms respond to penicillin?

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Symptoms may improve within 6-8 hours after taking penicillin and feel a lot better within 24 hours, at which time one is no longer contagious.
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What can I take for strep throat if i'm allergic to penicillin?

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With penicillin allergy, medications like keflex, biaxin, zithromax & clindamycin are sometimes ordered.
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